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March 2019

Join our Refresher herd

Come to Denver, Colorado, March 26-27, 2019 for our first RCRA Refresher of 2019. Hosted at the Sheraton Denver West, this course is designed to present content in a fast-paced environment that’s tailored to RCRA pros. After a day of training, take the W-Line (at Federal Center Station) to downtown Union Station and check out the Denver Milk Market—an amalgamation of hip and cool restaurants, bars, and shops. Or, get your gnosh on at local favorite, Pig’n Out Smoke House, a short ten-minute drive from the hotel. Register now.

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Sheraton Denver West
Denver Milk Market
Pig'n Out Smoke House




Final pharmaceutical rule promulgated

EPA’s final pharmaceutical rule was promulgated on February 22, 2019. The rule will take effect at the federal level on August 21, 2019. EPA hosted a webinar and provided answers to a variety of questions asked by the regulated community concerning this new rule. A recording of the webinar may be accessed via EPA’s CLU-IN website. Last month, we provided a detailed analysis of its various provisions, including management standards for healthcare facilities and reverse distributors, revisions to the P075 nicotine listing, and more. We’ve updated it with links to new Subpart P on the e-CFR.   READ MORE  


Rivian takes on the all-electric pickup truck

Michigan-based startup Rivian is making waves in the electric vehicle industry. After garnering more than $1 billion in funding (led by Amazon), the company is gearing up to challenge Tesla in the luxury electric vehicle market. For now, Rivian’s line includes the R1T pickup, and R1S SUV, both with impressive ranges of up to 400 miles on a single charge. Learn more.


RCRA and relaxation

Head to Houston, Texas, for a week of in-depth RCRA training April 15-19, 2019. We’ll be stationed at the maritime-inspired South Shore Harbour Resort, featuring exceptional on-site dining. Relax and enjoy the tropical-style pool and swim-up bar or make use of the nearby Fitness Center at South Shore Harbour (about five blocks from the hotel). Feast on traditional Brazilian steak at Avenida Brazil Churrascaria, by car, it’s just fifteen minutes from the hotel. Join us.

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South Shore Harbour Resort
Fitness Center at South Shore Harbour
Avenida Brazil Churrascaria






Suggestions on improving the manifest?

Have you ever wanted to enter a waste quantity on a manifest smaller than one pound? What about using a more precise quantity amount, such as 2.3 tons? Better yet, did you ever wish manifest information was the same as that required in your biennial report? EPA is seeking comment on multiple proposals regarding these very issues. We’ve summarized the goals and proposals to help you weigh in with your thoughts and suggestions.   READ MORE  


Recycle PET using a biological process

Carbios, a biotechnology company, says it has successfully produced the first PET bottle made with 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic waste, using a purely biological process. It offers forward-looking companies a time-saving and cost-effective solution for achieving 100 percent recyclable plastic packaging. Learn about it.




EPA’s 2018 enforcement stats

The agency’s environmental enforcement results are now available for FY2018, detailing the agency’s civil, criminal, and Superfund enforcement achievements. A new feature in this year’s report is a story map, highlighting the agency’s achievements and also providing interactive case maps to track individual enforcement actions.   READ MORE  


Meet McCoy; Robyn Weber, VP of Marketing and Strategy

Robyn Weber has been a part of Team McCoy for over fourteen years. She manages McCoy’s Marketing and Operations departments.

Robyn’s heart lies in the wilderness, where star-filled nights calm her soul. She frequently travels deep into the wild of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters to canoe with her husband, Eric (who you’ll meet in this feature next month).

When she’s not paddling into the far reaches of the wilderness, Robyn can be found gardening with waterwise/xeric plants that thrive in Denver’s dry, high altitude climate. With spring on the horizon, she is eagerly awaiting the appearance of the hardy and beautiful white tulips and blue columbines. Perfect for our western climate.

Find Robyn at a McCoy seminar and be sure to regale her with a story about your life (or RCRA). It’s her favorite part of attending.






Maximum RCRA civil penalties on the rise

By law, EPA must adjust maximum RCRA civil penalties annually, and this year's adjustment has been made. Per-day penalties approaching $100,000 are now in effect, depending on the type of violation. See how costly noncompliance can be for 2019.   READ MORE  


Score an eagle on the island

Venture to the elegant Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, where we’ll host a week-long RCRA training May 6-10, 2019. The hotel is located within easy driving range of eight golf courses (plus 16 more to be discovered on the Island), so be sure to bring or rent clubs! The hotel also offers bicycle rentals for cruising along the beach after the seminar, and there are daily guided tours offered by Outside Hilton Head. We’ll see you there.

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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Golf Courses
Outside Hilton Head Bicycle Tours


2019 Seminars

5-Day RCRA Seminars
Houston: April 15–19, 2019
Hilton Head Island: May 6–10, 2019
Portland: June 17–21, 2019
San Antonio: July 22–26, 2019
Lake Tahoe: August 26–30, 2019
Virginia Beach: September 23–27, 2019
Denver: October 7–11, 2019
Chicago: October 28–November 1, 2019
Las Vegas: December 9–13, 2019

2-Day RCRA Refreshers
Denver: March 26–27, 2019
Las Vegas: June 4–5, 2019
Boston: July 30–31, 2019
Houston: November 19–20, 2019

3-Day Puerto Rico RCRA Seminar
Guaynabo: August 13–15, 2019

Visit to register or call us at 303-526-2674.


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