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Title:COAL REFUSE FROM LEGACY PILES AND THE LEGITIMACY CRITERION FOR CONTAMINANTS WHEN COMPARED TO VIRGIN COAL
RCRA Online Number:14824
Date:08/15/2011
To:McNelly
From:Rudzinski
Organization of Recipient:ARIPPA
Description: Currently generated coal refuse is an alternative traditional fuel. Coal refuse from legacy piles has been discarded and is a solid waste unless sufficiently processed into a new legitimate fuel product. Coal refuse reclaimed from legacy piles is processed no differently than the manner in which raw material coal (or currently generated coal refuse) is processed into fuels today and therefore meets the definition of “processing”. The comparison of contaminant levels may be made to any traditional fuel(s) that can be or is burned in a particular unit (SEE ALSO 76 FR 15552). Because currently generated coal refuse is a traditional fuel, the final rule allows currently generated coal refuse to be used as the traditional fuel benchmark when comparing contaminant levels with coal refuse found in legacy piles. Since legacy coal refuse is processed in the same manner as currently-generated coal refuse in order to meet the same fuel specifications, legacy coal refuse would contain any potential contaminants “at levels that are comparable to or lower than coal refuse that is currently generated” (SEE ALSO 76 FR 15510). Thus, coal refuse from legacy piles that is processed and managed in the same manner as currently generated coal refuse satisfies the contaminant legitimacy criterion.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 241.2, 241.3(d)(1) 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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