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Title:CLARIFICATION OF THE REGULATORY STATUS OF WASTES GENERATED AT THE UNOCAL/MOLYCORP MOUNTAIN PASS RARE EARTH FACILITY
RCRA Online Number:14205
Date:06/19/1998
To:Umeda
From:Hale
Organization of Recipient:County of San Bernardino
Description: In the 9/1/89 Federal Register (54 FR 36592), EPA briefly mentioned waste from the lanthanides sector as including wastes from beneficiation operations (covered by the Bevill exclusion for mining and mineral processing wastes). Those statements did not constitute a definitive finding on the application of the regulations to each wastestream. Wastes generated after the “second leach step” are mineral processing wastes and regulated if they exhibit a characteristic. Letters expressing the Agency's opinion do not have the force or effect of law and are not legally binding on private parties. Letters would constitute evidence of the Agency's interpretation during any judicial enforcement action.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.4(b)(7) EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Bevill Amendment; Mining Waste; Special Wastes
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:2
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:Yes

 

 
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