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07/19/2017RCRA REGULATORY STATUS OF CIGARETTES AND CIGARSMemo
 Description: Unused cigarettes and cigars are not P075 listed hazardous waste when discarded. While EPA has no evidence that cigarettes and cigars exhibit any of the four hazardous waste characteristics, it is the generator’s responsibility to make a hazardous waste determination including whether the waste exhibits a hazardous characteristic.
 
06/23/2017RECALLED TAKATA AIRBAG INFLATORSMemo
 Description: This memorandum discusses how RCRA regulations apply to recalled Takata airbag inflators that are subject to the 2015 Preservation Order issued by the US DOT. The Takata airbag inflators are not subject to RCRA Subtitle C regulatory requirements while they are being held under the 2015 DOT Preservation Order because EPA does not consider airbag inflators or other explosives to be “discarded” and therefore subject to the hazardous waste regulations while they are being stored pending judicial proceedings or investigations. At the point the inflators are released from the Preservation Order and other legal action related to the recall, the inflators would be considered solid waste and subject to a hazardous waste determination and any applicable RCRA regulations. EPA considers discarded gas-generating-propellant airbag inflators to exhibit the characteristic of reactivity, waste code D003 (40 CFR 261.23(a)(6)) and airbag inflators containing an oxidizer to exhibit the characteristic of ignitability, waste code D001 (40 CFR 261.21(a)(4)). Deployment of airbag inflators is considered treatment of a hazardous waste and may require a permit if RCRA exemptions and exclusions do not apply. For example, incineration requires a RCRA permit regardless of future materials reclamation.
 
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.
 
07/02/2003TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL OF MERCURY-BEARING HAZARDOUS WASTE AND DEBRISMemo
 Description: Mercury-bearing hazardous wastes originate from several sources, and waste regulation varies depending on its source. EPA is gathering information on the final disposition of mercury wastes. Only certain mercury-bearing wastes can be treated using the alternative land disposal restrictions (LDR) debris treatment standards. The treatment technologies for metal-bearing debris include source separation, microencapuslation, and macroencapsulation. If the debris treatment technologies cannot be achieved, the wastes are subject to the non-debris treatment standards. Some mercury wastes (e.g., dental amalgam collection devices, batteries) are not debris and cannot be disposed using 268.45. Most household waste collection centers send mercury wastes for recovery.
 
06/26/2003TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL OF MERCURY-BEARING HAZARDOUS WASTEMemo
 Description: EPA is interested in preventing avoidable releases of mercury to the environment. EPA is gathering information from states and Regional offices to determine the ways in which mercury-bearing hazardous waste is recycled, treated, and disposed.
 
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