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Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the Hazardous Waste Listing for Nicotine

Sponsored by: U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR)

Archived: Monday, March 4, 2019
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This Webinar Archive Replaces the February 14, 2019 Session

In the fall of 2018, EPA finalized tailored and streamlined standards for managing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals that reduce the cost and compliance burden for the healthcare sector, while ensuring the safe management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. These changes provide regulatory certainty and national consistency on how the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) applies to the reverse distribution of prescription pharmaceuticals while incorporating flexibilities to accommodate current business practices.

With this rule EPA is also taking a common-sense regulatory approach to the disposal of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved, over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies (i.e., patches, gums and lozenges), which will no longer be considered hazardous waste when discarded.

Join us for a webinar to learn more about these regulatory changes.

Please see EPA's website for this rule for more information and to access additional resources: https://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/management-pharmaceutical-hazardous-waste.

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Kristin Fitzgerald, U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (fitzgerald.kristin@epa.gov)
Kristin has been with the U.S. EPA for eighteen years, working primarily on hazardous waste generator issues. Kristin started working with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) over twenty-five years ago, answering questions on the RCRA/Superfund Hotline. She holds a B.A. in Government from St. Lawrence University in New York and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University in Virginia.

Laura Stanley, U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (Stanley.Laura@epa.gov)
Laura has been an economist with the U.S. EPA for three years, working primarily on hazardous waste generator issues. She holds a B.S. in economics from James Madison University and an M.A. in economics from George Mason University.

Brian Knieser, U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (Knieser.Brian@epa.gov or 703-347-8769)
Brian started at EPA in 2016 in the hazardous waste recycling and generator program. Since then he has primarily worked on the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals rulemaking, and implementation of the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements rule. He has a B.S. from the College of William & Mary, and an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University.

Narendra Chaudhari, U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (Chaudhari.Narendra@epa.gov)
Narendra has been with EPA for almost 35 years. The first six years were with the Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances (currently the Office of Chemical safety and Pollution Prevention) and the last 29 years with the Office of Solid waste (currently the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery). He has worked primarily in the use of regulatory and deregulatory procedures for identifying hazardous waste under RCRA and application of hazardous waste listing regulations.


Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (balent.jean@epa.gov or 703-603-9924)
Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.

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