RCRA Waste Management Manual and CD-ROM

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), West Conshohocken, Pa., offers the RCRA Waste Management: Planning, Implementation and Assessment of Sampling Activities Manual 42 and the CD-ROM of ASTM Standards Supporting RCRA Waste Sampling Activities. They feature the step-by-step process to collect data samples to identify waste classified under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The CD and manual also include standards developed by several ASTM committees and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, D.C. Contact: ASTM, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700, West Conshohocken, Pa. 19428. Phone: (610) 832-9585. Fax: (610) 832-9555. E-mail: Website:

Recycling CD-ROM for Children

The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), Atlanta, has released “Forests and Paper Forever” on CD-ROM for use in elementary and middle schools. The CD-ROM teaches the concepts of sustainable forestry, wildlife habitat, recycling and paper products. It is available for $14.95. Contact: TAPPI, P.O. Box 105113, Atlanta, 30348. Phone: (770) 446-1400. Fax: (770) 446-6947. E-mail:

Hazwaste Importing Book

“Waste Trading among Rich Nations,” by Kate O'Neill, discusses what influences countries to import hazardous waste in the absence of economic need. It is available for $22. Contact: Kerry Murphy, Senior Publicist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Mass. 02142. Phone: (617) 253-5643. E-mail:

ISO Document

The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST), Mount Prospect, Ill., has released the International Standards Organization (ISO) Standard 14644-2, “Cleanrooms and Associated Controlled Environments — Part 2: Specifications for Testing and Monitoring to Prove Continued Compliance with ISO 14644-1,” from ISO Technical Committee 209. Contact: IEST, 940 East Northwest Highway, Mt. Prospect, Ill. 60056. Phone: (847) 255-1561. Fax: (847) 255-1699. E-mail: Website:

HazCom Training Booklet

Business and Legal Reports Inc. (BLR), Old Saybrook, Conn., has released “Photochecks: Find What's Wrong: HazCom,” featuring photographs of employees using incorrect hazard communication procedures. Contact: Agnes Franks, BLR, 141 Mill Rock Road East, Old Saybrook, Conn. 06475. Phone toll-free: (800) 727-5257. Fax: (860) 510-7221. E-mail: Website:

Emissions Scenarios Book

Cambridge University Press, New York, has published a special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change entitled, “Emissions Scenarios.” Contact: Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th Street, New York, N.Y. 10011.

Regulatory Research Software

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc., Neenah, Wis., introduces “Keller-Soft Compliance Information Manager, Deluxe (Version 7),” which provides compliance information from the Washington, D.C.-based Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT). The software also provides transportation and workplace safety requirements for all 50 states. Contact: Jean Bilitz, 3003 West Breezewood Lane, P.O. Box 368, Neenah, Wis. 54957. Phone toll-free: (800) 843-3174 ext. 7304. E-mail:

Collection/Transfer Handbook

“The Complete Handbook of Solid Waste Collection and Transfer,” by H. Lanier Hickman, looks at the industry's infrastructure, legislative and regulatory issues, and collection systems. Cost is $94.95 plus shipping. Contact: American Academy of Environmental Engineers, 130 Holiday Court, Suite 100, Annapolis, Md. 21401. Fax: (410) 266-7653.

IBC Inspection Guide

Snyder Industries Inc., Lincoln, Neb., offers a free inspection guide on how to detect gradual deterioration, cracking and damage in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). Contact: Mike Spurrier, 4700 Fremont Street, Lincoln, Neb. 68504. Phone toll-free: (888) 422-8683. Fax: (402) 465-1220. Website:

Training Manual

Gannett Fleming, Harrisburg, Pa., announces a revised version of Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA's) Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) training manual. The updated manual includes technical changes and accepted industry practices resulting from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D 1991 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Contact: Gannett Fleming, P.O. Box 67100, Harrisburg, Pa. 17106. Phone: (717) 763-7211. Fax: (717) 763-8150.

Canadian Waste Industry Report

“The Waste Management Industry Survey: Business and Government Sectors, 1998,” provides information on the quantity of waste disposed of in Canadian landfills and incinerators, as well as the total amount of waste generated and diverted from disposal. Contact: Environment Protection Accounts and Surveys, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division. Phone: (613) 951-0347. Fax: (613) 951-0634. Website:

A History of New York's Garbage

Four Walls Eight Windows, New York, has published “The Fat of the Land,” by Benjamin Miller, which looks at the history of New York City's trash disposal during the past 200 years. Cost is $18. Contact: Four Walls Eight Windows, 39 West 14th Street, Room 503, New York, N.Y. 10011. Phone: (212) 206-8965. Fax: (212) 206-8799. Website: