February Environmental Law Solutions Month in Review
Environmental Law Solutions Blog provides the most up the minute observations, tips, and news related to environmental issues.
A More Pragmatic Approach to Cleaning Up Hazardous Waste Facilities
EPA is attempting to expedite cleanup at thousands of hazardous waste
sites across the United States by directing its corrective action program to
focus on practical cleanup strategies rather than on process. This
emphasis should yield faster and more efficient cleanups for industrial
facilities in that program.
Relief for the Over-Regulated?
Belatedly EPA may be recognizing that the RCRA regulatory scheme was
not intended to regulate secondary materials generated during retail
operations, and EPA has decided to seek input from retailers on potential
changes to how the Agency regulates retail operations. Retailers have
been EPA enforcement targets during the last few years and EPA has
collected substantial penalties. Recently EPA announced that it was
releasing a retail sector specific Notice of Data Availability (NODA). EPA
is asking the retail industry for comments on retail operations data
collected by the Agency including the quantity of hazardous waste
generated during such operations.
A More Pragmatic
Approach to Cleaning
Up Hazardous Waste
Relief for the Over-
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