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06/01/2002Waste Transfer Stations: A Manual for Decision-Making (FINAL)Publication
 Description: Waste Transfer Stations: A Manual for Decision-Making is a voluntary guidance document that will help planners, builders, and operators of waste transfer stations ensure that their facilities do the best possible job with the least impact on the surrounding community.
 
10/30/2001ENVIRONMENTALLY AND ECOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE AREAS Memo
 Description: EPA provides, as a public service, information on the Internet regarding environmentally sensitive areas, test methods for solid wastes, and information about air and water. The document Sensitive Environments and the Siting of Hazardous Waste Management Facilities, May 1997 discusses sensitive types of environments that pose special challenges to the siting, expansion, and operation of hazardous waste management facilities. The Office of Solid Waste (OSW) web page provides links to a variety of methods-related information.
 
07/26/2000ISSUES RELATED TO PERMITTING OF WTI FACILITY IN OHIOMemo
 Description: EPA will give full consideration to Ombudsman’s investigation and recommendations on permit renewal of incinerator in Ohio. EPA brochure “Sensitive Environments and the Siting of Hazardous Waste Management Facilities” provides guidance that is not legally binding (SEE ALSO: EPA530-K-97-003). WTI’s expired permit continues in force until issuance or denial of state-issued RCRA permit. EPA has authority to terminate state-issued permit under certain conditions.
 
10/20/1999SOCIAL SITING CRITERIA AND TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTMemo
 Description: OSW believes that work on social siting criteria brochure does not conflict with efforts by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to investigate complaints under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Brochure’s intent is to raise sensitivity on social concerns when siting a hazardous waste facility. Title VI issues are not addressed in brochure. Intent of current Title VI guidance is to provide framework for OCR to process civil rights complaints resulting from issuance of pollution control permits.
 
09/16/1999ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ISSUES IN RCRA PROGRAMSMemo
 Description: OSW requests regional RCRA contacts to address ongoing environmental justice (EJ) issues. OSW goals include addressing EJ issues during permitting process, developing EJ and public participation permitting network, providing guidance on integrating EJ and public participation, and increasing effectiveness of RCRA public participation (SEE ALSO: OSWER Directive 9200.3-17; September 21, 1994).
 
05/01/1997Medio Ambientes Delicados y la Ubicación de Instalaciones Para Manejo de Residuos Peligrosos (Spanish - Sensitive Environments and the Siting of Hazardous Waste Management Facilities)Publication
 Description: Spanish version of the document Sensitive Environments and the Siting of Hazardous Waste Management Facilities. This publication discusses Sensitive types of environments that pose special challenges to the siting, expansion, and operation of RCRA hazardous waste management facilities.
 
05/01/1997Sensitive Environments and the Siting of Hazardous Waste Management FacilitiesPublication
 Description: This publication discusses sensitive types of environments that pose special challenges to the siting, expansion, and operation of RCRA hazardous waste management facilities.
 
09/01/1995Decision Maker's Guide to Solid Waste Management: Volume 2Publication
 Description: This document offers solid waste management practitioners detailed information to understand the key technical, economic, political, and social issues that must be addressed to develop effective waste management programs. Sections address public education and involvement, facility siting, factors to consider in developing a waste management program, collection and transfer, source reduction, recycling, composting, combustion, and land disposal.
 
09/14/1994QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY TO PERFORM ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION TASKSMemo
 Description: Discusses the methods for demonstrating that someone is a qualified groundwater scientist. The principles of the qualified groundwater scientist definition can be applied to related scientific disciplines such as environmental engineering. RCRA does not regulate the contents of a professional engineering certification.
 
07/15/1994Community-Based Environmental Protection: OSWER Action PlanPublication
 Description: This document identifies the five attributes of community-based environmental protection (CBEP), which is defined as addressing environmental problems in the context of the community in which they occur, and also describes current and near-term activities of the Office of Solid Waste and Environmental Response.
 
05/15/1994Composting, Yard Trimmings, and Municipal Solid WastePublication
 Description: Examines planning, siting, designing, and operating composting facilities. Discusses planning; basic composting principles; collection methods; processing methods, technologies, and odor control; facility design and siting; environmental, health, and safety concerns; state legislation and initiatives; potential end-users; product quality and marketing; community involvement; and economics. Appendices include additional sources of information on composting, composting equipment, and glossary of compost terms.
 
11/17/1993REGULATORY STATUS AND MANAGEMENT OF LIQUIDS AND ABSORBENT MATERIALS CONTAINING LIQUIDSMemo
 Description: The liquids in landfills prohibition applies only to hazardous waste landfills. Sorbents that are used to clean up non-listed waste are hazardous only if they are characteristic. Liquids must be absorbed prior to placement in municipal solid waste landfills. Used oil is presumed to be recycled until it is sent for disposal. Sorbents containing used oil that will be burned for energy recovery are subject to Part 279. Sorbents that are defined as used oil that will not be burned for energy recovery are managed under Part 279 until they are disposed, even if they are characteristic.
 
10/01/1991LOCATION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIESMemo
 Description: A summary of the regulatory restrictions for the siting of hazardous waste TSDFs. The current location standards restrict TSDFs from locating in 100-year floodplains and areas prone to severe earthquake damage. EPA is developing more restrictive criteria.
 
05/09/1990INDUSTRIAL WASTE DISPOSAL IN PROXIMITY TO WETLANDSMemo
 Description: Historical discussion on location restrictions for municipal solid waste landfills, and EPA’s intent to evaluate industrial waste landfills, characterize wetlands, and develop location standards for hazardous waste management facilities.
 
03/13/1989COMBINED NRC-EPA SITING GUIDELINES FOR DISPOSAL OF COMMERCIAL MIXED LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE AND HAZARDOUS WASTEMemo
 Description: Dual authority exists between EPA and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) over radioactive mixed waste. Discusses the combined NRC/EPA siting guidelines.
 
07/30/1987AIDS TO NAVIGATION (ATON) BATTERIES AND RCRA REQUIREMENTSMemo
 Description: Each ATON unit service area (landbased or tender vehicle) is a point of generation (ships as generators) that is subject to the applicable generator standards (SEE ALSO: Federal Facility Compliance Act (FFCA) section 3022)). Aids to navigation batteries (ATON) that are removed from service must be manifested. The location where the battery is removed from service is a waste generation site. Batteries may be held for up to 10 days at a transfer facility (SEE ALSO: Part 273). The entire aid to navigation (ATON) battery is counted in weight calculations. Each ATON unit service area (landbased or tender vehicle) is a point of generation that is subject to the applicable generator standards. The satellite accumulation area provisions do not apply to ATON service locations (SEE ALSO: Part 273).
 
02/25/1987VULNERABILITY GUIDANCEMemo
 Description: Discusses the applicability of the groundwater vulnerability guidance to RCRA permitting standards. It may be used for site characterization, surface impoundment retrofitting variances, leachate migration potential and impact, and hydraulic conductivity data collection.
 
07/08/1986TIME OF TRAVEL METHOD FOR THE GUIDANCE CRITERIA FOR IDENTIFYING AREAS OF VULNERABLE HYDROGEOLOGYMemo
 Description: A rationale for selecting the “time of travel” (TOT) along a 100-foot flow line (TOT100), used in identifying areas of vulnerable hydrogeology for TSDF location standards.
 
06/12/1984LAND DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS WASTES - USE OF NUCLEAR TEST SITESMemo
 Description: Underground formations and cavities created by nuclear weapons testing may not be able to contain hazardous constituents without liners or covers.
 
01/01/1984POST-CLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS LOCATED IN A 100 YEAR FLOOD PLAINQuestion & Answer
 Description: The floodplain requirement under 264.18(b) applies even during post-closure of a surface impoundment. If dikes are lowered to reduce the height of a closure cap, the owner or operator must demonstrate that the design will be protective.
 
03/01/1983INTERIM STATUS FACILITY ADDING NEW UNITQuestion & Answer
 Description: If an existing facility can add a new unit under change in interim status, the unit is not subject to seismic standards in 264.18. The location standards in 264.18 apply to new facilities, not existing facilities.
 
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