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Recent News

  • ASTSWMO has released a statement regarding the EPA’s Proposal to Designate PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA. Read more here.
  • The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Budget, submitted to Congress on March 28, 2022, includes a $11.881 billion request for EPA. According to the Statement by the EPA Administrator released on March 28, “The Budget makes historic investments to advance key priorities in the FY 2022-2026 EPA Strategic Plan, including tackling the climate crisis, advancing environmental justice, protecting air quality, upgrading the Nation’s aging water infrastructure, and rebuilding core functions at the Agency.” The proposed EPA FY 2023 budget, including a Budget in Brief, is available here. Click this link to the EPA news release with the Statement by the EPA Administrator.
  • The ASTSWMO Federal Facilities Subcommittee developed a new webpage, Training Resources for State Federal Facility Managers, to provide a compendium of available training resources and opportunities for ASTSWMO members responsible for overseeing environmental compliance and cleanups at federal facilities.

Recent Publications

Emerging Wastes from Renewable Energy Sources Fact Sheets (11/8/2022) - The Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement (CME) Task Force within the… Read More
ASTSWMO Comment Letter to EPA’s Proposed Rule to Designate PFOA and PFOAS as CERCLA Hazardous Substances (11/4/2022) - The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials… Read More
ASTSWMO Position Paper: Addressing PFAS (11/3/2022) - The ASTSWMO Board of Directors approved an update to their… Read More
Radiological Disaster Debris Self-Assessment Questionnaire – Phase 1 (11/3/2022) - The Radiation Task Force within the ASTSWMO Materials Management Subcommittee… Read More

Recent Webinars

Webinar: Hiring, Retention and Succession Planning (7/28/2022) - View Presentation ASTSWMO’s members just like everyone else are navigating… Read More
Webinar – ASTSWMO and Tanks Subcommittee 101 (1/13/2022) - Are you interested in learning more about ASTSWMO’s organization including… Read More
Webinar- Getting Remedies Back on Track Webinar (1/7/2022) - View Presentation This webinar will provide information on possible resources… Read More

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ASTSWMO

ASTSWMO was incorporated in 1974, and has maintained a full time office in Washington, DC, since 1980. The Association holds two general membership meetings each year, and a number of specialized roundtables, workshops or conferences for specific program areas of high interest. The Association also provides a steady flow of services and information to our members along program specific lines throughout the year. We work closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that our members are aware of the most current developments related to their programs and coordinate the work of our State regulators with that of their federal counterparts. The Association also represents the interests of our members in Washington, DC. While no single entity can speak for all State waste programs, the capability of consolidating similar views and ensuring that State managers have the opportunity to speak in unison on important waste management issues assists their ability to influence national decision-making. ASTSWMO's most important role is to assist States in learning from and working with other State peers. Within the Association it is an axiom that States learn best from other States in matters of program implementation, and ASTSWMO's collective efforts are all focused on making that happen.
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ASTSWMO is in Boston, Massachusetts.Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 at 11:15pm
Boston, Massachusetts
We all learned a bit and, more importantly, made connections that will be helpful in our work in the coming months! ASTSWMO honors Martin Suuberg, MA DEP Commissioner and Paul Locke, MA DEP Deputy Commissioner for 10 years at MA DEP and their dedication to #publichealth in the state of Massachusetts.

#thankyou
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ASTSWMO is in Washington D.C.Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 at 8:06pm
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THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS designated December 7th as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Pearl Harbor survivors, veterans, and visitors from around the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who lost their lives during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships.

ASTSWMO thanks you for your service 🇺🇸

#pearlharbor
#remember
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ASTSWMOTuesday, November 15th, 2022 at 11:44pm
♻️TODAY marks the 25th Anniversary of America Recycles Day!♻️

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency @epagov is celebrating progress made on recycling and educating the public on the importance of recycling. This is one year after EPA published the National Recycling Strategy: the first in a series devoted to building an economy that keeps materials, products, and services in circulation for as long as possible (aka a circular economy).

Check out our resources:
https://astswmo.org/materials-management/

#berecycled
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ASTSWMOMonday, June 13th, 2022 at 1:25pm
The ASTSWMO Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the 2022 ASTSWMO Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominations must be sent to Dania Rodriguez, ASTSWMO Executive Director, via email (daniar@astswmo.org) by Friday, June 24, 2022.

Visit https://astswmo.org/lifetime-achievement-award/ for the policy and the nomination and selection processes.
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ASTSWMOWednesday, March 11th, 2020 at 8:23pm
ASTSWMO and NEIWPCC members at the National Tanks Conference Planning Meeting.
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ASTSWMOThursday, February 20th, 2020 at 1:48pm
Members of the ASTSWMO Tanks Subcommittee at a meeting in Washington D.C.

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During the Executive Committee Meeting with MA DEP, ASTSWMO honors Martin Suuberg, MA DEP Commissioner and Paul Locke, MA DEP Deputy Commissioner for 10 years at MA DEP and their dedication to #publichealth in the state of Massachusetts.

#thankyou https://t.co/N8invvYNBu
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Pearl Harbor survivors, veterans, and visitors from around the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who lost their lives during the attacks.

ASTSWMO thanks you for your service 🇺🇸

#pearlharbor
#remember https://t.co/xDeniuGvTO
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♻️TODAY marks the 25th Anniversary of America Recycles Day!♻️

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency @epagov is celebrating progress made on recycling and educating the public on the importance of recycling.

Check out our resources:
https://t.co/ThRMDXTjNf

#berecycled https://t.co/cjbn2fvzRW
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Finishing up the 2022 ASTSWMO Annual Meeting with our Board Meeting - look out for important highlights next week 👀👀

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#where'sTJ https://t.co/4L70UPsDve
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What a turnout!!

This Annual Meeting is full of informative sessions, interactive round tables, and happy in-person reunions!

Stay tuned for more updates on our website:
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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.

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