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What's New in RCRA Online

New or updated "Memo/Letter", "Question and Answer", and "Publication" document types:
  • February 2015 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14848), 2 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (12046, 12236)
  • October / November / December 2014 RCRA Online update. 4 new Publications (51442 - 51445), No Updated Publications
  • November 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14847)
  • October 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14846)
  • July / August / September 2014 RCRA Online update. 2 new Publications (51440, 51441), No Updated Publications
  • September 2014 RCRA Online update. 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14844, 14845)
  • April / May / June 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 new Publication (51439), 1 Updated Publication (51264)
  • June 2014 RCRA Online update. 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14842, 14843)
  • May 2014 RCRA Online update. 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14840, 14841)
  • 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),

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    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
    12/23/2014DETERMINING WHETHER STATE HAZARDOUS WASTE REQUIREMENTS ARE MORE STRINGENT OR BROADER IN SCOPE THAN THE FEDERAL RCRA PROGRAMMemo
    Description: State provisions that EPA determines are more stringent are part of the federally authorized program and are federally enforceable, while state provisions that EPA determines are broader in scope are not part of the federally authorized program and thus are not federally enforceable. In determining whether a particular state provision is more stringent or broader in scope, two questions should be answered sequentially: 1.) Does imposition of the particular state requirement increase the size of the regulated community or universe of wastes beyond what is covered by the federal program through either directly enforceable (i.e., independent) requirements or certain conditions for exclusion? 2.) Does the particular state requirement under review have a counterpart in the federal regulatory program?
     
    05/21/1984DETERMINING WHETHER STATE HAZARDOUS WASTE REQ. ARE BROADER OR MORE STRINGENT THAN THE FEDERAL RCRA PROGRAMMemo
    Description: State requirements that are broader in scope than the federal program include those that increase the size of the regulated community or those that do not have a direct federal counterpart. EPA can enforce state requirements that are either equivalent or more stringent (NOTE: This memorandum is superseded by the December 23, 2014, memorandum, “Determining Whether State Hazardous Waste Requirements are More Stringent or Broader in Scope than the Federal RCRA Program” (RO 14848)).
     
    05/17/1982EPA ENFORCEMENT OF RCRA-AUTHORIZED STATE HAZARDOUS WASTE LAWS AND REGULATIONSMemo
    Description: EPA may overfile in authorized states, but must notify the state. Federally enforceable requirements include those state regulations that are more stringent (have counterpart in federal program) but not those that are broader in scope (have no counterpart) than the federal program (discusses each). In an authorized state, only state laws are in effect, and only state laws may be enforced by EPA (7003, 3013 excepted). EPA cannot enforce new federal regulations in authorized states until the state adopts them. Discusses procedures to be followed when overfiling. EPA is not bound by state law when taking action under 7003 or 3013 in authorized states (NOTE: Part 2.A of this memorandum is superseded by the December 23, 2014, memorandum, “Determining Whether State Hazardous Waste Requirements are More Stringent or Broader in Scope than the Federal RCRA Program” (RO 14848))
     


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