• EPA’s Three-Part RCRA Hazardous Waste Rx for Retailers: Proposed Regulatory Changes for Pharmaceutical Waste and Generator Requirements To Be Followed by New Retail Sector Guidance
  • November 2, 2015 | Authors: Daniel Flynn; David A. Roth
  • Law Firm: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP - Woodbridge Office
  • In 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) solicited information from the retail sector regarding difficulties encountered in managing hazardous waste under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA’s request followed a wave of enforcement actions in which a “who’s who” of national retailers, including Home Depot, Walmart, Target, CVS and Walgreens, paid penalties that ranged from $800,000 to $22.5 million for improper handling and disposal of hazardous wastes.