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What's New in RCRA Online

New or updated "Memo/Letter", "Question and Answer", and "Publication" document types:
  • July 2015 RCRA Online update. 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14850, 14851)
  • April / May / June 2015 RCRA Online update. 3 new Publications (51451-51453)
  • June 2015 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14849)
  • 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),

  • System Changes:
    • 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)
    • April 2003, New RCRA Online Trifold PDF File Published. Removed reference to the Fax On Demand system now that it is no longer used. Redesigned the Advanced Search Page to make it more user friendly.
    • 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
    06/01/2015Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: 2013 Fact SheetPublication
    Description: This fact sheet provides data on municipal solid waste (MSW) generation, recycling, and disposal, with an emphasis of the importance of sustainable materials management (SMM). This fact sheet summarizes information contained in the full report, Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures 2013 (EPA530-R-15-002).
     
    06/01/2015Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures 2013Publication
    Description: This document provides data on municipal solid waste (MSW) generation, recycling, and disposal. Previously named ""Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling, and Disposal in the United States: Facts and Figures,"" the report's new name emphasizes the importance of sustainable materials management (SMM). SMM refers to the use and reuse of materials in the most productive and sustainable way across their entire life cycle, in order to conserve resources, reduce waste, slow climate change, and minimize the environmental impacts of the use of materials. New this year is additional information on source reduction (waste prevention) of MSW, information on historical tipping fees for MSW, and information on construction and demolition debris generation.
     
    05/08/2015APPLICABILITY OF RCRA REGULATIONS TO NICOTINE RECLAMATION PROCESSMemo
    Description: Nicotine-containing gums, lozenges, patches, and e-cigarettes are considered acute hazardous waste under the RCRA regulations at 40 CFR 261.33(e) for nicotine and salts (EPA waste code P075) and thus may be subject to hazardous waste regulation when discarded. EPA has concluded that, provided the nicotine-containing products are being legitimately recycled according to 260.43, the nicotine-containing products would not be considered solid waste and thus are not subject to RCRA hazardous waste regulation when sent for nicotine reclamation. This memorandum also discusses the regulatory status of waste streams generated from the reclamation process, including batteries from e-cigarettes, recycling process water, gum residue, and patch fabric.
     
    05/08/2015HAZARDOUS WASTE STATUS OF E-CIGARETTES UNDER RCRAMemo
    Description: Nicotine is a commercial chemical product listed in 40 CFR 261.33(e) and is an acute hazardous waste (EPA waste code P075) when disposed. EPA has concluded that nicotine is the sole active ingredient of the e-liquid in e-cigarettes and thus a commercial chemical product, e-cigarettes are not manufactured articles, and e-cigarette cartridges are considered containers of nicotine. Therefore, e-cigarettes may be regulated as acute hazardous waste P075 when disposed. If the nicotine e-liquid is legitimately recycled, it is not considered a solid waste under 261.2 because it is considered a commercial chemical product, and therefore it is not subject to hazardous waste regulation. E-cigarettes that are disposed of by consumers at their residences are considered exempt household hazardous waste under 261.4(b)(1) and are not subject to regulation as hazardous waste under the federal RCRA regulations.
     
    04/01/2015Waste Analysis at Facilities That Generate, Treat, Store, and Dispose of Hazardous Wastes - Final; A Guidance ManualPublication
    Description: The purpose of this guidance manual is to discuss how a person can perform waste analyses and develop waste analysis plans (WAPs) in accordance with the federal hazardous waste regulations of RCRA, codified at 40 CFR Parts 260 through 279. The primary audiences for this manual are hazardous waste generators and owner or operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). This manual can also provide guidance in the development of used oil processor or re-refiner analysis plans under Part 279. In addition, the manual can be helpful to federal and state permit writers in evaluating WAPs and inspectors/enforcement personnel in determining whether a facility is in compliance with its WAP requirements.
     


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