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Environmental Codes and Standards

Environmental Codes and Standards

EPA, OSHA, and precious metals refining

As a concerned precious metals refiner, Sabin must maintain awareness of all applicable environmental regulations, and watch for new laws that may affect us—and you. As a general guideline, here are a few typical regulations that impact our organization:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)—Concerns generation, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of solid and hazardous waste.

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)—also known as “Superfund”

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Requires generators and transporters of hazardous wastes, as well as disposal site owners and operators to be held responsible for the cost of evaluating and remediating contaminated sites.

Superfund Amendments and Re-Authorization Act (SARA)
Added provisions set requirements for emergency planning, notification, and community “right-to-know” reporting on chemical and toxic emissions.

Clean Air Act (CAA)
The CAA Amendments consist of 11 major provisions associated with toxic, noxious, or otherwise harmful atmospheric discharges.

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Clean Water Act (CWA)
This EPA mandated act involves water quality standards including hazardous wastewater discharges.

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
The TSCA regulates the manufacture, distribution, use, and disposal of chemicals considered a risk to human health or the environment.

Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations
The DOT regulates transportation of hazardous materials via air, rail, sea, and road.

Environmental Codes and Standards