February 28, 2020
EAB Petition Tests EPA’s Power To Include OSHA Mandates In Permit Terms
A hazardous waste facility is urging EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) to scrap an agency-crafted Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) permit that includes OSHA worker safety requirements, arguing that EPA cannot force permittees to follow OSHA rules in RCRA permits. In an Oct. 7 petition filed with EAB, the Ohio-based company Vickery Environmental that owns the waste treatment and disposal facility argues that EPA Region 5 officials overstepped their legal authority with provisions that mandate continuous vapor and gas...
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