Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Air and Waste Management
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Delaware follows the federal rules at 40 CFR 260 and exemptions for the chemical alteration of corrosive wastes, known as the elementary neutralization of hazardous wastes, including the definition of elementary neutralization units, and the treatment of ignitable or reactive wastes, with additional requirements for making quantity determinations under the exemption for hazardous waste generated by CESQGs.
The neutralization procedure involves adjusting the pH level of the corrosive waste so that it has a neutral value of 7.. The waste may still be hazardous, however, if it has other characteristic properties such as ignitability or toxicity. See the state section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE for more information.
Examples of industries that might use neutralization of wastes are automobile industries that use acids for cleaning engine parts that ...