Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

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 and 40 CFR 264 to 270

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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 262.16, 40 CFR 262.17, and 40 CFR 268.7(a)

Absorbent material in containers: 40 CFR 264.1, 40 CFR 265.1, and 40 CFR 270.1

Regulatory Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM)

Critical 2017/2018 Hazardous Waste Generator Information
Effective May 30, 2017, the U.S. EPA final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (New Rule) must be followed in states and territories without a RCRA-authorized hazardous waste program (Alaska, Iowa, the Indian Nations, and the territories Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands). RCRA-authorized states must adopt the more stringent provisions of the New Rule by July 1, 2019, at the latest.The national regulatory analysis for this topic now describes the New Rule provisions. If your state has adopted the New Rule provisions for this topic, adoption of the New Rule will be specifically noted in the "Comparison: State vs. Federal" section of the corresponding state regulatory analysis. If your state has not yet adopted the New Rule provisions, and your state's "Comparison: State vs. Federal" section says that your state "has adopted," or "follows," "the federal regulations" or "incorporates by reference the federal rules," (often with "more stringent ...

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