Saturday, March 7, 2009

Pharmaceuticals in Universal Waste Rule - Comment Period Extended

EPA announced that it has added an extra 30 days for the public and stakeholders to comment on the agency's proposal to add hazardous pharmaceutical wastes to the federal universal waste program. (Amendment to the Universal Waste Rule: Addition of Pharmaceuticals). The public comment period will now close on March 9, 2009.

The EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, formerly known as Office of Solid Waste made the extension in response to requests for more time to submit comments on the proposed rule from several stakeholders, including the Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association, Waste Management, PharmEcology Associates LLC, Healthcare Distribution Management Association, Clean Harbors Environmental Services, and the Environmental Technology Council.

[Read more about proposed amendments to the Universal Waste Rule]

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