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McCoy's RCRA Review

July 2017



Compacting = Treatment?

If you are compacting hazardous waste, would that be considered “treatment”? A company that compacts and bales its hazardous waste air filters asked EPA this question recently. And the agency has now responded with formal guidance. To find out the answer, see our summary.   READ MORE  


Last call for San Antonio

We have plenty of seats and there’s still time to sign up!

We’ll be in San Antonio, Texas next week, July 17-21, 2017. After your training, feast your eyes upon the stunning sunsets of Texas Hill Country atop the Tower of the Americas, a twelve-minute walk from the hotel. From the Tower, take in the scenery on the observation deck or dine in the award-winning Chart House restaurant. See Texas in a whole new way.

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Hilton Palacio del Rio
Tower of the Americas
Chart House




GIR guidance drips in

Now that the Generator Improvements Rule (GIR) has begun taking effect, EPA is getting inquiries about how it applies in particular situations. The wood treating industry is the first to receive any formal guidance—specifically on drip pads. We’ve summarized what the agency said.   READ MORE  


Step 1: Register for Boston 2-Day

We’ll be in Boston, Massachusetts, August 1-2, 2017. Our host hotel, the Royal Sonesta, is located in Cambridge, across the Charles River from Boston proper. We condense almost all of our 5-day seminar content into two fast-paced days and our two presenters will get you back to your facility fast.

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Royal Sonesta Boston


Step 2: Enjoy Boston

Refresher attendees are often short on time so we won’t regale about the amazing abundance of things to do while you’re in town. However, we couldn’t resist mentioning two: Boston terriers and Trillium.

Yep, named after this great city, Boston terriers are true Americans, being the first “purebred” dog made in the USA. Learn about RCRA while you’re here AND contemplate bringing home one of the best family dogs around.

Or enjoy a warm, August evening in the garden. Head to Trillium Garden on the Greenway. Trillium is a beloved Boston craft brewer that believes in family, passion, and great beer. It’s about twenty minutes by car or the "T" subway.

Dog or bat? The loveable Boston Terrier
Trillium Garden on the Greenway


Manifesting off-shore wastes

Off-shore oil platforms are unusual facilities under RCRA because they are, well, off-shore. EPA recently issued some new guidance that rescinds a previous interpretation regarding when manifests must accompany wastes shipped from off-shore oil platforms.   READ MORE  


48th anniversary of Apollo 11

On July 20, 2017, Sotheby’s will hold the first legal auction of moon dust and rocks from Apollo 11’s flight, according to Jim Hull, head of exhibits and artifacts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Ownership of artifacts from lunar missions is generally restricted, so this auction is a unique event. Find out why.






RCRA on the alpine shore

McCoy ventures to Lake Tahoe for a week of RCRA training, August 21-25, 2017. Just a half-mile from the sparkling shores of North America’s largest alpine lake, sits Harvey’s, our host hotel. If you’re up for a round, the hotel offers preferred access to the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Or after your daily download, take a short walk to the waterfront and enjoy parasailing, jet-skiing, boating, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding. See you there.

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Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
Watersports Rental


McCoy’s 3-Day Seminar for Puerto Rico

Join us for a 3-day RCRA seminar in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, August 8-10, 2017. Take a look at our brochure for additional details, the course agenda, and maps to the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, where we’re holding the seminar. Please note: because this seminar takes place in an office setting, hotel and lodging services are not available.

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Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA)
McCoy seminar brochure and maps to the PRMA


2017–2018 Seminars

5-Day RCRA Seminars
San Antonio: July 17–21, 2017
Lake Tahoe: August 21–25, 2017
Virginia Beach: September 11–15, 2017
Denver: October 2–6, 2017
Chicago: October 23–27, 2017
Las Vegas: December 4–8, 2017
Orlando: February 5–9, 2018
Phoenix: March 5–9, 2018
Houston: April 9–13, 2018
Hilton Head Island: May 7–11, 2018
Seattle: June 18–22, 2018

2-Day RCRA Refreshers
Boston: August 1–2, 2017
Houston: November 14–15, 2017
Denver: March 20–21, 2018
Las Vegas: May 30–31, 2018

3-Day Puerto Rico RCRA Seminar
Guaynabo: August 8–10, 2017

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