Entries by AETEnvironmental

Do you know what is toxic?

Hazardous waste is any chemical or by product that can harm the environment and any living thing that gets exposed to it. These wastes are produced by manufacturing plants, agricultural processes, and some household products. The latter is the most overlooked – those that are lying innocently under your sink, in your basement or garage. […]

EPA’s listening to hazardous waste exemption arguments

Does your site generate a recoverable waste you think should be excluded from RCRA treatment? If so, it doesn’t hurt to make a case for it to EPA. The agency allowed Blanchard Refining in Texas City to de-list residual solids it generates by reclamation of oil-bearing hazardous secondary materials (OBSMs). The solids are F037 (primary oil/water/sludge) when […]

ColoradoBiz’s 2018 Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies

For the third year in a row, AET Environmental is one of the highest-scoring woman-owned companies; honored as one of ColoradoBiz’s Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies. Centennial, CO (July 12, 2018) – AET Environmental has been named three years in a row for one of ColoradoBiz’s Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies. Each year, ColoradoBiz does extensive research, collects […]

A lot more facilities will need spill plans soon

Brace yourself for new – and much more wide-ranging – spill plan regs from EPA.  Under a court order, the agency must propose Clean Water Act regs for preventing and containing hazardous discharges from facilities. You may be wondering, Didn’t EPA already do that with Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)? Yes and no. The SPCC rule […]

Keeping you updated: Countdown to EPA’s New Manifest System

EPA’s New e-manifest Effective July 1, 2018, EPA’s new e-manifesting system will go into effect streamlining data entry and minimizing errors.  Initially, this new electronic system will primarily be an interface between our partnering TSDFs and the EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX) system.  Eventually all generators with a valid EPA Identification number will be welcomed to use […]

Anonymous tips trigger universal waste inspections

State regulators won’t hesitate to fine smaller facilities that ignore universal waste rules.  One common mistake businesses make is assuming products like compact fluorescent bulbs are “green” and therefore don’t require special handling, according to New England law firm Murtha Cullina. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) recently fined a tanning salon, research […]

Latest roundup of hazardous waste regs & penalties

Most treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs) will choose to send hazardous waste manifests electronically.  After all, e-reporting is simpler, costs less because it eliminates paper and postage costs, and should save everyone time. Of course, that’s assuming all the kinks were worked out of the e-manifest online portal, scheduled to go live on June […]

Tier II reporting: Agencies, responders need more data

The Tier II hazardous chemical inventory reporting deadline is March 1.  EPA expanded the physical and health hazards facilities must report. In years past, there were only five categories: fire, sudden release of pressure, reactive, immediate (acute) and delayed (chronic). Tier II is linear with OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard so agencies and emergency responders have the […]