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Title:REGULATORY STATUS OF BURNING SULFUR-CONTAINING SECONDARY MATERIALS TO PRODUCE VIRGIN SULFURIC ACID
RCRA Online Number:14086
Date:05/23/1997
To:Clay
From:Cotsworth
Organization of Recipient:Don Clay Associates
Description: The heating value of sulfur-containing material inserted in a sulfuric acid regeneration furnace determines if the activity is burning for energy recovery or reclamation. Materials with a heating value greater than 5000 Btu/lb are generally considered to be burned as a fuel rather than for metals recovery or as an ingredient. 5000 Btu/lb is not a regulatory threshold for the purposes of the definition of solid waste, but there is a strong presumption that secondary materials above 5000 Btu are burned for energy recovery and therefore are solid wastes (e.g., as in the case of characteristic by-products recycled by being burned). The section 261.4(a)(7) exclusion applies only to spent sulfuric acid and does not include other sulfur-containing materials.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.2(c)(2), 261.2(c)(3), 261.2(e), 261.4(a)(7), 266.103(a) EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Boilers; Burning; Combustion of Hazardous Waste; Exclusions (RCRA); Hazardous Waste; Hazardous Waste Recycling; Industrial Furnaces; Treatment
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:2
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): 9494.1997(01)
Official OSW Policy:Yes

 

 
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