Treatment statutes and rules: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 USC 6903(34) and 42 USC 6924 and regulations at 40 CFR 262.34, 40 CFR 264 to 270
Definition of hazardous waste treatment: 42 USC 6903(34)
Hazardous waste treatment facility permits: 40 CFR 270
Treatment facility permit exemptions: 40 CFR 264.1(g), 40 CFR 270.1(c)(2), and 40 CFR 270.1(c)(3)
Generator on-site treatment:
Accumulation rules: 40 CFR 262.34 and 40 CFR 268.7(a)
Absorbent material in containers: 40 CFR 264.1, 40 CFR 265.1, and 40 CFR 270.1
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER)
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Hazardous waste treatment is the application of chemical, biological, or physical processes to hazardous waste or contaminated materials to permanently change their condition. Treatment is designed to destroy the contaminants or change them so that they are either no longer hazardous or are less hazardous. As a result of treatment, the waste may be neutralized, energy or material resources may be recovered from the waste, the waste may be made less hazardous, and/or it may be made safer and more ...