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Title:INTERPRETATION OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER DISCHARGE EXCLUSION FROM THE DEFINITION OF SOLID WASTE
RCRA Online Number:11895
Date:02/17/1995
To:Directors, Regions 1-10
From:Shapiro
Organization of Recipient:EPA
Description: The NPDES exclusion applies at the outfall pipe, but not upstream. The exclusion applies when a direct hydrologic connection exists between the point source and surface water. Therefore, hazardous waste leachate or wastewater which travels from hazardous waste management units into groundwater and then into a river are not exempt. Hazardous waste discharged into surface waters from a point source are exempt from RCRA if they have a NPDES permit or should have a NPDES permit (i.e., are subject to CWA). Facilities that should have a NPDES permit but do not are violating CWA, not RCRA Subtitle C.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.4(a)(2) EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Exclusions (RCRA); Hazardous Waste; Permits and Permitting
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:3
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): 9441.1995(05)
Official OSW Policy:No

 

 
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