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New or updated "Memo/Letter", "Question and Answer", and "Publication" document types:
  • April 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14839)
  • January/ February / March 2014 RCRA Online update. 15 Updated Publications (51052, 51053, 51320, 51322, 51323, 51324, 51325, 51326, 51327, 51328, 51329, 51330, 51331, 51332, 51333)
  • January 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14838)
  • October / November / December 2013 RCRA Online update. 17 Updated Publications (50030, 50037, 50284, 50474, 50652, 50987, 50988, 50989, 50990, 51244, 51245, 51246, 51297, 51321, 51350, 51351, 51371)
  • November 2013 RCRA Online update. 1 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (11235)
  • July / August / September 2013 RCRA Online update. 7 New Publications (51432-51438), 17 Updated Publications (50049, 50052, 50435, 50518, 50542, 50614, 51056, 51215, 51217, 51265, 51275, 51369, 51370, 51375, 51379, 51380, 51426)
  • September 2013 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14837)
  • August 2013 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14836)
  • April / May / June 2013 RCRA Online update. 3 New Publications (51429, 51430, 51431)
  • January / February / March 2013 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14835), 1 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (11898), 2 New Publications (51427, 51428), 21 Updated Publications (50038, 50436, 50437, 50449, 50462, 50511, 50536, 50544, 50583, 50591, 50623, 50706, 50711, 50777, 50792, 50874, 50903, 50904, 50939, 50953, 51045),
  • October / November / December 2012 RCRA Online update, 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14833, 14834), 1 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (14830), 33 Updated Publications (50624, 50943, 51099, 51138, 51199, 51203, 51204, 51205, 51206, 51207, 51257, 51262, 51263, 51317, 51353, 51354, 51355, 51356, 51357, 51358, 51359, 51360, 51361, 51362, 51363, 51364, 51365, 51372, 51376, 51378, 51389, 51390, 51408),
  • July / August / September 2012 RCRA Online update, 9 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (11892, 11948, 11976, 12708, 13708, 13731, 13779, 14019, 14048), 8 Updated Publications (50034, 50574, 50575, 50606, 50618, 50654, 50670, 50772),
  • April / May / June 2012 RCRA Online update, 20 Updated Publications (50017, 50024, 50896, 50957, 50981, 51012, 51133, 51181, 51238, 51244, 51245, 51246, 51272, 51316, 51334, 51367, 51368, 51377, 51388, 51410), Updated the "Internet Location" for 231 Publications from "http://nepis.epa.gov/EPA/html/Pubs/pubtitle.htm" to "http://nepis.epa.gov/EPA/html/Pubs/pubtitle.html" )
  • April 2012 RCRA Online update, 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14831, 14832), 1 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (14778), 2 New Publications (51425, 51426), 4 Updated Publications (50580, 50593, 51021, 51091)
  • March 2012 RCRA Online update, 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14830), 2 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (11182, 12903, 14321)
  • February 2012 RCRA Online update, 1 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (13574)
  • January 2012 RCRA Online update, 2 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (13523, 14827)
  • December 2011 RCRA Online update, 4 New Publications (51421-51424), 3 Updated Publications (50010, 50100, 51015), 4 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (14826-14829)
  • November 2011 RCRA Online update, 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14825), 2 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (12979, 13432)
  • August 2011 RCRA Online update, 5 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14820-14824), No Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As.
  • July 2011 RCRA Online update, 2 New Publications (51419, 51420), No Updated Publications, 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14819)
  • June 2011 RCRA Online update, 8 New Publications (51411-51418), No Updated Publications, No New or Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As.
  • May 2011 RCRA Online update, 1 New Publications (51410), No Updated Publications, No New or Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As.
  • April 2011 RCRA Online update, No New Publications, 1 Updated Publications (51262), No New or Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As.
  • March 2011 RCRA Online update, No New Publications, 2 Updated Publications (51172, 51173), No New or Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As.
  • February 2011 RCRA Online update, 2 New Publications (51408-51409), 2 Updated Publications (51065, 51199), 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14818), No Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As.
  • January 2011 RCRA Online update, 4 New Publications (51404-51407), No Updated Publications, No New or Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As.

  • System Changes:
    • March 2005, Several issues were reported by users about the Full Text Search not performing as expected. As a result the database index was rebuilt and the search issues have been resolved.
    • September 2004, Redesigned the Advanced Search Page, removed unused fields, added an "OSW Policy?" field, added another value to the "Document Type" drop-down list, new value is "Question and Answer". Redesigned the Detail screens, removed several unused fields. Updated the "Regulatory Citation" field to display values as hyperlinks that link to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts or subparts found at the Access GPO website for e-CFR, Part 40, Chapter I (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html). Updated the "Statutory Citation" field to display values as hyperlinks that link to the specific public laws found at the Legal Information Institute web site (http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/ch82.html)
    • April 2003, New RCRA Online Trifold PDF File Published. Removed reference to the Fax On Demand system now that it is no longer used. Redesigned the Advanced Search Page to make it more user friendly.
    • Results of topic, full text and advanced searches will now include not only documents but publications and other outreach materials that have been developed and distributed by the Office of Solid Waste.

    The following is a list of Memos/Letters, Questions and Answers, and Publications from the most recent months update. Click on the 'Title' to view the details of the record.

    Document DateDocument TitleDocument Type
    09/01/2006GreenScapes Success Story: EPA Facilities Reduce Water Consumption and Meet GoalsPublication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses how innovative landscaping techniques at two EPA facilities are conserving water while helping the facilities meet federal environmental goals. The landscapes at the National Computer Center (NCC) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and EPA Region 8's laboratory in Golden, Colorado, are designed to reduce the need for irrigation by using water-efficient designs and native plants suited to local conditions.
     
    09/01/2006GreenScapes Success Story: Greenscaping From the Ground UpPublication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses Parrot Jungle Island's (PJI) environmentally sustainable landscaping project. The 18-acre park, located just south of Miami, Florida, completed an extensive four-year building plan, including elevation, vegetation, horticultural, irrigation, and cultivation changes. In the process, this GreenScapes Partner has shown that a holistic approach to landscape site development can be successful, cost-effective, and environmentally sound.
     
    09/01/2006GreenScapes Success Story: A Greener GreenPublication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses the use of “green” methods to maintain the grass on the golf course at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois. Instead of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, the club uses a 50-50 mix of nutrient-rich biosolids from the Chicago Metropolitan Sanitary Sewer District and compost made from yard waste to keep the greens healthy and aesthetically pleasing.
     
    09/01/2006GreenScapes Success Story: Adding Green to Queens Botanical GardenPublication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses how the Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) merged new technology with natural elements to reduce the environmental footprint of its newest buildings. QBG's award-winning building design incorporates components like a green roof, composting toilets, and a rainwater harvest system to lessen the impact of its construction and operations.
     
    08/01/2005GreenScapes Success Story: Benefits of Native LandscapingPublication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses the native landscaping installed by WinterCreek Restoration at the Century Park retail complex in central Oregon, which never needs fertilizer, pesticides, extensive watering, or mowing.
     
    08/01/2005GreenScapes Success Story: Improving Highway Safety Through Erosion ControlPublication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses the use of organic and environmentally friendly compost-based erosion control techniques to address blowing sand from a steep sandy slope next to Interstate 84 in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, a problem that reduced visibility and created dangerous driving conditions that could shut down a stretch of the Interstate. Using an ""erosion blend"" compost from Utah-based Miller Companies, LC, GreenCover America's compost blankets and berms aim to control erosion through complete and rapid revegetation.
     
    07/01/2003GreenScapes Success Story: Golden CompostPublication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), which runs one of the most advanced, widespread compost-use programs in the United States and has conducted more than 20 demonstrations across the state proving the benefits of compost.
     
    07/01/2003GreenScapes Success Story: These Tires Were Made for Walkin’Publication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses how Los Angeles County, California, has recently discovered the beauty and utility of old tires. Plagued by 10 million waste tires a year, the county has successfully saved landfill space by recycling tire rubber into pathways, playground surfaces, and flooring tile throughout its district.
     
    07/01/2003GreenScapes Success Story: Compost as Cure-AllPublication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses compost's newest application as erosion control by Filtrexx International, LLC. In addition to using compost as a soil amendment, pollution filter, and disease control, the company’s full-time business is using compost to prevent erosion along highways, at construction sites, and other transportation and building locations.
     
    07/01/2003GreenScapes Success Story: Parks Abound with Plastic LumberPublication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses how two Midwest state parks have discovered the long-term benefits of recycled plastic lumber as a construction material. In Indiana and Minnesota, structures made from recycled milk jugs are proving to be an environmentally preferable - and economic - alternative to wood products.
     
    07/01/2003GreenScapes Success Story: Abandoned Plastics Find a Home!Publication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses Agri-Plas, Inc., the only agricultural plastic recycling center in the nation that collects all types of plastic.
     
    07/01/2003GreenScapes Success Story: New Jersey's Milk Jug BridgePublication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses the first bridge made entirely from recycled plastic, which was constructed over the Mullica River in Wharton State Park, New Jersey.
     
    07/01/2003GreenScapes Success Story: Not Your Typical Compost FeedstockPublication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses the decision of Aspen Skiing Company to take down two buildings using deconstruction rather than demolition. By deconstructing, the company took the buildings apart and removed useable items, an alternative to sending all of their construction and demolition waste to a landfill that saved the company more than $42,000 in avoided disposal costs.
     
    07/01/2003GreenScapes Success Story: Recycled Rubber Raises the RoadPublication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses construction of the new Mud Pond Inlet Bridge by the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) by building with waste. To support the roadbed, the design team called for nearly 170,000 previously used shredded tires—20 percent of the waste tires generated in Maine in a year—along with geotextiles, a synthetic material that allows the exchange of water and air. The designers also incorporated old bridge railings and roadside guard rails from an ongoing highway bridge rehabilitation project rather than using new metal.
     
    07/01/2003GreenScapes Success Story: Bobsledding on BottlesPublication
    Description: This GreenScapes Success Story discusses the use of one million milk jugs and detergent bottles to make new and improved platforms for bobsled, luge, and skeleton racing at the site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, in the first application of recycled plastic lumber specifically designed for a commercial structure.
     
    04/01/2014APPLICABLE RCRA REGULATIONS FOR RECYCLING CATHODE RAY TUBE (CRT) GLASSMemo
    Description: The regulations at 261.4(a)(22) and 261.39 would apply to the recycling of used cathode ray tubes (CRTs), both intact and broken. The exclusion at 261.39(c) only applies to processed CRT glass sent for recycling to a CRT glass manufacturer or a lead smelter; the provision would not apply to a mechanical process used to recycle CRT glass into lead and silica sand. The generator of the hazardous CRT glass may recycle the glass in an on-site hazardous waste generator accumulation unit without a hazardous waste permit, provided they are in compliance with the applicable requirements in 262.34 and the treatment is not thermal treatment. If the lead or silica were applied to or placed on the land or used in foundations or other land placement activities, EPA would consider it to be a recycled material used in a manner constituting disposal and subject to the regulations in Part 266, Subpart C. These regulations require that the product of the recycling meet the applicable land disposal restriction (LDR) treatment standards in Part 268, Subpart D prior to placing the material on the land. Under RCRA, all recycling must meet the criteria for legitimate recycling.
     


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