EPA's Final Rule on Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements

Duration: 60 Minutes
You should attend this webinar if your facility is in any way connected with the generation, treatment, storage, disposal or transport of hazardous waste. If your facility generates hazardous waste you should be familiar with the existing rule and what it takes to maintain compliance. This webinar will present information on the changes to the rule; and how your facility will be affected.
EPA hazardous waste generator program
Product ID: 502037
Objectives of the Presentation
The following are some key learning objectives for this webinar:
  • For the participants to understand how the final rule affects them
  • To explain why EPA promulgated this role at this time
  • To address the benefits of these revisions to the generator requirements
  • To explain how and why the hazardous-waste generator regulations will be organized
  • To address when the rule will become effective; and explain whether or not states must adopt this rule
  • To make participants aware of requirements to that they may be prepared.
Why Should you Attend
Are you a hazardous waste generator? How will the EPA's updates to the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule affect your business? Could your company be at risk for noncompliance?

The U.S. EPA published the anticipated Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Final Rule in November, 2016. This regulation affects all hazardous waste generators regardless of size, in any industry or geographical location governed by the United States. The Federal effective date is May 30, 2017.

EPA's Final Rule on Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements revises and updates the hazardous waste generator regulations. It is designed to make regulations easier to understand and to provide greater flexibility and explains how hazardous waste is managed in order to fit today's Business activities. The revisions are also designed to protect the public by improving facility safety as it relates to hazardous waste generation and management. Further the rule improves the capabilities of the emergency responders by improving risk communication. The new rule responds to feedback from the regulatory community such as the federal regulators who implement the requirements, state agencies that also implemented the requirements and other stakeholders. All of this represents a significant investment in time and energy that resulted in many challenges in the EPA hazardous waste generator program.

Areas Covered
The following areas will be covered during this webinar:
  • The background of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • Issues surrounding the 1980 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • Provisions to increase flexibility for generators of hazardous waste
  • Improvements to environmental protection
  • Provisions to improve generator compliance
  • Concerns expressed concerning the 1980 act by those implementing the act
  • Reorganization of the hazardous waste generator regulations
Who will Benefit
Anyone and everyone who has had experience with existing Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and its regulations should attend this webinar. This would include corporate, divisional and plant personnel. Anyone working in the health, safety or environmental area will benefit from this webinar.

Topic Background
The EPA hazardous waste generator regulatory program was originally promulgated in 1980. Over the last 36 or so years the agency as promulgated numerous regulations as part of implementing the hazardous waste program. During this time the agency has become aware of ambiguities, inconsistencies, gaps in the general lack of flexibility in the regulations. This rulemaking is designed to address these issues to create a program that is more effective in protecting human health and the environment. The EPA proposed these changes in late 2015 and has received more than 200 comments from those implementing the regulations such as state and local governments, the waste generating industry, the industry that manages hazardous waste, retailers, the energy sector, academia and many others.
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Instructor Profile:
Dr. Vince Marchesani is the President and CEO of Environmental, Health and Safety International LLC. Vince Marchesani has held the position of VP, Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) at Basell (retired). He has 30+ years of profound experience in chemical industry and has worked for 11 years in government writing environmental regulations. His educational qualifications include BS and MS degrees from Drexel University and PhD degree from Rutgers University.

Dr. Marchesani holds 5 copyrights in the area of EHS management. Dr. Marchesani apart from developing EHS performance improvement and crisis management systems has also published numerous papers on EHS topics and co-authored book on air pollution management. Of late he has published a book titled, "The Fundamentals of Crisis Management."

Being a multi-talented professional Vince Marchesani has chaired numerous committees at the American Chemistry Council, and the Society for Plastic Industries in Washington DC and has been instrumental in the design and implementation of EHS governance, management and leadership systems.
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