EPA’s New e-Manifest System

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is implementing its new nation-wide e-Manifest system beginning June 30, 2018.  With the promise of adding significant streamlining to the tracking of hazardous waste shipments, EPA has been working with states for several years to make this a reality. The use of the e-Manifest system is voluntary for now. 
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Waste Training

Maine Hazardous & Universal Waste Training for Large & Small Quantity Generators This 8-hour course is like no other. Register today. At St.Germain Collins you’ll learn practical ways to apply Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s regulations to your facility operations. The focus will be on: requirements for labeling, inspecting, packaging and storage of hazardous waste;
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Public Input Sought

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input. This is a result of the Executive Order 13777—issued earlier this year—which requires each federal agency to create a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate and identify existing regulations to consider repealing, replacing or modifying to make them less burdensome. Public comments will be accepted
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Enforcement Actions 2016

Knowing the type of enforcement actions can help you better understand the compliance areas receiving a lot of attention by regulatory agencies. As a service to St.Germain Collins’ clients and friends, we provide this summary of some EPA, MEDEP and NHDES enforcement activities during 2016 and the resulting penalties. If you would like us to help
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Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Sentry EHS® was one of only three businesses in Maine to be presented the 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The award—announced by Governor Paul R. LePage and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) in December, 2016—was presented at St.Germain Collins’ office in Westbrook, Maine on January 13 by Bill Longfellow, Director of Innovation and
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Proposed Amendment to Recordkeeping

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposes to amend 29 CFR Part 1904 to clarify employers’ recordkeeping obligations. Comments are due back September 28, 2015. If amended, the rule would not add new recordkeeping requirements; it would revise some titles and subparts, and would clarify provisions. Employers must prepare and maintain accurate recordkeeping logs of
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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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Deadline for GHS Training is December 1, 2013

The deadline for OSHA’s Global Harmonization System (GHS) training is fast approaching! Employers are required to have workers trained to facilitate recognition and understanding of the new label elements and SDS format by December 1, 2013.  By June 1, 2015, SDSs should be sent and received by manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers (except for distributors,
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