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Title:ACETONE AND METHANOL CONTAMINATED WASHWATERS
RCRA Online Number:11447
Date:07/21/1989
To:Schiffman
From:Barnes
Organization of Recipient:New Jersey DEP
Description: When toluene is used as solvent in a production process and then recovered, trace quantities of toluene found in facility's washwaters are not normally F-listed spent solvents and do not render all facility wastewaters and sludges hazardous via the mixture rule. Using pure methanol and acetone as a drying agent to extract water from a product is solvent use, and resulting wastes are F003. If a product contains only F003 solvents before use, wastes from solvent use are F003. F003 that is nonignitable when generated is still F003 until mixed with solid waste and qualifies for 261.3(a)(2)(iii) mixture rule exemption (SEE ALSO: 66 FR 27266; 5/16/01). If a tanker truck holding P- and U-listed hazardous waste is rendered empty according to 261.7 (contents removed using "reasonable" means and less than one inch or 0.3% of tanker volume remains), water from subsequent rinsing is not regulated, even if it contains traces of P- or U-listed chemicals.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.3(a)(2), 261.7, 261.31 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):F-wastes; Hazardous Waste; Industrial Wastes; Solvents; Containers; Storage; Tanks
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:4
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): 9444.1989(05)
Official OSW Policy:Yes

 

 
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