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Hazardous Waste Determination
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Making a hazardous waste determination is the key to the applicability of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste management regulations. One of the most frequently asked questions by generators is, "Is my waste a hazardous waste regulated under RCRA?" If the answer is "no," the RCRA hazardous waste laws and regulations do not apply to the management of that waste. If the answer is "yes," however, the generator and subsequent handlers of the hazardous waste must comply with myriad RCRA rules that are in place in order to ensure the safe management of the hazardous waste.
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Guidance Documents 2013 Solvent-Contaminated Final Rules: FAQs  National
Guidance Documents 2014 DSW Final Rule: Frequently Asked Questions  National
Final Regulations 40 CFR 257 and 261 - Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities 04/17/2015National
Final Regulations 40 CFR 260 and 261 - Definition of Solid Waste; Final Rule 01/13/2015National
Final Regulations 40 CFR 261 - Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Final Exclusion 09/20/2012National
Final Regulations 40 CFR 261 - Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Final Rule 09/13/2012National
Final Regulations 40 CFR 261 - Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; CFR Correction 06/20/2014National
Final Regulations 40 CFR 9, 260 and 261 - Hazardous Waste Management System: Conditional Exclusion for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Streams in Geologic Sequestration Activities 01/03/2014National
Guidance Documents Chart: RCRA Definition of Solid Waste Rule - Comparison of 2008 and 2014 Final Rules  National
Guidance Documents Clarification of EPA's "Contained-In" Policy  National
Guidance Documents Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS) User's Guide  National
Notices Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities 08/02/2013National
Questions & Answers Do 300 pounds of ginseng root containing pesticides have to be disposed of as hazardous waste? 08/11/2003National
Questions & Answers Does the solvent contaminated wipes 180-day accumulation limit mean we accumulate and send wipes for disposal within 180 days or accumulate for 180 days and store on site for another amount of time? 01/15/2015National
Guidance Documents Draft Environmental Justice Methodology for the Definition of Solid Waste Final  National
Guidance Documents EPA DSW Final Rule Fact Sheet  National
Guidance Documents EPA Overview of the 2015 DSW Final Rule  National
Guidance Documents EPA Press Release re Solvent-Contaminated Wipes  National
Guidance Documents EPA Training Module: Introduction to Hazardous Waste Identification  National
Guidance Documents EPA Training Module: Solid and Hazardous Waste Exclusions  National
Guidance Documents EPA's "Contained-In" Policy  National
Guidance Documents EPA's Robert W. Dellinger's Letter Response to Industry Representatives  National
Guidance Documents EPA: Easier Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes  National
Guidance Documents Flowcharts: Definitions of Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste  National
Guidance Documents Hazardous Waste Characteristics: A User-Friendly Reference Document (EPA October 2009)  National
Guidance Documents Hazardous Waste Listings: A User Friendly Reference (EPA September 2012)  National
Regulatory Analysis Hazwaste Determination (Classification)  National
Questions & Answers I need to understand the definition of alcohols (all alcohols or just ethanol) in connection with 40 CFR 261.21 Characteristic of ignitability. 05/04/2007National
Questions & Answers If you take used oil saturated rags, allow them to dry in the sun and then throw them away in the trash, is that ok (within regulatory requirements)? 07/17/2009National
Guidance Documents Overview of the 2013 Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Final Rule  National
Questions & Answers PCBs do not appear under the RCRA lists of hazardous wastes, nor are they listed as a constituent under the toxicity characteristic. Are PCBs regulated as a hazardous waste under RCRA? 12/07/1999National
News Positive and negative proofs in waste analysis 05/14/2015National
Guidance Documents RCRA Training Module: Petitions, Delistings, and Variances  National
White Papers RCRA's Verified Recycler Exclusion 05/12/2015National
Guidance Documents Revisions to the Definitions of Solid Waste Final Rule Compilations: The Legitimate Recycling Standard  National
Guidance Documents Scope of Hazardous Waste Listing P042 (Epinephrine)  National
Guidance Documents Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Final Rule - Summary Chart  National
Guidance Documents Special Report: EPA's 2015 DSW Final Rule: Understanding the Hazardous Secondary Materials Recycling Rule  National
Notices State Program Adequacy Determination: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Non-Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Units 12/11/2014National
News Unencapsulated CCR use—EPA’s position 04/22/2015National
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