In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of on-site inspections and enforcement activity related to retail and pharmaceutical hazardous waste. In the wake of this heightened scrutiny, the regulated community (including, for example, big box retailers, hospitals, medical clinics, and retail pharmacies) is rigorously working to maintain regulatory compliance, but the applicable RCRA regulatory scheme has proven to be the source of much confusion.  Fortunately, it is clear that EPA appreciates the difficulties inherent in the current regulatory scheme, and, according to its website, EPA is set to release a proposed pharmaceutical waste management rule for public comment in March 2014.

Greg Blount and Karlie Webb have authored an article and presentation addressing these trends and providing key recommendations for businesses that may be affected, click on the pictures below to learn more.

Blount Pharm Presentation

Blount Pharm Article