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Owners of emergency use only engines should be aware of a recent court case (2015) that may affect the emergency use only status if they are participating in an emergency demand response program or operate the engine in order to mitigate voltage/frequency fluctuations effective as of May 2016. Guidance on Vacatur of RICE NESHAP and NSPS Provisions for Emergency Engines [PDF].
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new guidance document, entitled, Solvents in the Workplace – How to Determine If They Are Hazardous Waste [PDF].
Solvents are used in the workplace for many different purposes and once they are spent or left unused and destined to be disposed, making hazardous waste determinations can sometimes be a challenging task. This e-enterprise user-friendly guidance walks through a series of questions and answers that will help a facility determine if it may have generated a hazardous waste solvent. The guidance provides information to assist a facility in recycling or reusing its solvents which could reduce its waste management costs and the nation’s need for virgin materials. Also, at the end of the document, there are a number of questions the EPA has answered through the years involving hazardous waste solvents.