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Full Document:
Title:INTERPRETATION OF “CONTAINED GASEOUS MATERIAL” AND REGULATION OF LANDFILL GAS
RCRA Online Number:14823
Date:08/05/2011
To:Briggum
From:Rudzinski
Organization of Recipient:Waste Management
Description: The Response to Comments Document for the Identification of Non-Hazardous Materials that are Solid Waste (February 2011) does not change any previous EPA positions on what constitutes a “contained gaseous material” for purposes of defining the term “solid waste”. The Agency is not changing any of its previous statements and interpretations concerning landfill gas. In the Response to Comments Documents for the Identification of Non-Hazardous Materials that are Solid Waste (February 2011), the Agency disagrees that landfill gas or sewage digester gas are traditional fuels. They may be considered commodity fuels that have been processed from waste materials, but they would have to meet all the requirements necessary to be considered a processed commodity fuel. Landfill gas is processed (filtered, dewatered, and compressed) before it can be used. For certain uses, landfill gas must be even further processed before it is used as a fuel.
Regulatory Citation(s) : NA EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Waste Determinations for Combusted Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:2
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:Yes

 

 
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