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Title:CLASSIFICATION AND DISPOSAL OF UNUSED FLAMELESS RATION HEATERS
RCRA Online Number:14567
Date:05/20/1999
To:Levigne
From:Tonetti
Organization of Recipient:Headquarters, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Command
Description: Unused Flameless Ration Heaters (FRH) for the Army’s Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) may be a reactive (D003) hazardous waste when disposed. The Department of the Army (DOA) has developed several management options for FRHs including reuse, incineration, and/or treatment and disposal. Products that have not been used, and which are to be used for their original purpose, are generally not wastes under RCRA. Unused commercial chemical products (CCPs) being reclaimed are not regulated as wastes. FRHs may be reacted with water and then disposed of as ordinary wastes if treatment is conducted in accordance with applicable requirements and if land disposal restrictions (LDR) requirements are met before land disposal. Some states may have more stringent requirements. The disposal of spent FRH materials, following normal use to heat a MRE, is not disposal of a hazardous waste.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.2(c)(3), 261.23(a)(2), 261.23(a)(3), 262.34, 268.40, 268.48 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Disposal; Identification of Hazardous Waste; Land Disposal Restrictions; Reactive Wastes; State Programs (RCRA); Treatment
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:4
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:No

 

 
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