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Title:CLARIFICATION: IS A FACILITY THAT HAS A ""PRIMARY PURPOSE"" OF BURNING HAZARDOUS WASTE FOR DESTRUCTION SUBJECT TO RCRA REGULATIONS?
RCRA Online Number:13687
Date:07/21/1994
To:Herman
From:Nelson
Organization of Recipient:EPA
Description: Solid waste includes materials that are abandoned by being burned or incinerated. Discusses the history of the incinerator and BIF rules. The BIF rules apply even to BIFs burning hazardous waste (HW) for destruction. A facility with the “primary purpose” of burning HW for destruction is an incinerator. A test to determine whether a device is a BIF is in definition at Section 260.10. The revenue of a facility for treatment versus recycling is not sole factor in identifying the unit, but is factor in determining whether the activity is destruction, or legitimate or sham recycling. Delisting is not a prerequisite to use the Section 266.20 use in manner constituting disposal exemption. Section 266.20 only applies to to legitimate products derived from hazardous waste, not to hazardous waste residues that are merely claimed to be products. HSWA requires that facilities should conduct proper hazardous waste management in order to protect the environment and to achieve the ultimate goals of waste minimization and the reduction of land disposal.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 260.10, 260.20, 261.2(c)(2), 261.3(c)(2), 266.20, 266.100 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Boilers; Burning; Combustion of Hazardous Waste; Hazardous Waste; Hazardous Waste Recycling; Incineration; Industrial Furnaces; Treatment; Delisting Petitions; Disposal; EPA Forms; Petitions
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:5
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): 9498.1994(07)
Official OSW Policy:No

 

 
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