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Title:HOW IGNITABLE SOLIDS AND SOLVENT CONTAMINATED RAGS OR SHOP TOWELS FIT INTO D001 CHARACTERISTIC OF IGNITABILITY
RCRA Online Number:14285
Date:05/22/1997
To:Nebrich
From:Bussard
Organization of Recipient:Waste Technology Services, Inc.
Description: Solvent contaminated rags and towels may be hazardous waste if they exhibit a hazardous waste characteristic. EPA recommends that states or regional offices make such determinations on a site-specific basis. EPA does not currently have a method to determine the ignitability of solids (SUPERSEDED: Method 1030 introduced in 62 FR 32451; 6/13/97). In determining the ignitability of rags, consider the type and amount of solvent used, the type and number of rags used, and how the rags are stored. Solvent contaminated rags with no free liquids are still capable of exhibiting the ignitability characteristic (D001). Rags placed in a container can force free liquid into the bottom of the container through force of gravity. Rags placed in an environment with oxygen present may meet criteria in 261.21(a)(2).
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.21(a)(1), 261.21(a)(2) EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Characteristic Wastes; Identification of Hazardous Waste; Test Methods
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:4
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): 9443.1997(02)
Official OSW Policy:No

 

 
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