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California’s Protection from Wildfire Smoke Regulation

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. California’s Protection from Wildfire Smoke regulation aims to protect workers throughout the 2019 fire season.   Worker Protection from Wildfire Smoke Implemented Following a devastating fire season that impacted much of the state in November of 2018, California adopted an emergency Protection from Wildfire Smoke regulation in July 2019. The […]

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 […]

eVQ 2019: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Hazardous waste generators must obtain and maintain the proper State and federal identification numbers.   eVQ Background Any business that generates more than 100 kg of RCRA non-acute hazardous waste or more than 1 kg of RCRA acutely hazardous waste or that transports (or offers for transport), treats, or disposes […]

Major Increases to EPA Penalty Fines

Written by: Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc. EPA penalty fines have recently increased to new maximum levels.   EPA Penalty Fines Increase The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has availed itself of an opportunity provided by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) to raise, quite significantly at times, the maximum […]