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EPA Publishes Final Rule Revising Definition of Solid Waste

11/26/08

Source: US EPA
Related Topics: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

On October 7th, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule that revises the definition of solid waste to exclude certain hazardous secondary materials from regulation under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

EPA is revising the definition of solid waste to exclude from regulation under Subtitle C of RCRA (42 U.S.C. 6921 through 6939(e)) certain hazardous secondary materials which are being reclaimed.

The rule describes the three principal regulatory revisions that are finalized in this rule: (1) an exclusion for certain hazardous secondary materials legitimately reclaimed under the control of the generator within the United States or its territories; (2) a conditional exclusion for hazardous secondary materials that are transferred for the purpose of legitimate reclamation; and (3) a case-by-case non-waste determination procedure.

For more information on the rule, go to EPA's Definition of Solid Waste Rulemakings webpage, which includes, among other resources, a slide presentation on the new rule.

For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/dsw/downloads/dsw-rule08.pdf





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