Managing Aerosol Cans as Universal Waste Under the New US EPA Final Rule
On October 13, 2020, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET, Shaun M. Gilday, CPEA, PMP, Senior Advisor/ Principal at Environmental Standards, Inc. presents Managing Aerosol Cans as Universal Waste Under the New US EPA Final Rule at the Second Annual Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Virtual Seminar sponsored by The Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP), Greater Philadelphia Chapter.
Mr. Gilday’s presentation will shed light on the recently published US EPA Rule, which allows for spent aerosol cans to be managed as universal waste.
Aerosol cans are widely used for dispensing a broad range of products including paints, solvents, pesticides, food and personal care products, and many others. An estimated 3.75 billion aerosol cans were filled in the United States in 2016 for use by commercial and industrial facilities as well as by households. Aerosol cans can account for nearly 40 percent of retail items that are managed as hazardous waste at large retail facilities.
With this rule, the US EPA adds hazardous waste aerosol cans to those “universal wastes” regulated under Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 273. While there is an easing of regulatory burden for those generators selecting this route, aerosol cans have their own unique requirements within the universal waste regulations. Proper management is critical to ensuring generators are able to take advantage of the streamlined universal waste regulations.
There is still time to register for this event sponsored by SWEP. SWEP is a national non-profit professional association of women involved or interested in environmental law, science, business, and policy. The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of SWEP serves as a resource for members in the Philadelphia region, providing opportunities for professional development through educational programming, social events, mentoring, and public service.