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March 2021

2019 biennial report online

The numbers are in: U.S. large quantity generators generated more than 34 million tons of hazardous waste in 2019. The 2019 biennial report data are available, and EPA’s website provides significant flexibility in accessing the data. Waste generation and management data are available all the way back to the 2001 reporting cycle. So, if you are interested in knowing how much hazardous waste was generated in the Northern Mariana Islands in 2007, the biennial report website has your answer.   READ MORE  

 

Ah, spring. April RCRA

It’s time for spring training, so come to our April 26-30, 2021 McCoy.VIRTUAL RCRA 5-Day seminar. Gather in-depth RCRA knowledge through our live broadcast. Our presenters will walk you through case-studies, answer questions, and provide insight. Hit RCRA out of the park with McCoy.

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New e-Manifest bulletin

To help improve stakeholder communication, EPA has launched the e-Manifest Quarterly Bulletin. The first issue arrived in February and provided an overview of the e-manifest system’s latest developments and what’s right around the corner. In this initial installment, you’ll find information on the recent e-manifest advisory board meeting, the new quick-sign feature, help on registering for the e-manifest system, and more. The e-manifest monthly webinars are also still being held, typically at 2 pm Eastern time on the last Wednesday of each month.

 

 

 

CAA—engage!

The McCoy.VIRTUAL CAA seminar is kicking off March 23-25, 2021. Industry experts know that the Clean Air Act can be nuanced and unique for each facility. Join our three presenters for our live broadcast training, hear questions, determine applicability, and work case studies. Remove the fog from the CAA and gain clear and practical knowledge. Register here.

 

How to retire scrap tires

Occasionally, EPA provides guidance and insight into nonhazardous secondary material (NHSM) determinations for materials processed and then burned as fuels. In December 2020, the agency published a fact sheet on its NHSM determination for scrap tires. To receive nonwaste status under the Part 241 NHSM provisions, discarded tires must be processed into tire-derived fuel. Typically, this means the tires are chipped or shredded, sorted, and dewired (with at least 90% wire removal). [76 FR 15498]

 

 

 

RCRA bound

Hot off the press! McCoy’s 2021 editions of RCRA Reference and RCRA Unraveled are now available. Our 2021 publications will help you navigate the regs in an easy to follow format, written in plain English. Get the right tools to stay on track at your facility. Order here.

 

Refresh your focus

There are still seats available for our McCoy.VIRTUAL 2-day RCRA Refresher training, March 30-31, 2021. Dive into our live broadcast training with its accelerated and condensed format. Interact with our presenters as they work case studies, answer questions, and enhance your RCRA insight. McCoy Refresher—clear guidance, fast. Register today.

 

Salt situation

For decades the U.S. has been using road salt to reduce ice on our winter roads. Applying salt is cheap and efficient; however, the long term impacts on the environment are not. The salt runoff upsets the chemical balance of the soil, affects aquatic species, and impacts drinking water in lakes and rivers. Though using less salt is the first step, more eco-friendly alternatives like pickle juice, cheese brine, and coffee grounds are being introduced. Learn more.

 

 

 

Mapping hazardous waste

While there are thousands of large quantity generators (LQGs) throughout the country, only a small portion operate on federal or tribal lands. EPA has created an interactive map displaying these LQGs. Although operating on federal or tribal lands, these LQGs are often owned by private entities. Additional waste data from these and other generator facilities can be obtained by exploring EPA’s biennial report summary.

 

Garbage to graphene

There is an abundance of garbage and plastic material dumped into our landfills on a daily basis. James Tour, a researcher at Rice University, has developed a breakthrough by creating graphene out of any source of carbon—from leftover food scraps and tires, to plastic bottles. By zapping a high heat electric charge through the carbon (i.e., garbage) material, it’s vaporized into atom-thin sheets of graphene; these sheets are then used in a variety of materials and products. Learn How.

 

2021 Seminars

3-Day CAA Seminars
.VIRTUAL: March 23–25, 2021

5-Day RCRA Seminars
.VIRTUAL: April 26–30, 2021
.VIRTUAL: May 24–28, 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
.VIRTUAL: March 30–31, 2021
.VIRTUAL: June 29–30, 2021
Houston: November 16–17, 2021

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

 



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