Tag Archives: environmental regulations

NES Presenting Virtually at 2022 Cal CUPA Conference

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Like the 2021 event, this year’s California CUPA Conference will be held entirely virtually.   NES Returns to the 2022 Cal CUPA Conference NES is honored to once again be a part of the 2022 Annual Cal CUPA Conference. This will be the 24th anniversary of the event, and the [...]

2021 Biennial Report: An Impending Deadline

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. With the March deadline quickly approaching, large quantity generators of hazardous waste should file their 2021 Biennial Report soon.   2021 Biennial Report Cycle Closing Soon As the March 1st deadline gets closer, RCRA large quantity generators (LQGs) of hazardous waste only have a little under two weeks left to […]

NES Presenting Virtually at 2021 Cal CUPA Conference

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. For the first time in the event’s 23-year history, this year’s California CUPA Conference will be held entirely virtually.   NES Returns to the 2021 Cal CUPA Conference – Virtually NES is honored to once again be a part of the 2021 Annual Cal CUPA Conference. This will be the [...]

2019 Biennial Report: Impending Deadline & Important Changes

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. California’s large quantity generators of hazardous waste may be affected by new reporting changes to the 2019 Biennial Report cycle.   2019 Biennial Report Cycle Closing Soon As the March 1st deadline gets closer, RCRA large quantity generators (LQGs) of hazardous waste only have a little over a week left […]

NES Presenting at 2020 Cal CUPA Conference

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. This year’s California CUPA Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport, in Burlingame, CA. (Photo: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/hyatt-regency-san-francisco-airport/sfobu)   NES Returns to the 2020 Cal CUPA Conference NES is honored to again be a part of the 2020 Annual Cal CUPA Conference in Burlingame. This will be the 22nd [...]

AB 1429: Reporting Changes for California HMBPs

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Under AB 1429, certain California facilities now have extended deadlines for hazardous materials reporting.   AB 1429: Reporting Changes Effective Now In 1986, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) established the Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) Program, which prevents or minimizes damage to the public and the environment […]

The CalARP Program & Risk Management Plans

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. The CalARP Program may reduce the severity of consequences following accidental hazardous materials releases.   This article is part of a special dedicated series that covers California CUPAs and the Unified Program. For a complete overview, see the June 2019 NES article California CUPA Overview: Enforcing the CalEPA Unified Program. […]

The DTSC Hazardous Waste Generators Program

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. The DTSC Hazardous Waste Generators program, as enforced by local CUPAs, regulates the hazardous waste generated by California businesses.   This article is part of a special dedicated series that covers California CUPAs and the Unified Program. For a complete overview, see the June 2019 NES article California CUPA Overview: […]

California CUPA Overview: Enforcing the CalEPA Unified Program

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. California CUPAs protect the public and the environment by enforcing the six environmental programs that comprise the Unified Program.   History of California CUPAs The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) was established in 1991 to oversee environmental protection programs statewide. The agency’s general mission is, “to restore, protect and enhance […]

Photovoltaic Solar Panel Disposal in California

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. As photovoltaic solar panels become more prevalent, disposal may pose a unique challenge.   DTSC Considers Universal Waste Management for Photovoltaic Solar Panels On March 25, 2019, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) held a public seminar on proposed regulations regarding the disposal of photovoltaic modules – more […]