New Hampshire Hazardous Waste Rules Changes

As of January 1, 2014, changes to Env-HW 500 take effect, including a requirement for full quantity generators to have a Certified Hazardous Waste Coordinator on site  for an average of 30 hours per week (or less if the facility can demonstrate the standard work week is less than 40 hours).  The certification process involves a
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Changes to New Hampshire AST Rules

New Hampshire DES Rules related to Above Ground Storage Tanks (ASTs) will change effective February 7, 2014.  Env-OR 300 will replace Env-WM 1402.  In addition to the change in designation and re-organization of the rule, there are some changes, many of which reduce the requirements under the rule.  One change that is noteworthy is that some facilities
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TRI Reporting Forms Submitted Electronically Starting January 2014

Starting on January 21, 2014, EPA will no longer accept paper versions of TRI reporting forms (except for trade secrets). This includes submissions, revisions, and withdrawals.  All facilities will be required to use the free, online TRI-MEweb reporting software to electronically submit non-trade-secret TRI reporting forms to the EPA.

Metallic Mineral Exploration, Advanced Exploration, and Mining

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is in the process of modernizing and improving environmental oversight of the state’s 20-year-old metallic mineral mining rules, pursuant to a law that received bipartisan support from the 125th Legislature.  The existing rules are out of date and essentially banned metallic mineral mining in Maine due to their complex
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