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Hazardous Waste Decoded

Providing information and policy updates on hazardous waste management On September 1, a number of changes to Wisconsin’s hazardous waste management rules went into effect.  The changes will affect most businesses that generate or handle hazardous wastes in the state and are intended to streamline certain aspects of the rules while making them more...
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OSHA Publishes New Final Rule on Beryllium for General Industry

On July 14, 2020, OSHA published a final rule revising the beryllium standard for general industry that maintains protection for employees while insuring that the standard is well understood and compliance is simple and straightforward. This standard will affect approximately 50,500 workers employed in general industry. The final rule amends the following paragraphs of...
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EPA Signs Off On Standards To Reduce Phosphorus Pollution In The Wisconsin River Basin

Several Lakes See Site-Specific Criteria To Cut Phosphorus Levels Efforts made by the Wisconsin DNR to improve water quality throughout the Wisconsin River basin continue to move forward with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of site-specific phosphorus criteria for Petenwell Lake, Castle Rock Lake and Lake Wisconsin. The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)...
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HAZWOPER Refresher Virtual Course – August 19 and 26, 2020

HAZWOPER Refresher Virtual Course – August 19 and 26, 2020

The HAZWOPER Refresher course will be held virtually over two days on Wednesday, August 19th and Wednesday, August 26th.  The seminar is designed to meet the annual refresher training requirements under OSHA’s standards for general industry and the construction industry on hazardous waste operations and emergency response (29 CFR 1910.120 or 29 CFR 1926.65)....
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Wisconsin’s Neighbor Sets Drinking Water Standards for PFAS

After almost two years of rulemaking and stakeholder input, Michigan promulgated maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for seven specific per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) on August 3, 2020.  The list of seven drinking water standards shown on the table below will be the longest list of PFAS drinking water standards in the US and includes...
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