From: DCHAS Membership Chair <membership**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Final Rule has been SIGNED!
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:50:42 -0500
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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From: Fitzgerald, Kristin [mailto:Fitzgerald.Kristin**At_Symbol_Here**epa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 5:09 PM
Subject: Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Final Rule has been SIGNED!

I'm happy to share the news that the Final Rule, Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine has been signed by EPA's Acting Administrator Wheeler. It typically takes several weeks after signature before a rule is published in the Federal Register. In the meantime, a pre-publication version of the final rule is available on our website: :
https://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/final-rule-management-standards-hazardous-waste-pharmaceuticals-and-amendment-p075

The final rule provides tailored and streamlined standards for managing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals that reduce the cost and compliance burden for the healthcare sector, while ensuring the safe management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. Additionally, EPA is taking a common-sense regulatory approach to the disposal of FDA-approved over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs ?? i.e., gums, patches, lozenges), which will no longer be considered hazardous waste when discarded.

We have scheduled two webinars to discuss the contents of the final rule. The webinars, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled for 1 pm Eastern on the following dates:

Wednesday, January 9th
Wednesday, January 23rd
Both webinars will be the same, with a one-hour general presentation about the final rule, followed by a 30-minute question and answer session. See our website to register to attend one of the webinars: https://clu-in.org/conf/tio/HazWastePharmaceuticals/

Finally, if you would like to receive future updates from EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery about solid and hazardous waste, sign up for our listserv by sending a blank email to: solid-and-hazardous-waste-subscribe**At_Symbol_Here**lists.epa.gov

Thanks,

Kristin

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Kristin Fitzgerald
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Resource Conservation & Recovery
Materials Recovery & Waste Management Division
Recycling & Generator Branch
phone: 703-308-8286
work schedule: Monday - Thursday

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