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Title:BUBBLER CANISTERS CONTAINING PHOSPHOROUS OXYCHLORIDE ARE NOT WASTE WHEN RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES FROM JAPAN FOR REGENERATION
RCRA Online Number:13722
Date:12/16/1994
To:Morishita
From:Bussard
Organization of Recipient:Japan Environmental Agency
Description: Bubbler canisters containing unused phosphorous oxychloride is a commercial chemical product (CCP) when reclaimed and not solid waste. A partially empty bubbler canister which is recharged by adding new phosphorous oxychloride to residual phosphorous oxychloride left in the bubbler is continued use of a product, not waste. The bubbler canister is not subject to OECD provisions when imported into U.S. for reclamation, because the bubbler canister is not subject to U.S. laws and regulations. Phosphorous oxychloride is highly corrosive and reacts violently with water, and therefore could be a reactive or corrosive characteristic hazardous waste if it is a solid waste. It is inappropriate to discharge untreated phosphorous oxychloride to a wastewater treatment system or to land dispose. Phosphorous oxychloride is hazardous reactive (D003) and possibly corrosive (D002) when discarded. Phosphorous oxychloride can be destroyed through the addition of a sodium hydroxide solution.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.2(c)(3), 261.22, 261.23(a)(2), 262.60, 268.40 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Characteristic Wastes; Corrosive Wastes; Disposal; Generators; Hazardous Waste; Hazardous Waste Recycling; Imports; Large Quantity Generators (LQG); Reactive Wastes; Treatment
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:4
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): 9456.1994(01)
Official OSW Policy:No

 

 
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