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RCRA Expert Brownbag Series

Sponsored by: Regions 1, 6, 9, and 10 and the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery

Live Webinar: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT (17:00-18:00 GMT)
Open to EPA and state and tribal partners

Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule ("Rule")

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT (17:00-18:00 GMT)

EPA recently overhauled the hazardous waste generator regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to improve compliance and thereby enhance protection of human health and the environment. These changes, which become effective on May 30, 2017, are both a result of EPA's experience in implementing and evaluating the hazardous waste generator program over the last 30 years, as well as a response to concerns and issues identified by the states and regulated community.

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Presenters:

Karen Sullivan, Office of Land and Emergency Management, Office of Communications, Partnerships and Analysis (sullivan.karen@epa.gov or 202-566-1259)
Underground Storage Tanks: Impact of the 3-Year Inspection Requirement on Compliance
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Karen Sullivan is an economist in the Office of Land and Emergency Management‘s Office of Communications, Partnerships and Analysis. Karen has a PhD from the University of Rhode Island, and uses her expertise in environmental economics to conduct program and policy impact analyses for OLEM. Karen's contributions to OLEM were recognized in FY16 when she was selected as OLEM's Analyst of the Year. The work that Karen will present to you today was a collaborative effort with Achyut Kafle, who is also an economist and an ORISE Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the same office. Last year this project was highlighted as one of two EPA projects in the White House Evidence Deputies Process—which was an effort to strengthen evidence work across the federal government.


Jeffry Fowley, Region I Office of Regional Counsel (former)
Looking at the Big Picture: the RCRA "Functional" Equivalency Policy and the Policy on More Stringent versus Broader in Scope
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Jeffry Fowley was an EPA attorney in the Region I Office of Regional Counsel from 1980 through Jan. 2017 (when he retired). From 1996 to 2017 he served as the RCRA counseling attorney for the Region, including doing extensive state authorization work. He was a principal author of both the national policy on Equivalency ("functional equivalency"), and the national policy regarding how to determine whether state requirements are more stringent or broader in scope.


Kathy LettKathy Lett, U.S. EPA, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (Lett.Kathy@epa.gov or 703-605-0761)
Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule ("Rule")
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kathy has been at EPA for 17 years, working primarily on hazardous waste recycling and generator issues, as well as some on energy conservation and waste water management. Recently Kathy has worked on the Definition of Solid Waste rulemakings and the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements rule. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.


MaryBeth SheridanMaryBeth Sheridan, U.S. EPA, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (Sheridan.Marybeth@epa.gov or 703-308-4941)
Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule ("Rule")
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

MaryBeth Sheridan graduated from St. Lawrence University with a double major in environmental studies and biology and has a Master's degree in environmental policy and management from the University of Denver. MaryBeth has worked as an Environmental Protection Specialist for U.S. EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recycling since 1997, primarily on hazardous waste recycling and generation. Before coming to EPA, she worked as an environmental consultant, a technical writer for the Hazardous Waste Consultant, and an information specialist for EPA's RCRA/Superfund Hotline.


Moderator:

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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 May 3, 2017: RCRA Expert Brownbag Series: Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule ("Rule")

 March 8, 2017: RCRA Expert Brownbag Series: Looking at the Big Picture: the RCRA "Functional" Equivalency Policy and the Policy on More Stringent versus Broader in Scope

 February 1, 2017: RCRA Expert Brownbag Series: Underground Storage Tanks: Impact of the 3-Year Inspection Requirement on Compliance

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 August 3, 2016: RCRA Expert Brownbag Series: The Art of Rulemaking

 June 1, 2016: RCRA Expert Brownbag Series: How to Make a Hazardous Waste Determination - Listed

 May 4, 2016: RCRA Expert Brownbag Series: How to Make a Hazardous Waste Determination - Characteristic

 April 6, 2016: RCRA Expert Brownbag Series: Definition of Legitimate Recycling

 March 2, 2016: RCRA Expert Brownbag Series: Definition of Solid Waste

 February 3, 2016: RCRA Expert Brownbag Series: PCBs 101

 January 6, 2016: RCRA Expert Brownbag Series: Zen and the Art of Permit Writing

 October 29, 2015: RCRA Expert Brownbag Series: How Does a Rookie Survive State Authorization?

 September 1, 2015: RCRA Expert Brownbag Series: Think Before You Dig - How to Make RCRA Work for You in Cleaning up a Site

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