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Title:APPLICABILITY OF THE DOMESTIC SEWAGE EXCLUSION
RCRA Online Number:14068
Date:03/10/1997
To:Warren
From:Bussard
Organization of Recipient:Drinker, Biddle, and Reath
Description: The domestic sewage exclusion extends to both listed and characteristic wastes which pass through sewer system to a publicly owned treatment works (POTW). Sewage is subject to CWA, and exempt from RCRA. Waste removed or leaked from a sewer line does not meet the conditions of the exemption. Releases from a sewage lines could be solid waste management units (SWMUs) or areas of contamination (AOCs). The definition of facility for corrective action is dependent on site-specific factors. Releases from SWMUs at permitted facilities are addressed under Sections 3004(u) or 3004(v) authority. Non-SWMU related releases, both within and beyond the facility boundary, are addressed under Section 3005(c)(3) omnibus permitting authority; releases at interim status facilities addressed under Section 3008(h) interim status corrective action orders. Domestic sewage is defined as untreated sanitary wastes that passes through a sewer system.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.4(a)(1), 264.101, 264.552, 270.32(b)(2) EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):3004(u); 3004(v); 3005(c)(3); 3008(h) Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Cleanup (RCRA); Corrective Action (RCRA); Enforcement (RCRA); Exclusions (RCRA); Identification of Hazardous Waste; Permits and Permitting; Treatment; TSDFs
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:5
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): 9442.1997(01)
Official OSW Policy:No

 

 
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