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McCoy's RCRA Review
  January 2016

EPA Launches Self-Policing Portal

While EPA has encouraged self-disclosure of environmental violations for some time, the process can be time-consuming. To address this, the agency launched a web-based portal to streamline self-disclosure of violations, thereby saving time and resources for both regulated entities and EPA.   READ MORE  


RCRA in Orlando is approaching quickly—book your lodging now!

Our first RCRA seminar of 2016 will be held February 1-5 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida. We have plenty of room in the seminar, but the hotel is close to capacity over our dates and is sold out February 2. We have provided a list of nearby hotels below, should you choose to stay elsewhere. Space is limited, so make your reservations soon!

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Rosen Plaza Hotel
Alternate hotels list

Say Goodbye to OSWER and Hello to OLEM

The Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) has changed its name to the Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM). [80 FR 77575] EPA states that since the inception of OSWER, the office has expanded its program beyond just “solid waste,” and the new name better represents its current role. There are no plans to change the current mission of OLEM or to change any of the statutes that fall under OLEM’s authority, which include RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, and SARA. The name change is effective December 15, 2015, the date it was published in the Federal Register.


Get down to business in Denver.

Spend March 1-2, 2016 in Denver, Colorado for our first Refresher of the year. The accelerated pace of this class—which includes almost all of the content from our 5-day seminar—is just right for experienced RCRA professionals.

Our host hotel, the Denver Sheraton West, offers a complimentary shuttle to the nearby light rail station which can take you downtown for dining and shopping after a day of studying. The light rail also stops in front of The Buckhorn Exchange, Denver’s oldest steakhouse, serving specialties like elk, ostrich, and, yes, yak. We hope to see you out west.

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Sheraton Denver West
RTD Lightrail
The Buckhorn Exchange

No New RCRA Rules in December 2015

December 2015 was a quiet month for EPA. No significant RCRA rules or proposals were published.

We sweat the small stuff.

It’s a new year and McCoy books are back from the printer and ready for delivery. A tremendous amount of work and TLC goes into development, research, and writing so our publications are accurate and comprehensive. The same can be said for our vendor partner, Edwards Brothers Malloy. Like your own facility, EB Malloy has a complex manufacturing process. Here’s a snapshot of where and how our books are printed and fabricated.

McCoy's RCRA Reference consists of 40 CFR Parts 260–280 and 148. It weighs in at 1,184 pages, and the regs are current as of January 1, 2016. Reference includes icons that direct you to relevant sections in our companion publication, RCRA Unraveled. And what makes Unraveled special is that it clarifies EPA’s interpretation of the regs in plain English. We believe it’s the clearest discussion of the hazardous waste regs available. The 2016 edition has 1,032 pages of practical guidance, case studies, and diagrams.

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Purchase RCRA Reference for $165, RCRA Unraveled for $145, or buy our Compliance Set of both books for $295. UPS ground shipping within the contiguous U.S. is included in the price.


Springtime in the spectacular Sonoran Desert.

We’ll be at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa hotel in Arizona March 14-18, 2016 for a 5-day RCRA seminar. Early spring is one of the best times to visit the area. Warm temperatures and wildflowers abound. Get your RCRA download each day, then go exploring. One idea—a hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. There are trailheads in nearby Scottsdale, about half an hour away from our hotel. You’ll probably spot some saguaros, the iconic cactuses native to the Sonoran Desert region, so be sure to bring a camera. Join us in sunny Phoenix.

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Hilton Phoenix/Mesa
McDowell Preserve trailheads
The Sonoran Desert
Saguaro cactuses

2016 Seminars

5-Day RCRA Seminars
Orlando, FL
: February 1-5, 2016
Phoenix, AZ: March 14-18, 2016
Houston, TX: April 11-15, 2016
Hilton Head Island, SC: May 16-20, 2016
Seattle, WA: June 20-24, 2016
San Antonio, TX: July 18-22, 2016
Lake Tahoe, NV: August 15-19, 2016
Virginia Beach, VA: September 19-23, 2016
Denver, CO: October 3-7, 2016
Indianapolis, IN: October 24-28, 2016
Las Vegas, NV: December 5-9, 2016

2-Day RCRA Refreshers
Denver, CO
: March 1-2, 2016
Las Vegas, NV: June 7-8, 2016
Boston, MA: August 2-3, 2016
Houston, TX: November 15-16, 2016

3-Day Puerto Rico RCRA Seminar
Guaynabo, PR
: August 9-11, 2016

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