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RCRA Online Number:13135
To:Wagoner, Region 7
Organization of Recipient:EPA
Description: EPA recognizes the inconsistencies between the tank and container closure requirements and plans to revise Subpart I to ensure consistency. The 3/19/87 clean closure guidance (52 FR 8704) should be applied to closure by the removal of wastes from any RCRA unit. EPA plans to allow interim status and permitted landfills to defer closure to manage nonhazardous wastes. Characteristic waste must be managed as hazardous unless it no longer exhibits any of the four characteristics. Discusses the more protective clean closure action levels v. hazardous waste identification levels. Listed wastes and any waste residues or contaminated soil or debris removed during closure are hazardous unless delisted. The concentrations of total organic carbon (TOC) and total organic halogens (TOX) cannot be used to determine if decontamination wastewater is hazardous.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.3(a), 261.3(c)(2), 261.3(d), 264.97, 264.98, 264.113(d), 264.110, 264.114, 264.178, 264.197, 264.310, 265.110, 264.110, 265.114, 265.197 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Containers; Closure (hazardous waste); Hazardous Waste; Storage; Tanks; TSDFs; Disposal; Permits and Permitting; Land Disposal Units; Landfills; Nonhazardous Waste; Closure (hazardous waste); Delisting Petitions
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:5
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): 9476.00-12
Official OSW Policy:Yes


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