Tag Archives: hazardous waste

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 […]

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: […]

The Cal OES HMBP Program

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. The HMBP program provides vital information in the event of a release or threatened release of a hazardous material.   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 – […]

NES Presenting at 2019 Cal CUPA Conference

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. This year’s California CUPA Conference will be held at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA. (Photo: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxah-anaheim-marriott/)   NES Returns to California CUPA Conference NES is returning as a contributor and sponsor of the 2019 California CUPA Conference. Under the theme of “One Team, One Goal,” this year will mark the […]

NES Presenting at 2018 Cal CUPA Conference

Written by: NES, Inc. Staff This year’s California Cupa Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. (photo: www.tripadvisor.com)   NES Returns to Cal CUPA Conference NES is honored to again be a part of the 2018 Annual Cal CUPA Conference in Burlingame. This will be the 20th anniversary of the event, and the theme this […]

Hazardous Waste Permitting: Proposed Regulations Changes

Written by: Brittiny Harris, NES, Inc. In an effort to protect employees and the environment, hazardous waste permitting criteria regulations are set to change by the end of 2017.   Proposed Updates to Hazardous Waste Permitting Regulations The Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) has recently initiated the public comment period for proposed changes to hazardous […]

HAZWOPER and Emergency Response Training: Which Do I Need?

Written by: NES, Inc. Staff   This article will help you to decipher the differences between various HAZWOPER and Emergency Response training courses.   HAZWOPER vs. Emergency Response Training Cal/OSHA (8 CCR 5192) contains California standard information pertaining to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). The language can be difficult to digest, so attempting to determine […]