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State Hazardous Waste Advisory Committee
Information and Schedule

Connecticut's Hazardous Waste Advisory Committee  (HWAC) meets on a periodic basis each year with generator training at least once per year. Meeting dates to be announced in advanced.  To be alerted to upcoming meetings and receive a copy of the agenda, you should subscribe to the HWAC listserv. For information on the subcommittee's work prior to the kick-off meeting on November 6, 2008 see: Proposal for Implementation of Priority Recommendations and the Implementation Schedule.

DEEP Hazardous Waste web page

Note:  The documents listed in the following table are provided solely for informational purposes, and may not represent current statutes or regulations, or the interpretations of such requirements by DEEP. If you have a question about the current applicability or status of any of these documents, call the DEEP's Hazardous Waste Compliance Assistance line at 1-866-424-4193, or send us an email identifying the document in question and what you would like to know about it.

Hazardous Waste Advisory Committee Meetings

Meeting Date

Agenda and Related Materials

11/29/2018

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Co-hosts: Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., and Goodwin College

Robert Isner , DEEP: Recycling & RCRAWhat's In/ What's Out Video

Shared Success Stories/ Training:
Brian McManus Safety-Kleen: Sustainable Methods to Manage Used Oil in Connecticut

David Pannuto and Paul Mello CHES, E-Manifest System Implementation, A Connecticut-based Receiving Facility;'s Perspective

Robert Melvin, Robinson & Cole, Innovative Recycling: Electroplating/Manufacturing Wastewater Focus –RCRA Concerns

William Morris and David Fiereck, Loureiro Engineering Associates, Practical Wastewater Recycling Project Implementation

DEEP Permit and Compliance Assurance Updates:
Ross Bunnell , DEEP: Legislative/ Regulatory Program Updates

Training certificates provided upon request 

5/24/2018

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Co-hosts: Henkel Corporation, and Eversource Energy

Shared Success Stories/ Training
Sean Wright, Henkel CorporationOverview of Henkel's Sustainability Program and Goals - Recycling and Solid and HW Reductions to Benefit Company and Environment

Beth Deabay  and Lynn Hanifan, U.S.EPA - E-Manifest Training: What You Must Know to be Ready for June 30, 2018 - Tracking HW using National Electronic Manifest System
U.S.EPA E-Manifest Initiative Website 

Kevin Sullivan, DEEP: Connecticut-specific E-Manifest Considerations & Information 

Ross Bunnell , DEEP: Legislative/ Regulatory Updates

Generator Training Session

Topics Covered 
E-Manifest Training (U.S. EPA R1)
Hazardous Waste Determinations (Dave Stokes)
Aerosol Can Policy / Universal Waste Management (Ross Bunnell )
Online HW Training (Brent Madho)

Training certificates provided upon request  

6/27/2017

Agenda

Co-hosts: Tradebe Environmental Services and City of Waterbury Refuse/ Recycling

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Link to "SHWAC" Presentation Materials

Training certificates provided upon request 

2/23/2017

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Co-hosts: 3M Purification Inc. and Eversource Energy

Shared Success Stories/ Training:

Kariesa Jenyo , EH&S Supervisor, 3M Purification Inc., 3M’s Pollution Prevention Pays (“P3”) Program  

Amy McLean-SallsUnited Illuminating Holdings Company and Ed Baker, Eversource Energy : Overview of Strategic Sustainability and Industrial Energy Solutions Program

Diane Duva , DEEP: Director, Office of Energy Demand, EnergizeCT , Energy Efficiency: Sustainably Energizing CT's Economy

Heather Burns, Founder/CEO, Connecticut Sustainable Business Council, Benefits of Sustainable Business Practices

DEEP Permit and Compliance Assurance Updates: 

Ross Bunnell , DEEP: Sanitary Engineer 3, Waste Engineering & Enforcement Division, Overview of New EPA and DEEP Rules

  • E-manifest Update
  • Connecticut Adoption of Solvent Wiper Rule
  • Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule
  • Revisions to Import / Export Rule
  • TCSA Ban on Methylene Chloride and TCE

Training certificates provided upon request  

11/17/2016

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Co-hosts: Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc.  and CT DEEP

Panelists/ Speakers:
Earl Phillips, Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP40 Years of RCRA
Paul Hassler , DEEP: Environmental Analyst 3, RCRA - Images from the Past
Patrick Bowe, DEEP: Director, Remediation Division
Dean Applefield, DEEP Attorney, Office of Legal Counsel
Robert Isner, DEEP: Director, Waste Engineering & Enforcement Division, RCRA @ 40 Years & Beyond

Keynote:
Rick Love , Environmental Sustainability Manager, United Technologies Corporation , RCRA at 40 and UTC's Program Evolution

Jeremy Paradis, Loureiro Engineering AssociatesAnalyses of RCRA Survey Results
Link to RCRA Survey  

DEEP Permit and Compliance Assurance Updates:
Kevin Barrett, DEEP: Recycling Enforcement Initiative
Kevin Sullivan, DEEP: Electronic Availability of Manifest Data and E-manifest Update
Ross Bunnell , DEEP: Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule and Connecticut Adoption of Solvent Wiper Rule

Generator Training Session:
Dave Stokes, DEEP:  HWAC Training Module 1
Paul Franson, DEEP:  HWAC Training Module 2
Brent Madho, DEEP:  HWAC Training Module 3

Training certificates provided upon request

6/16/2016

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Co-hosts: Dave Lis , Goodwin College/ Ramboll Environ

Jeremy Paradis , Loureiro Engineering AssociatesHWAC Roundtable Exercise Results

Kimberly Tisa, U.S. EPA: PCBs and Toxic Substance Control Act

Lori Saliby, DEEP: PCBs in Connecticut Building Materials

Eric Wood , Ramboll Environ PCBs and Building Materials

Ross Bunnell, DEEP: Guidance on Renovation & Demolition Materials Management    

DEEP Permit and Compliance Assurance Updates:
Carey Hurlburt, DEEP: Overview of Comprehensive Materials Management Strategy - Construction & Demolition Recycling

Kevin Barrett, DEEP: Recycling Inspection / Enforcement Initiative

Gabrielle Frigon, DEEP:  Update on Commercial General Permit - a focus on CR05 and Universal Wastes

Training certificates provided upon request 

2/25/2016

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Co-hosts: Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc.  and CT DEEP

Jeremy Paradis, Loureiro Engineering Associates

Pre-HWAC Roundtable Survey Results

Dave Stokes, DEEP: Management of CR05 and Special Wastes -a DEEP Inspector's Perspective and Observations

Tonya MacKenzie, Covanta Energy: Acceptance of Special Wastes

Eric Congdon, Clean Harbors of CT : Acceptance of CR05 Wastes

Lucia Furman, Mercantile Development, Inc. : Disposable Non-HW Wipers / Impact of EPA's Solvent Wiper Rule

DEEP Permit and Compliance Assurance Updates:
Kevin Barrett, DEEP: Recycling Inspection / Enforcement Initiative

Gabrielle Frigon, DEEP: Update on Commercial General Permit - a focus on CR05 and Universal Wastes

Ross Bunnell, DEEP: Implementation and Implications of 1) Federal Pharmaceutical Waste Rule, and 2) Generator Improvement Rule   

Kevin Sullivan, DEEP: Biennial HW Reporting

Training certificates provided upon request

10/22/2015

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Co-hosts: Eversource Energy and Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc.

Robert Isner, DEEP: Manifest Program Update

Michele DiNoia or Nisha Patel, DEEP: Pharmaceutical Waste Management in Connecticut

Gabrielle Frigon, DEEP: Status of Commercial General Permit

Ross Bunnell , DEEP: EPA's Generator Improvement Rule
DEEP Interpretation on EPA ID Numbers for Contiguous Properties
DEEP/DPH Guidance on Abandonment of Below-grade ACM

CT Facility Permit Updates:
Stephen Rorick, Northeast Lamp Recycling: Outline of Permitted Activities
Christopher Windnagle, Red Technologies LLC: Outline of Permitted Activities
David Green ,Phoenix Soil LLC : Outline of Permitted Activities 

Shared Success Stories/Training:
Jeremy Paradis, Loureiro Engineering Associates: Universal Waste Management Program - Sustainable Results
Universal Waste Management Plan Template
Universal Waste Inspection Form
Universal Waste Training Form

Rich Pease , DOC: Cost Effective Recycling/Disposal Outlets for Non-Traditional Wastes

Generator Training Session:
Dave Stokes, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 1
Kevin Clements, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 2
Brent Madho, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 3

Training certificates provided upon request

3/19/2015

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Ross Bunnell, DEEP: 
Updates on EPA's Solvent Wiper and Definition of Solid Waste Rules, and the DEEP Recycling Registration Form

Michele DiNoia, DEEP:  Pharmaceutical Waste Management in Connecticut

Nisha Patel, DEEP:  Update on RCRA Small Business Enforcement Policy

Ross Bunnell, DEEP:  Maintaining or Reducing Hazardous Waste Generator Status

Ariana Bain, Matabolic Consulting, and Amy McLean-Salls, United Illuminating Holdings Corporation:
Business Sustainability Challenge Case Study

Jack Traver, President, Traver IDC:  Lean to Green (L2G)

Generator Training Session:
Dave Stokes, DEEP:  HWAC Training Module 1
Paul Franson, DEEP:  HWAC Training Module 2
Brent Madho, DEEP:  HWAC Training Module 3

Training certificates provided upon request

10/16/2014

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Catherine McCord, VP EH&S, Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC , Overview of Heritage's Permitted Hartford Operations

Michelle Gore, DEEP: Update on RCRA Small Business Enforcement Policy

Ross Bunnell, DEEP: Update on the Compliance Assistance (COMPASS) Web Page  

Mark Latham, DEEP: CRT Glass: Recent Interpretations on CRT Glass Management

Shared Success Stories/Mock Inspection:
Mark Jepsen, DEEP: How to Prepare for a RCRA Inspection?
Rich Pease, DOC: Dept. of Corrections: Management of CR05 Wastes

Ross Bunnell, DEEP: Distinctions and Future Management of RCRA Waste, CT-Regulated Waste, Special Waste, and Solid Waste

Generator Training Session:
Dave Stokes, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 1
Michelle Gore, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 2
Brent Madho, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 3

Training certificates provided upon request

6/19/2014 Agenda            

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Co-hosts: Connecticut's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CONN-OSHA) and Dymax Corporation

Robert Isner, DEEP: Update on 2001 Regulation Revisions

Joseph Schiavone, DEEP: Status of Pharmaceutical Waste Management & Summary of Recent Enforcement Actions

Ross Bunnell, DEEP: Updates on Fracking and Retail Wastes

Tom Metzner, DEEP: Mercury Reduction Initiative

Training:
Anne Bracker, CONN-OSHA: Overview of OSHA's Globally Harmonized System ("GHS") of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

Shared Success Story:
Susan Thompson, Dymax Corporation: Overview of Manufacturer's Requirements Under GHS

Training certificates provided upon request

2/27/2014

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Co-hosts: Connecticut Business & Industry Association and United Illuminating Holding Corporation

Speakers:

Robert Isner, DEEP: Status of Pharmaceutical Waste Management Universal Waste Listing in Connecticut

Michelle Gore, DEEP: Summary of Recent Enforcement Actions

Robert Melvin, Robinson & Cole LLP

Ross Bunnell, DEEP: Update on Solvent Wiper Rule and iCOMPASS

Tom Scelfo, Woodard and Curran: Update on Electronic Manifest Establishment Act

Shared Success Story:
Fran Poirier Specialty Printing LLC: Case Study: Overview of Specialty's Recycling and Energy Conservation Programs

Charles PiousUnicorr Packaging Group: Case Study: Overview of Unicorr's Experience with Business Sustainability Challenge

Keynote Speakers:
Amy McLean-Salls United Illuminating Holdings Company: Overview of Business Sustainability Challenge

Generator Training Session:
Dave Stokes, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 1
Paul Franson, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 2
Brent Madho, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 3

Training certificates provided upon request

9/26/2013

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Co-hosts: Connecticut State Technical Extension Program ("CONNSTEP") and Schick Manufacturing Inc.

Speakers:
Lynn Rubinstein, Northeast Recycling Council: Overview of NERC Activities and Initiatives

Paul Franson, DEEP: New HW Generator & Notifier Package / Generator Closure

Robert Isner, DEEP: RCRA's Small Business Enforcement Policy

KC Alexander, DEEP: Introduction to the Reuse Marketplace

Shared Success Story:
Scott Sutkowski Schick Manufacturing Inc.: Case Study: Overview of Schick's Recycling and Energy Conservation Programs

Keynote Speakers:
Robert Render, Director of Industrial Solutions: Casella / A Greener Solution: Reuse / Recycling Options for Getting to Zero Waste

Ross Bunnell, DEEP: Effective Substitutes to Reduce HW Generation

Generator Training Session:
Dave Stokes, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 1
Michelle Gore, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 2
Brent Madho, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 3

Training certificates provided upon request

4/25/2013

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Co-hosts: Connecticut Business & Industry Association and Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC

Speakers:
Paul Franson, DEEP: New HW Generator & Notifier Package / Generator Closure
Ross Bunnell, DEEP: eLearning Tools for Online HW Training                       
Lynn Rubinstein, Northeast Recycling Council
KC Alexander, DEEP: Reuse Marketplace
Michelle Gore, DEEP: RCRA's Small Business Enforcement Policy
Tom Metzner, DEEP: Mercury Reduction Initiative

Shared Success Story:
Kristin Stauch, BSM Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC : Case Study: Used Oil Recycling & Waste Reduction

Keynote Speaker:
Catherine McCord , VP EH&S, Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC: Waste Reduction & Recycling Options to Save Money in the 21st Century

Generator Training Session:
Dave Stokes, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 1
Michelle Gore, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 2
Brent Madho, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 3

Training certificates provided upon request

10/25/2012

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Host: EQ - The Environmental Quality Company

Presentations:
Robert Isner, WEED Director: Enforcement Case Overview - 2 Recent Cases
Dr. Mitch Kennedy , CONNSTEP, Inc.: CONNSTEP: Helping Business Reduce Waste & Liability
Paige Rasid, CT Innovations, Inc., CT Innovations: FREE Small Business Innovation Toolbox
Hugo DelRosso / Cynthia Ross, EQ - The Environmental Quality Company: EQ's Implementation of ISO 14001 (Environmental Standard)

Generator Training Session:
Dave Stokes, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 1
Paul Franson, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 2
Brent Madho, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 3

Training certificates provided upon request

6/21/2012

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Presentations:
Nicole Lugli, DEEP: DEEP's Compliance Assurance Transformation Efforts
Robert Melvin, Robinson & Cole LLP
Susan Thompson, Dymax Corporation: COMPASS Audit - Process and Results
Ross Bunnell, DEEP: eLearning Tools for Online HW Training
David Westcott, DEEP: Electronic Manifest Data Update

Generator Training Session:
Dave Stokes, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 1
Michelle Gore, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 2
Brent Madho, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 3

Training certificates provided upon request

2/16/2012

Agenda

Companies Actively Participating in HWAC Activities

Presentations:
Tom Scelfo, Woodard and Curran: Discussion of HWAC Recommendation
Nicole Lugli, DEEP: Using DEEP's Policy on Incentives for Self-Policing
Paul J. Healy, Sacred Heart University: Self-Audit Disclosure Results
David Monz, Updike Kelly & Spellacy: Advantages of CT's Policy
Melanie Daniel, CHMM, HRP Associates, Inc.: Comparison with Other State's Self-Policing Policies
Mark Latham, DEEP: HW Transporter Permit Renewal: LEAN WOW! Moments

Training certificates provided upon request

10/27/2011

Agenda

Presentations:
Nicole Lugli, DEEP: Policy on Incentives for Self-Policing and Statistics
David Westcott, DEEP: Status of e-Manifest Submissions,
Overview of Biennial Reporting System Electronic Software
Michelle Morello, Precision Punch: LEAN Manufacturing the Precision Punch Way

Generator Training Session:
Dave Stokes, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 1
Michelle Gore, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 2
Kevin Clements, DEEP: HWAC Training Module 3

Training certificates provided upon request

6/23/2011

Agenda

Presentations:
Joseph Schiavone, DEEP: eLearning Tools for Online HW Training
David Westcott, DEEP: Electronic Manifest Data Update
Kevin Clements, DEEP: WEED Multimedia Auto Junkyard Outreach and Inspection Initiative 
Brad Korth, Korth Engineering LLC: Avoiding NOT Ignoring HW Regulations
Mark Latham, Kevin Clements, Robert Isner, Mark Jepsen, DEEP: SQG Training Presentation

Training certificates provided upon request

2/10/2011

Agenda

Presentations:
Nicole Lugli, DEEP: PA 10-158 Consultative Services
Gabrielle Frigon, DEEP: PA 10-158 HW Permit Reforms
Bob Rovinelli, Waterbury Plating and Painting Company:  Company Account of Onsite COMPASS Audit
David Stokes, DEEP: What to Expect from a COMPASS Audit
Richard D. McFee, HRP Associates, Inc.: Advantages and Pitfalls of Generator Treatment in Tanks and Containers

Supplemental Materials:
Aerosol Can Fact Sheet
Generator Treatment in Tanks and Containers Policy
Evaporator Guidance
Hazardous Waste Compactor Policy
Fluorescent Lamp Crushing Policy

Training certificates provided upon request

5/27/2010

Agenda

Presentations:
Paul Franson, DEEP: Generator Closure
Andrew Perham , MDC: Episodic Generation Case Study
Ross Bunnell, DEEP: Episodic Generation: Regulations and Policies
Jeff Hamel, Woodard & Curran: PCBs in the Environment;  |
Ross Bunnell, DEEP: Renovation and Demolition - updates

Training certificates provided upon request

2/4/2010

Agenda

Presentations:
David Westcott, DEEP:  E-Manifests - Status; Electronic Data Submissions; Toxics in Packaging Program
Carey Hurlburt, DEEP:  Beneficial Use (Reuse)
Ross Bunnell, DEEP: Effective Substitutes for Products
Donna Elks, Electric Boat:  Chemical Risk Reduction

Training certificates provided upon request

10/21/2009

Agenda

Presentations:
David Stokes, DEEP:  "New" Wastes in the Workplace; Overview of COMPASS Audit Program
Karl Meyer, Hoya Lens of America:  Summary of DEEP COMPASS Audit and BMPs
Bill Morris, United Industrial Services:  Used Oil Requirements and Compliance Conundrums
Adelina Voutchkova, PhD, Yale University:  Green Chemistry -The "How" of Sustainability
Mark Latham, DEEP:  Electronic Waste Recycling

Training certificates provided upon request

6/17/09

Agenda

Presentations:
Mark Jepsen, DEEP: What to Expect During a RCRA Inspection
Michelle Gore, DEEP: DEEP's Enforcement Policies
Valerie Bodner, DEEP:  State Authorization and the Regulation Adoption Process
Robert Isner, DEEP: WEED's Enforcement Incentive Pilot
Diane Duva, DEEP: Enforcement Statistics

Training certificates provided upon request

2/26/09

Agenda

Presentations:
Carey Hurlburt, DEEP:  Business Recycling Initiative; Business Recycling Checklist 
Judy Wlodarczyk  (Mitch Kennedy), CONNSTEP: Creating a "Green" Culture:  Integrating Lean and Clean; EPA’s Lean and the Environment Toolkit

Training certificates provided upon request

11/6/2008
(Kick-off Meeting)

 

Agenda ; HWAC Questionnaire

Presentations:
Mark Latham , DEEP: External Stakeholder Project: Objectives and Goals (PDF)
Ross Bunnell, DEEP:
Top 10 Most Common RCRA Violations and Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them; RCRA Compliance Reminder

Training certificates provided upon request

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