California Universal Waste Rules Continue to Change

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LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lion Technology Inc., a nationally renowned regulatory compliance training firm, will present several two-day Hazardous Waste in California Workshops during the month of September. This course is designed for industries that must assure compliance with California's hazardous waste regulations. Workshops will be held in San Diego on September 14-15; Los Angeles on September 17-18; Bakersfield on September 21-22; and Oakland on September 24-25, 2009.

Tuition is $795 per person, with group discounts available. Registration includes hands-on instruction, course reference materials, networking luncheon, certificate of achievement, and one year of follow-up support. Group discounts apply to three or more registrations. Sign-in is at 7:30 a.m. and training starts at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is recommended. To register, call (888) 546-6511 or visit .

Environmental regulations are constantly changing. Companies who manufacture, store, or dispose of products and chemicals must assure they are up-to-speed on the latest requirements. In most cases, new rules call for facilities to revise operations, alter procedures, and retrain personnel in order to assure compliance.

In February 2009, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CAL/EPA) revised their hazardous waste regulations (Title 22) by adding new training provisions and standards for handlers of universal waste; a change that will affect countless companies throughout the State. Universal waste includes commonly produced waste items such as light bulbs, aerosol cans, cathode ray tubes, mercury thermostats, LCD or plasma screens, and batteries. The same month, in a separate rulemaking, the CAL/EPA added new disposal and management requirements for electronic waste.

As with any major regulatory change, it is important to properly train facility personnel and review operational processes to assure compliance. Additional time will be provided at the workshop to address regulatory questions pertaining to the new requirements.

About Lion Technology Inc.

Since 1977, more than 100,000 professionals have relied on Lion Technology ( to meet their regulatory compliance training needs. Lion offers comprehensive training and resources in the area of environmental, hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation, and workplace health and safety compliance. Training is offered through nationwide public workshops, live Web seminars, online courses, and on-site programs. Regulatory support services and consulting are provided to assist industry comply with Federal and State laws and regulations.

CONTACT: Lion Technology, (973) 383-0800, .

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