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What’s In Your Dumpster? Make Sure It’s NOT Hazardous or Universal Waste, March 2018

ENFORCEMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL REGULATIONS:  Reportedly, local inspectors (Environmental Compliance Officers) have gone into dumpsters at auto service facilities to determine the occurrence of illegal waste disposal. They have cited heavy fines for violations when hazardous waste and universal waste are found in the dumpster.  Alameda and Santa Clara counties sued an auto dealership […]

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SCAQMD Throughput Reporting Requirements, January 2016

SCAQMD RULE: ANNUAL REPORTING OF GASOLINE USAGE (AST AND UST) All dealerships with aboveground storage tanks (AST) and/or underground storage tanks (UST) must report monthly throughput data for each month of 2015 to the SCAMQD by fax to (909) 396-3761.  Deadline for reporting is March 1, 2016.  Click here for the form.

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Changes to CA Environmental Regulations & OSHA Penalties, December 2015

CAL-EPA REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE 1/1/16 90-Day Storage Limit:  Automobile dealerships generating more than 1,000 kg of hazardous waste per month must  dispose of hazardous waste within 90 days (otherwise the facility must obtain a storage permit, an arduous process).  Almost all dealerships generate more than 1,000 kg (about 300 gallons) of used oil and used coolant […]

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California ARB Regulations Impacting Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST), Gasoline & SCAQMD Rule 461(e)(7)(D) for both AST & UST, January 2015

CALIFORNIA ARB REGULATIONS IMPACTING ABOVEGROUND GASOLINE TANKS California Air Resources Board (CARB), a division of Cal-EPA, is the regulatory body that controls emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere in the state of California.  CARB rules regarding gasoline AST upgrades such as Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) Standing Loss Control (SLC) can be found at:  http://www.arb.ca.gov/vapor/cp-206.pdf.  APCD’s […]

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Tires, Money, Rules, etc., April 2001

Tires – Keep on Trucking Late last year, the California legislature made significant changes to the California Tire Fee and used tire management programs.  These issues were dealt in detail in our November 2000 newsletter.  As part of the law enacted in late 2000, the regulating agency, California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) has developed […]

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