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Title:TOTAL WASTE ANALYSIS ON POTW BIOSOLIDS AND CERCLA LIABILITY
RCRA Online Number:14533
Date:05/25/2000
To:Norwood
From:Shapiro
Organization of Recipient:U.S. House of Representatives
Description: Generator must determine if waste exhibits toxicity characteristic (TC) by testing or applying knowledge. Using total constituent concentrations in waste is one type of generator knowledge. EPA does not presume waste is TC hazardous if 1/20th the total constituent concentrations in waste exceed TC regulation levels. RCRA Online letters do not constitute EPA policy. Domestic sewage exclusion would not exonerate sewage generators from potential liability under CERCLA 107(a)(3) if the generators’ discharges include CERCLA hazardous substances. A generator may be shielded from liability due to federally permitted release statutory provisions in CERCLA 107(j). Placement of biosolids on land may constitute normal application of fertilizer in CERCLA 101(22)(D) and exempt the generator from liability;. To evaluate normal application of fertilizer, EPA would consider, among other things, compliance with Clean Water Act 405(d) and application rates.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.4(a)(1), 261.24, 262.11(c) EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Characteristic Wastes; Exclusions (RCRA); Generators; Hazardous Waste; Identification of Hazardous Waste; Test Methods; Toxicity Characteristic
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:9
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:Yes

 

 
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