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Title:REGULATION OF FERTILIZERS MADE FROM RECYCLED HAZARDOUS WASTE
RCRA Online Number:14658
Date:03/21/2003
To:Edwards
From:Horinko
Organization of Recipient:NA
Description: Small amounts of contaminants in fertilizers pose a very low risk to human health and the environment. Sham recycling of hazardous waste in fertilizers is illegal and not widespread. The RCRA regulations regarding the legitimate use of hazardous waste in fertilizers were recently updated and strengthened (SEE ALSO: 67 FR 48393; 7/24/02). These regulations ensure that clean, high quality fertilizers are made from recycled hazardous waste by requiring initial processing of harmful contaminants. Fertilizers made from recycled hazardous waste account for one tenth of one percent of the total fertilizer market. RCRA only regulates fertilizers derived from hazardous waste. States may have requirements for all types of fertilizers that are produced.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.2, 261.4(a)(20), 266.20 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Hazardous Waste Recycling
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:2
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:No

 

 
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