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RCRA Improvements Rule: An Update and Discussion

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:59

On November 28, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final “Generator Improvements Rule” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). 81 Fed. Reg. 85732. The potential scope of the revised regulatory program is immense -- the changes will affect almost 700,000 facilities. The rule is the most comprehensive overhaul of the RCRA generator requirements in 30 years.

Understanding Ototoxicants & Hearing Impairment -Abdul H. Khalid

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 10:40

Most of the Ototoxicants are SVHCs in the global supply chain.  These substances are hazardous to health if used as antibiotics, pain killers, anti-anxiety, anti-depression, anti-cancers, and blood pressure controlling.Animal and human study shows their effects on hearing process resulting in hearing impairment or hearing temporary or permanent loss. It may happen alone or in combination of occupational environmental exposures (synergistic).

Clean Water Act Hazardous Substances Spill Prevention

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 16:05

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is not establishing at this time new requirements for hazardous substances under Clean Water Act (CWA) section 311. This section directs the President to establish procedures, methods, and equipment and other requirements for equipment to prevent discharges of oil and hazardous substances from vessels and from onshore facilities and offshore facilities, and to contain such discharges. The EPA has been delegated and/or redelegated authority for certain facilities as identified below.

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