By Patrick D. Joyce

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a proposed rule that would update air standards for new municipal solid waste  landfills (landfills). 79 Fed. Reg. 41796 (July 17, 2014).

The Whitehouse had, earlier this year, issued an update to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan “Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.” The

By Philip L. Comella and Craig B. Simonsen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently published its final rule for the national electronic manifest (e-Manifest) system, which upgrades the current paper-based system of tracking hazardous waste shipments and disposal.  79 Fed. Reg. 7518 (February 7, 2014).

The rule indicates that it affects approximately 160,000 entities in

By Jeryl L. Olson and Craig B. Simonsen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday released a Notice of Data Availability for “Hazardous Waste Management in the Retail Sector.” 79 Fed. Reg. 8926 (February 14, 2014).

An impetus for the Notice was President Obama’s Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, “which charges

Philip L. Comella, and Catherine McCord, of Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC, will co-present a Bloomberg BNA environmental webinar, on “The EPA’s New E-Manifest: Understanding the Changes to RCRA’s Cradle-to-Grave System”.

We had previously blogged about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearings on this topic, and about its subsequent request for information about e-manifest

By Jeryl L. Olson and Philip L. Comella

After more than 10 years of negotiations with U.S. EPA, industry can claim a victory in exempting from full RCRA regulation, solvent-contaminated industrial wipes used to clean equipment or spills.

The victory comes in the form of a Final Rule issued by EPA on July 22, 2013

By Philip L. Comella and Craig B. Simonsen

We had previously blogged about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announced public meetings to “obtain public input from stakeholders” on a national electronic manifest (e-manifest) database system intended to capture information on shipments of hazardous wastes.

The Agency has now published a Request for Information

By Andrew H. Perellis

It’s an all too familiar scenario. You learn that your drinking water supply has been contaminated by a defunct manufacturing operation on adjacent property.

In response, you file a lawsuit involving RCRA’s citizen suit provisions to allege that the former owner or operator violated RCRA’s substantive requirements by disposing of hazardous