Monthly Archives: October 2012

Biomedical Waste Management

Did you know the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not regulate biomedical waste at the federal level?   Biomedical waste is typically regulated by the state and/or local government.  In Florida it is regulated by the Department of Health but is … Continue reading

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Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures Plan Requirements

In the last post I briefly reviewed the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures  (SPCC) requirements.  Today’s post will focus on the information that must be included in an SPCC Plan.  The following requirements are summarized from the General Requirements for … Continue reading

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Spill Prevention Countermeasures and Control Requirements

In previous posts I have discussed some of the regulatory requirements associated with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Emergency Management Division: EPCRA and CERCLA.  Today’s post continues exploring these requirements with the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) requirements found … Continue reading

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Preparing for an Unannounced Inspection

While at a client site yesterday, I received a call that the Fire Department wanted to visit the facility.  About an hour later a representative from the local fire department was on-site.  Believe it or not, he wanted to see … Continue reading

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CERCLA Basics

Last week I presented a series on Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), in the second part of that series I discussed Emergency Release Notification Requirements.  I briefly mentioned the intersection between the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation … Continue reading

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EPCRA TRI Reporting

I will wrap up this series of posts on EPCRA regulations with the last of the required reports, the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Report.  Let’s begin with identifying which facilities need to complete this report (see 40 CFR 372.22 for details). … Continue reading

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EPCRA Reporting

Over the past few posts I have discussed the requirements of Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) for both Emergency Planning and Emergency Release Notifications.  In today’s post I am going to tackle part one of the last major … Continue reading

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EPCRA Emergency Release Notifications

I am on a quest to demystify the requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA) regulation.  In the previous post I discussed the requirements of EPCRA Emergency Planning, today I am focusing on EPCRA emergency release notification.  EPCRA standards … Continue reading

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EPCRA Emergency Planning Requirements

In my previous post I mentioned the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) is composed of three major parts.  In today’s post I will focus on Emergency Planning, the portion of the law which intends to prepare state … Continue reading

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Introduction to EPCRA

Environmental regulations have the tendency to confuse even the most intelligent of professionals.  A group of regulations that I revisit often is Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA).  This week I will post of series that will detail the requirements … Continue reading

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