EPA Extends Comment Period for Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule; Two Public Meetings Scheduled


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Comment Period Extension

EPA is announcing a 30-day extension of the comment period on the proposed rule on the definition of solid waste, which was published in the Federal Register on July 22, 2011 (76 FR 44094, July 22, 2011).  The comment period is being extended to October 20, 2011.  A Federal Register notice announcing the extension is expected to be published in the next few weeks.

DSW Public Meetings

EPA will be holding two public meetings in September to allow the public to respond to the proposed rule to refine the Definition of Solid Waste (DSW).  The first will be held on September 12, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA and the second will be held on September 15, 2011 in Chicago, IL. Both meetings will run from 10 AM to 7 PM (local time). If you are unable to attend either of these sessions please submit your comments online through using docket number EPA-HQ-RCRA-2010-0742.

Please be mindful that space is limited at these sessions and we urge you to pre-register online through the DSW rulemaking website at

DSW Q&A Webinar

The second of two informal question and answer webinars on the DSW proposed rule will be held on August 31, 2011 at 2 pm EST. This webinar is open to the public. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an informal opportunity to ask EPA questions on the DSW proposal. Please note that EPA will not be taking public comment during the Q&A webinar and will not be producing a transcript of this informal session.

Registration for these webinars is available on EPA's DSW rulemaking website at

Prior to attending the Q&A webinar, we encourage all attendees either to listen to a pre-recorded presentation or to review power point slides, each of which provide an overview of the rule. These materials are also available on the DSW rulemaking website.

We also invite attendees to submit questions prior to each webinar to We will also answer questions submitted during the webinar, as time allows.

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