Our Mission: to enhance and promote effective State and Territorial programs and to affect relevant national policies for waste and materials management, environmentally sustainable practices, and environmental restoration.
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EPA seeks public input on draft toxicity assessments for PFAS chemicals
EPA’s request for public review and comment on, “Draft Human Health Toxicity Assessments for Hexafluoropropylene Oxide Dimer Acid and its Ammonium Salt (GenX Chemicals) and for Perfluorobutane Sulfonic Acid (PFBS) and Related Compound Potassium Perfluorobutane Sulfonate,” was published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2018. The deadline for comments to EPA is January 22, 2019. Following closure of the public comment period, EPA will consider the comments, revise the draft documents and consider the need for additional peer review, as appropriate, and then publish the toxicity assessments; LINK HERE
- The final rule, “Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine,” was signed by the Acting EPA Administrator on December 11, 2018. A pre-publication version of the rule and additional information is available on the EPA website here.
- The Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure was released on December 19, 2018. Developed through cross-governmental collaboration of the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children, which includes 17 federal departments and offices, the Lead Action Plan is a blueprint for reducing lead exposure and associated harms by working with a range of stakeholders, including states, tribes and local communities, along with businesses, property owners and parents. The EPA news release is available here.
Hey USA!! Do you recycle?? Let’s all do our part to increase recycling!!! #AmericaRecyclesDay https://t.co/gqrRFt33Qa
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Lifetime Achievement Award
In 2002, ASTSWMO instituted the ASTSWMO Lifetime Achievement Award, to recognize an outstanding individual who has worked in State government in the areas of solid and hazardous waste management, sustainability/materials management, underground storage tanks, or contaminated site clean-up.
The purpose of the award is to recognize work done on behalf of the States and in furtherance of ASTSWMO’s mission to enhance and promote effective State and Territorial programs for waste and materials management, to encourage environmentally sustainable practices, and to affect relevant national waste and materials management policies.
Click here for the full description and a list of past winners.