When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Where: Bay Oaks Country Club 14545 Bay Oaks Blvd., Houston Price: $495 before August 31 $550 after September 1 Registration includes: Training materials, breakfast, lunch buffet, and afternoon snack will be provided.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pleaded guilty today in cases filed by federal prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco to six counts of violating the Clean Water Act by illegally handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its retail stores across the United States. The Bentonville, Ark.-based company also pleaded guilty today in Kansas City, Mo., to violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) by failing to properly handle pesticides that had been returned by customers at its stores across the country. As a result of the three criminal cases brought by the Justice Department, as well as a related civil case filed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Wal-Mart will pay approximately $81.6 million for its unlawful conduct. Coupled with previous actions brought by the states of California and Missouri for the same conduct, Wal-Mart will pay a combined total of more than $110 million to resolve
EPA conducted a survey to evaluate compliance with RCRA Hazardous Waste determination and has recently released the results of that study and we wanted to share key information with you. EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle C regulations are designed as a cradle-to-grave system to ensure proper hazardous waste (HW) management and thereby protect human health and the environment. RCRA’s HW determination regulations (40 CFR 262.11), require entities that generate waste to determine if it is a HW. The average non-compliance rate with RCRA HW determination regulations across the United States is 34 percent, based on an analysis of HW determination violations identified during EPA or EPA-contractor led comprehensive evaluation investigations recorded in RCRAInfo over the last 10 years. The following five sectors have the highest HW determination non-compliance rates: 1. Printed circuit board manufacturing 2. Copper foundries 3. Hospitals 4. Colleges, universities, and professional schools 5. Fabricated structural metal manufacturing