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Inadequate regulatory training can lead to hefty penalties

December 14, 2011

NEW YORK — Last week, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) fined a major international company $725,000 for violating hazardous waste regulations at its Salem, New Jersey, facility, according to a press release.

The DEP listed over 60 violations noted during inspections of the facility since mid-2008, which included improper marking and handling of hazardous waste, failure to comply with storage and accumulation rules and shipping hazardous waste without a manifest, the release stated.

According to the release, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dictates that hazardous waste personnel must complete training annually.

To assist experienced industry professionals go beyond the basics of RCRA regulation and explore essential hazardous waste management strategies, Lion Technology Inc. presents its Advanced Hazardous Waste Management Certification Workshop in the area in early 2012, the release noted.

Lion will offer this two-day workshop first in Northern New Jersey on January 19-20, followed by sessions in Baltimore on January 23-24; Philadelphia on January 26-27; Albany, New York, on February 2-3; Boston on February 6-7; and Hartford, Connecticut, on February 9-10, the release added.

Pre-registration for these workshops is highly recommended, and to register, interested parties can call (888) 546-6511 or visit the website, the release concluded.

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