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Title:APPLICATION OF BOTTOM ASH ON ROADS IN WINTER AS A TRACTION AGENT
RCRA Online Number:14792
Date:07/03/2008
To:Higgins
From:Bodine
Organization of Recipient:United States House of Representatives
Description: EPA has determined that bottom ash from the combustion of fossil fuels does not warrant regulation as hazardous waste pursuant to RCRA (see 65 FR 32213; May 22,2000). Carbon in the bottom ash or unburned pulverized coal that was not oxidized during the combustion process is simply part of the bottom ash, and therefore is also exempt from the hazardous waste requirements. There are no significant amounts of organic compounds which can be subject to degradation, and therefore bottom ash and unburned pulverized coal are not biodegradable. There is no Federal requirement to separate the carbon content of bottom ash. There are studies that estimate the data on polychlorinated phenolics (PCPs) and the ratio of ratio of unburned carbon in bottom ash. EPA is not aware of a corrosion rating system for materials used on roads.
Regulatory Citation(s) : NA EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Combustion
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:2
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:No

 

 
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