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Title:WASTE DETERMINIATION FOR OIL FILTER FLUFF THAT IS BURNED IN COMBUSTION UNITS
RCRA Online Number:14821
Date:06/30/2011
To:Highsmith
From:Berlow
Organization of Recipient:Trendgreen Associates LC
Description: Processing is defined as operations that transform discarded NHSM into a non-waste fuel or non-waste ingredient, including operations necessary to: remove or destroy contaminants; significantly improve the fuel characteristics; chemically improve the as-fired energy content; or improve the ingredient characteristics. Minimal operations that result in modifying the size of the material by shredding do not constitute processing for purposes of the definition. Legitimacy criteria for fuels includes: 1) management of the material as valuable commodity based on the following factors -- storage prior to use must not exceed reasonable time frames and management of the material must be in a manner consistent with an analogous fuel, or where there is no analogous fuel, adequately contained to prevent releases to the environment; 2) the material must have meaningful heating value and be used as fuel in a combustion unit that recovers energy; and 3) the material must contain contaminants at levels comparable to or less than those in traditional fuels which the combustion unit is designed to burn. Facilities receiving the material must also manage it as a valuable commodity for the material to remain a non-waste fuel. 5000 BTU/pound was established as a general guideline for meaningful heating value.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 241.2, 241.3(b)(4), 241.3(d)(1) EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Waste Determinations for Combusted Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:4
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:Yes

 

 
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