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November 2020

Round-out 2020

Join us in our last .VIRTUAL seminar of the year to be held November 30-December 4, 2020. Participate in training that’s delivered via our real-time live broadcast. Learn the nuances of RCRA regulations and receive answers to your questions, navigate detailed modules, and walk through case studies to help embed the learning. Experience thorough and convenient RCRA training with McCoy.

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5-Day Agenda


Streamlined signing for e-manifests

Although the e-manifest system has been in use for more than two years, e-manifests (fully electronic and hybrid) represent less than 0.5 percent of the approximately two million manifests EPA receives annually. Responding to input from the e-Manifest Advisory Board, the agency will no longer require generators and transporters to go through the CROMERR validation process for their e-manifest signatures.   READ MORE  


New procedures for managing guidance

EPA’s rule for managing guidance documents was finalized in October 2020. This administrative rule impacts not only how the agency develops guidance, but also how the public can petition for its modification, withdrawal, or reinstatement. EPA cites three benefits of this new rule: 1) guidance is developed with appropriate review, 2) accessibility and transparency are provided to the public, and 3) significant guidance documents are developed with public participation.   READ MORE  






Plan your training now

Take a look at our 2021 RCRA seminar schedule and you’ll see a mix of in-person and .VIRTUAL seminar formats. We’re uncertain if COVID will be omnipresent in the new year, so check our website for the latest info. Remember, you can register for any McCoy seminar and if your plans change, call us at 303-526-2674. We don’t charge fees to transfer or cancel your registration. We hope this brings a little peace of mind.

Our 2021 RCRA seminar schedule


Carbon-negative DOD

The US military is the largest single user of petroleum and realizes that finding a migration path from fossil fuels is part of its strategy to reduce existential threats. Through the US Global Research Program, the Department of Defense strives to coordinate scientific research with federal agencies, NASA, National Science Foundation, Smithsonian Institution, and USAID. Business leaders are also collaborating with the DOD in a worldwide effort to combat climate change.


Psst. PFAS guidance.

EPA’s current regulatory agenda includes proposing a rule to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as CERCLA hazardous substances. In the meantime, the agency has made interim recommendations on cleaning up groundwater contaminated with two of these chemicals, perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctanesulfonate. The guidance applies to federal cleanup activities under CERCLA and RCRA corrective action.   READ MORE  




Reliable Sherpa

When looking for the RCRA answers you need to run a smooth operation, let our Sherpa guide you. Its RCRA-centric search engine is designed to help you connect the dots through interactive flow charts; 1,491 RCRA Online documents; 1978 and later Federal Register notices; and over 50,000 hyperlinks. In addition, Sherpa includes RCRA Reference and RCRA Unraveled to provide you with immediate results. Click forward with McCoy Sherpa.

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Last month, EPA released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to expand its coal combustion residues (CCR) rule. While inactive surface impoundments at inactive facilities were exempt from regulation in the original 2015 CCR rule, a 2018 court decision required EPA to bring them under federal control. The agency is using this ANPRM to collect information on legacy CCR surface impoundments to assist in the development of regulations for these units. Comments and data are being accepted until December 14, 2020.   READ MORE  


Park It

City parks are more than a place to go for a stroll. They promote a healthy mindset and encourage physical activities. Trust for Public Land is a nonprofit that is working with outdoor apparel companies like The North Face, Timberline, and JansSport to provide access to over 100 million Americans who do not have a park within a 10-minute walk from their homes. This expanse of greenbelts, city parks, and public art will enrich the community. It’s time for all Americans to enjoy the great outdoors.


2020–2021 Seminars

5-Day RCRA Seminars
.VIRTUAL: November 30–December 4, 2020
.VIRTUAL: January 18–22, 2021
Phoenix: January 25–29, 2021
.VIRTUAL: February 8–12, 2021
Orlando: February 22–26, 2021
.VIRTUAL: March 8–12, 2021
Houston: April 12–16, 2021
.VIRTUAL: April 26–30, 2021
Hilton Head Island: May 17–21, 2021
.VIRTUAL: May 24–28, 2021
Portland: June 21–25, 2021
San Antonio: July 19–23, 2021
Lake Tahoe: August 23–27, 2021
Virginia Beach: September 13–17, 2021
Denver: October 4–8, 2021
Las Vegas: December 6–10, 2021

2-Day RCRA Refreshers
Denver: March 23–24, 2021
.VIRTUAL: March 30–31, 2021
Las Vegas: June 8–9, 2021
.VIRTUAL: June 29–30, 2021
Houston: November 16–17, 2021

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