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Title:GUIDANCE FOR GENERATORS DISPOSING OF FULLY-DISCHARGED LITHIUM SULFUR DIOXIDE BATTERIES
RCRA Online Number:14756
Date:06/08/2006
To:Kamely
From:Hale
Organization of Recipient:Department of the Army
Description: A fully discharged lithium sulfur dioxide battery would have zero volts and would be unlikely to exhibit the reactivity characteristic. Lithium sulfur dioxide batteries that have been discharged using a Complete Discharge Device (CDD) to a voltage of one volt per cell or less are unlikely to be reactive. Discharge of batteries to remove the electric charge is an acceptable waste management practice under the universal waste rule. Batteries are considered hazardous waste at the time of removal from service. Generators, transporters, and consolidation points managing universal waste are required to comply with the land disposal restrictions (LDR). If lithium sulfur dioxide batteries are reasonably expected to contain underlying hazardous constituents (UHCs) above its universal treatment standard (UTS) level, the UHC must be treated to the UTS level before land disposal. Once batteries have been discharged and are no longer characteristic hazardous waste, it is not necessary to treat UHCs at a RCRA-permitted facility. Decharacterized universal waste meeting LDR requirements, including applicable UTS for UHCs, can be managed as nonhazardous waste and may be sent to a municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF).
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.23, 262.11, 268.40, 268.48, 273.13, 273.33 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s): Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Batteries; Land Disposal Restrictions; Reactive Wastes; Treatment; Universal Waste
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:3
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:Yes

 

 
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