Ignitable Hazardous Waste Characterization Being Updated by EPA

EPA has proposed a modernization of the ignitable hazardous waste characterization under the definition of D001 ignitable hazardous waste. The update published on April 2, 2019 (Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 63) will address four major areas by: Incorporating modern consensus standards into the regulations; Allowing for the use of non-mercury thermometers in the characterization process; Narrowing the aqueous solution exclusion; and Clarifying the testing requirements for multi-phase materials. First EPA will update the referenced flash point testing methods by adding ASTM Standard D8175-18 and ASTM Standard D8174-18 along with the incorporation by reference to allow future updates to occur

NJDEP Air Program Update – Industrial Stakeholders Group (ISG) Meeting

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Air Permitting group held its triannual Industrial Stakeholders Group (ISG) meeting on June 7, 2019 to provide an update to the regulated community on actions the permitting group is working on at this time. General Permits (GP)/General Operating Permits (GOP) GOP-002A for Manufacturing and Material Handling Equipment for major facilities is being updated to revise applicability requirements for consistency, now allows multiple emission points, limits the potential to emit per equipment, and now allows cartridge filters and baghouses if the particulate emissions after the control device are below the reporting thresholds. Other control de

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