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McCoy's RCRA Review

August 2017

DSW rule legal woes continue

EPA’s 2015 definition of solid waste (DSW) rule was issued to resolve legal challenges to its 2008 DSW rule. And now the 2015 rule itself has been successfully challenged. The court vacated parts of the 2015 regulation—and reinstated some of the 2008 language. We kid you not.   READ MORE  


RCRA-clipse in Lake Tahoe

Get your RCRA training—and take in the solar eclipse with us in Lake Tahoe, August 21-25, 2017. We’ll be at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, where the rooms offer a towering view of the blue waters and pristine shores of the lake. There’s plenty of hiking near the hotel. Try the Stateline Lookout Trail for an easy stroll. Or walk to the nearby Heavenly Mountain Resort to take a gondola ride up to 9,123 feet above sea level for stunning panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. We’ll see you there.

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Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
Stateline Lookout Trail
Heavenly Gondola Rides






RCRA rules on the horizon

EPA is working on seven rules that will make interesting changes to the hazardous waste regs. Two new rulemakings would add aerosol cans as universal waste and make changes to the ignitability characteristic. See what’s over the next hill.   READ MORE  


RCRA by the sea

Relax with us in Virginia Beach, Virginia, September 11-15, 2017. Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, our host hotel, the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, is home to a spectacular rooftop infinity pool and Sky Bar for your enjoyment. After your training, relax along the waterfront on two wheels with Beach Bike Tours. And be sure to stop by the Virginia Beach Museum of Contemporary Art, just one and a half miles from the hotel.

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Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Beach Bike Tours
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art


Avoid this analytical pitfall

Don’t get too excited when you see a nondetect for an analytical result. First, check the method detection limit. If it’s above the regulatory level, you may not know as much as you think you do.   READ MORE  




Enjoy crisp RCRA in Denver

It’s time to put away your shorts and grab a sweater. Join us for your fall RCRA training in Denver, Colorado, October 2-6, 2017. We’ll be at the Sheraton Denver West, located at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The hotel is easily accessible by public transit or car alike, and it has expansive views of downtown and the foothills. If Thai is your thing, head to Thai Diamond CafĂ© for dinner, featuring the best Thai food in the city, and just five minutes by car from the hotel. Register now.

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Sheraton Denver West
RTD Light Rail
Thai Diamond Cafe




Lollapalooza Colorado-Style. Save the date

It’s been a few years since we’ve held a networking event, but on Wednesday, October 4—immediately following our Denver 5-Day RCRA class—we’re hosting an Open House at McCoy’s Denver headquarters just a few blocks from our host hotel. We’ll be celebrating the natural beauty of our home state and will have some interesting guests in attendance. Please RSVP at 303-526-2674.


Thoughts on the e-manifest?

The e-manifest advisory board will hold a public meeting in September to solicit advice on the launch of the e-manifest system in 2018. To find out more about this meeting or where to get additional information on the e-manifest, check out our summary.   READ MORE  


A language translator Uhura would love

Real-time language translation used to be a thing of science fiction, a la Star Trek or the Babelfish in a Douglas Adams novel. However, the ambitious startup, Timekettle, aims to change that with a device about the size of a Bluetooth earpiece. It’s cool technology. Learn more.

A look at Timekettle’s communication device
Biography: Uhura
About Douglas Adams


2017–2018 Seminars

5-Day RCRA Seminars
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
Houston: November 14–15, 2017
Denver: March 20–21, 2018
Las Vegas: May 30–31, 2018

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