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What's New in RCRA Online

New or updated "Memo/Letter", "Question and Answer", and "Publication" document types:
  • January / February / March 2015 RCRA Online update. 5 new Publications (51446 - 51450), 2 Updated Publications (51249, 51438)
  • February 2015 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14848), 2 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (12046, 12236)
  • October / November / December 2014 RCRA Online update. 4 new Publications (51442 - 51445), No Updated Publications
  • November 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14847)
  • October 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14846)
  • July / August / September 2014 RCRA Online update. 2 new Publications (51440, 51441), No Updated Publications
  • September 2014 RCRA Online update. 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14844, 14845)
  • April / May / June 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 new Publication (51439), 1 Updated Publication (51264)
  • June 2014 RCRA Online update. 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14842, 14843)
  • May 2014 RCRA Online update. 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14840, 14841)
  • April 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14839)
  • January / February / March 2014 RCRA Online update. 15 Updated Publications (51052, 51053, 51320, 51322, 51323, 51324, 51325, 51326, 51327, 51328, 51329, 51330, 51331, 51332, 51333)
  • January 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14838)
  • October / November / December 2013 RCRA Online update. 17 Updated Publications (50030, 50037, 50284, 50474, 50652, 50987, 50988, 50989, 50990, 51244, 51245, 51246, 51297, 51321, 51350, 51351, 51371)
  • November 2013 RCRA Online update. 1 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (11235)
  • July / August / September 2013 RCRA Online update. 7 New Publications (51432-51438), 17 Updated Publications (50049, 50052, 50435, 50518, 50542, 50614, 51056, 51215, 51217, 51265, 51275, 51369, 51370, 51375, 51379, 51380, 51426)
  • September 2013 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14837)
  • August 2013 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14836)
  • April / May / June 2013 RCRA Online update. 3 New Publications (51429, 51430, 51431)
  • January / February / March 2013 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14835), 1 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (11898), 2 New Publications (51427, 51428), 21 Updated Publications (50038, 50436, 50437, 50449, 50462, 50511, 50536, 50544, 50583, 50591, 50623, 50706, 50711, 50777, 50792, 50874, 50903, 50904, 50939, 50953, 51045),
  • October / November / December 2012 RCRA Online update, 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14833, 14834), 1 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (14830), 33 Updated Publications (50624, 50943, 51099, 51138, 51199, 51203, 51204, 51205, 51206, 51207, 51257, 51262, 51263, 51317, 51353, 51354, 51355, 51356, 51357, 51358, 51359, 51360, 51361, 51362, 51363, 51364, 51365, 51372, 51376, 51378, 51389, 51390, 51408),
  • July / August / September 2012 RCRA Online update, 9 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (11892, 11948, 11976, 12708, 13708, 13731, 13779, 14019, 14048), 8 Updated Publications (50034, 50574, 50575, 50606, 50618, 50654, 50670, 50772),

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    • March 2005, Several issues were reported by users about the Full Text Search not performing as expected. As a result the database index was rebuilt and the search issues have been resolved.
    • September 2004, Redesigned the Advanced Search Page, removed unused fields, added an "OSW Policy?" field, added another value to the "Document Type" drop-down list, new value is "Question and Answer". Redesigned the Detail screens, removed several unused fields. Updated the "Regulatory Citation" field to display values as hyperlinks that link to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts or subparts found at the Access GPO website for e-CFR, Part 40, Chapter I (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html). Updated the "Statutory Citation" field to display values as hyperlinks that link to the specific public laws found at the Legal Information Institute web site (http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/ch82.html)
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    • Results of topic, full text and advanced searches will now include not only documents but publications and other outreach materials that have been developed and distributed by the Office of Solid Waste.

    The following is a list of Memos/Letters, Questions and Answers, and Publications from the most recent months update. Click on the 'Title' to view the details of the record.

    Document DateDocument TitleDocument Type
    12/23/2014DETERMINING WHETHER STATE HAZARDOUS WASTE REQUIREMENTS ARE MORE STRINGENT OR BROADER IN SCOPE THAN THE FEDERAL RCRA PROGRAMMemo
    Description: State provisions that EPA determines are more stringent are part of the federally authorized program and are federally enforceable, while state provisions that EPA determines are broader in scope are not part of the federally authorized program and thus are not federally enforceable. In determining whether a particular state provision is more stringent or broader in scope, two questions should be answered sequentially: 1.) Does imposition of the particular state requirement increase the size of the regulated community or universe of wastes beyond what is covered by the federal program through either directly enforceable (i.e., independent) requirements or certain conditions for exclusion? 2.) Does the particular state requirement under review have a counterpart in the federal regulatory program?
     
    12/01/2014Fact Sheet: 2014 DSW Final RulePublication
    Description: This fact sheet discusses the Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) Final Rule signed in December 2014 and published on January 13, 2015, which finalized new safeguards that promote responsible hazardous secondary materials recycling. The final rule modifies the EPA's 2008 DSW rule to ensure it protects human health and the environment from the mismanagement of hazardous secondary materials intended for recycling, while promoting sustainability through the encouragement of safe and environmentally responsible recycling of such materials.
     
    08/01/2013Case Study: Hannaford Supermarkets Move Towards Zero WastePublication
    Description: This case study discusses Hannaford Supermarkets' Moving Towards Zero Waste Pilot Program in 2011, which succeeded in increasing recycling rates and decreasing wasted food at eleven stores in Maine.
     
    08/01/2013Case Study: Food Recovery Network - Fighting Food Waste and HungerPublication
    Description: This case study discusses the Food Recovery Network (FRN), which unites students from colleges and universities nationwide to fight food waste and hunger by recovering surplus perishable foods from their campuses and donating it to people in need.
     
    08/01/2013Case Study: New Seasons Market - Feeding the Soil and those in NeedPublication
    Description: This case study discusses New Seasons Market, a locally owned and operated grocery with 12 stores in Portland, Oregon, that actively recycles and composts with the help of Portland Composts!, a city sustainability initiative.
     
    03/15/1986Guidance Manual on the RCRA Regulation of Recycled Hazardous WastesPublication
    Description: This document provides guidance to state and EPA regional personnel who must determine which materials, when recycled, are solid and hazardous wastes. In addition, persons who recycle materials or generate materials that are recycled may use this manual to determine which regulations apply to them. Guidance is primarily provided in the form of examples illustrating application of the regulations to actual recycling practices.
     
    03/01/2014A Guide to Conducting and Analyzing a Food Waste AssessmentPublication
    Description: This document discusses how to perform a food waste assessment, the first step towards reducing wasted food. A food waste assessment will identify what is actually being thrown away, allowing an organization to cut down on disposal costs, reduce over purchasing and labor costs, reduce water and energy use associated with food production, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
     
    02/01/2012Putting Surplus Food to Good UsePublication
    Description: This document provides a how-to guide for food service providers to start a food waste reduction and recovery program at their facilities. Food service providers can improve the environment and provide benefits to communities by reducing, reusing, and recycling uneaten or unused food rather than throwing it away.
     


    If you want more information on the RCRA program, please visit the Office of Solid Waste Contact us page. This page provides, among others, links to EPA's Regional Offices, State environmental offices and the RCRA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) database.

 

 
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