Be Careful That The EPA Judges Your Industrial Waste Recycling As Legitimate Recycling

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promotes industrial hazardous waste recycling and has many concessions to do so. The EPA will not however make concessions on what constitutes legitimate recycling versus sham recycling. The 2008 DSW Rule established four “Legitimacy Factors” composed of two “Core Factors” and two “Factors that Must be Considered,” which are codified at Continue Reading…

Tips on Conducting a Smooth Inspection for Your Business

Facility operators don’t have much time to prepare for a inspection after a notice arrives.  It’s best to already have procedures in place to handle how to handle an inspection. Most facility operators know their inspectors and have long-standing relationships.  Make sure to realize that an inspectors job is to find out what is being down Continue Reading…

Are Your Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Properly Marked? Fines Can Be Large!

PCB labeling Requirements If items were not originally labeled by their manufacturer, the owner must label items that may contain PCBs. Standard PCB labels are square and come in 1-in. increments from 2 in. x 2 in. to 6 in. x 6 in. If the standard PCB label is too large to fit on a piece of Continue Reading…