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03/01/2009Estimating 2003 Building-Related Construction and Demolition Materials AmountsPublication
 Description: This document presents the amount of building-related construction and demolition (C&D) materials generated and recovered in the United States during 2003, updating the findings of the 1998 EPA report Characterization of Building-Related Construction and Demolition Debris in the United States (EPA 530-R-98-010). Limited information is available on the amount of C&D materials generated and managed in the United States. The methodology used in this report to estimate the amount of building-related C&D materials generated and recovered during 2003 is based on national statistical data and typical waste generation during building construction, renovation, demolition, or maintenance activities. The recovery estimate relies on 2003 data reported by state environmental agencies.
06/01/2008Construction InitiativePublication
 Description: This document discusses EPA's Construction Initiative (CI), a collaborative, public-private sector effort to increase the recycling and reuse of industrial materials in building and transportation construction projects. The Initiative increases awareness of the potential value and unique abilities of these materials to replace virgin materials in numerous construction applications.
03/01/2008Environmental Fact Sheet: EPA Helps Communities Plan Ahead for Natural DisastersPublication
 Description: This fact sheet discusses the guidance document Planning for Natural Disaster Debris (EPA530-K-08-001), which helps communities prepare to clean up after natural disasters and manage disaster debris.
03/01/2008Planning for Natural Disaster DebrisPublication
 Description: This guidance document discusses the management of debris from natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, floods, wildfires, and winter storms. This document can help a planner begin the planning process or revise an existing disaster debris management plan and it provides planners with more awareness for environmental protectiveness when it comes to dealing with disaster debris.
06/01/2006Tribal Waste Journal: Construction and Demolition Materials: Concrete Reasons to Manage Them NowPublication
 Description: This issue of the Tribal Waste Journal discusses ways for tribal environmental managers to prevent illegal dumping of construction and demolition (C&D) materials; save money on disposal costs of these heavy, bulky materials; and maintain clean lands.
 Description: The EPA lacks the statutory authority to require the use of recovered materials by the home construction industry in its manufacture of house siding and other construction mateirals or to require recycling of such materials. States, communities, and industry have developed voluntary approaches to reduce, reuse, and recycle construction materials.
09/01/2004RCRA in Focus: Construction, Demolition, and RenovationPublication
 Description: This document discusses the regulatory status of construction and demolition (C&D) waste and ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle C&D waste. Most C&D debris is nonhazardous and is not regulated by EPA. However, many states have specific definitions of C&D debris that effectively determine what materials are allowed to be disposed of in nonhazardous waste landfills, C&D landfills, or incinerators. Although EPA does not regulate most C&D waste, they encourage efforts to keep the hazardous components of C&D waste out of landfills to conserve natural resources and protect human health and the environment.
06/01/2000Building Savings: Strategies for Waste Reduction of Construction and Demolition Debris from Buildings Publication
 Description: This fact sheet packet is aimed at local governments that want to encourage more building-related construction and demolition debris recovery, building owners and developers interested in green building design and building contractors seeking a competitive edge.
12/01/1998Environmental Fact Sheet: Proposed Rule on the Management and Disposal of Lead-Based Paint DebrisPublication
 Description: This fact sheet summarizes the proposal to suspend current hazardous waste management requirements for lead-based paint debris. The document explains why this rule is needed, who is subject to the rule, and how people performing work in their homes are affected.
06/01/1998Characterization of Building Related Construction and Demolition Debris in the U.S.Publication
 Description: This document characterizes the quantity and composition of building-related C&D debris generated in the U.S.; summarizes the waste management practices for this waste stream; focuses on building-related wastes, including construction, demolition, and renovation of residential and nonresidential buildings. It also briefly addresses road and bridge debris and land clearing debris. Finally, it discusses the generation and management of C&D debris in the U.S. Appendices contain calculations, state definitions for C&D debris, and typical C&D debris constituents. Includes tables, figures, and bibliography.
03/01/1998Reusable News (Spring/Summer 1998)Publication
 Description: This issue of Reusable News discusses the recent ""Recycling: Looking Toward the Next Century"" brainstorming workshop, the current national recycling rate, the New Ronald Reagan Building, the Building-Related Construction and Demolition Characterization Report, and also contains an insert, the current OSW Publications List.
 Description: The paint removal process is not subject to regulation in some circumstances. Waste determination under Section 262.11 is made once the combination of paint and surface preparation product is removed from the surface of the structure. Each product user is responsible for waste determination. Nonhazardous waste which subsequently becomes hazardous is subject to regulation. Generators are potentially liable under CERCLA for damage caused by a release. A lead-based paint abatement contractor and building owner are both generators (cogenerators).
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