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Surface Impoundments: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 USC 6924

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Surface impoundment standards for permitted treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 40 CFR 264.220 to 264.232

Surface impoundment standards for interim status TSDFs: 40 CFR 265.220 to 265.231

Definitions and distinctions: 40 CFR 260.10

Regulated facilities: 40 CFR 264.220 and 40 CFR 265.220

Design and construction standards:

Unit standards: 40 CFR 264.221 and 40 CFR 265.221

Overfill and overtopping prevention systems: 40 CFR 264.221(g) and 40 CFR 265.221(f)

Dikes: 40 CFR 264.221(h), 40 CFR 264.226(c), and 40 CFR 265.222

Liners: 40 CFR 264.221, 40 CFR 264.222, 40 CFR 265.221, and 40 CFR 265.222

Documentation:

Liner construction quality assurance (CQA) plan: 40 CFR 264.19 and 40 CFR 265.19

Response action plan: 40 CFR 264.223 and 40 CFR 265.224

Operating standards:

Land disposal restriction (LDR) exemptions: 40 CFR 268.4 and 40 CFR 268.14

Inspections and monitoring: 40 CFR 264.226 and 40 CFR 265.226

Emergency measures: 40 CFR 264.227

Special wastes: 40 CFR 264.229 to 264.231, 40 CFR 265.229, and 40 CFR 265.230

Air emissions standards:

Applicability: 40 CFR 264.232 and 40 CFR 265.231

Subpart BB standards: 40 CFR 264.1050 to 264.1065 and 40 CFR 265.1050 to 265.1064

Subpart CC standards: 40 CFR 264.1080 to 264.1090 and 40 CFR 265.1080 to 265.1090

Regulatory Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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