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Who Needs A Hazardous Waste Permit? Actually, only a few types of businesses need a hazardous waste "permit", also referred to as a RCRA permit. These are sites that are regulated as treatment, storage, or disposal facilities, referred to as TSDFs. If not actually...read more
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is proposing to initiate rulemaking for Chapter 69 of the Iowa Administrative Code for Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Disposal. The rulemaking is in response to proposed legislation in Senate File 511 regarding maintenance...read more
Two rules can apply to facilities with above ground tanks, 1) Federal SPCC Rules (40 CFR 112), and 2) Wisconsin Rules on Storage of Flammable, Combustible and Hazardous Liquids (Chapter Comm 10). For any given facility, some tank systems may only be subject to SPCC...read more
Under the Clean Water Act, the "sheen rule" provides the framework for determining whether an oil spill should be reported to the federal government. Federal regulation requires the person in charge of a facility or vessel responsible for discharging oil that may be...read more
The second most common question Caltha receives (after "How much is a Phase 1 Environmental Assessment?") is "How much is a Phase 2 Environmental Assessment?". The most common answer is zero. Because a Phase 1 environmental assessment determines if a Phase 2...read more
FAQ: Is It Legal To Discharge Hazardous Waste Into Sewer? Possibly, if certain conditions are met. First, there are different types of sewers. It is never permissible to discharge hazardous wastes to a STORM SEWER. The discussion below refers to discharges to a...read more