Take Your Child to Work Day 2018

On April 26, 2018, Baron hosted its second Take Your Child to Work Day that was attended by seven of the children of our employees. The children ranged in age from 4 – 13 and fun activities were provided for all. We began our day with a SCRUM stand up meeting for the staff and then the kids created their own SCRUM board for the day. After their board contained all of the activities on the agenda, they participated in an Emergency Drill Puzzle activity. The puzzle was followed by a Kahoot quiz in which the kids answered questions about environmental, health and safety topics and a team strategy game using giant Jenga sets. We all enjoyed lunch provided by Uber Eats and then the children sp

EPA Enforcement Summary for Fiscal Year 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its annual results for enforcement and compliance for 2017 that may be viewed at: (https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-01/documents/fy17-enforcement-annual-results-data-graphs.pdf). Below is a summary of the most relevant results for our clients: As a result of CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) and RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act), various companies committed to remediate approximately 400 million cubic yards of contaminated water 10 million cubic yards of contaminated soil through enforcement actions. The total value of criminal fines, restitution, and court orde

2018 New Hazardous Waste Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to finalize two new hazardous waste regulations in 2018: 1. Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals This rule was originally proposed in September 2015, and its main purpose is to provide regulatory relief by enacting specific regulations for the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals by health care facilities. These facilities have found it difficult to comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle C hazardous waste regulations due to a lack of knowledge of RCRA waste regulations and difficulties in determining which wastes are hazardous as pharmaceuticals typically contain a long li

EPA Extension For RCRA HSM Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently proposed an extension of the information collection request (ICR) Revisions to the RCRA Definition of Solid Waste (EPA ICR No. 2310.04, OMB Control No. 2050–0202) that is currently approved through April 30, 2018. This ICR requires records be kept for hazardous waste generators, recyclers, and contractors for the recycling of hazardous secondary materials. This record-keeping requirement comes from EPA’s final rule on the definition of solid waste which better-defined hazardous secondary materials recycling standards and its exclusions (https://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/final-rule-2015-definition-solid-waste-dsw). The requirements such a

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