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10/23/2003TREATMENT STANDARDS FOR MERCURY-CONTAINING DEBRISMemo
 Description: D009 mercury wastes have LDR treatment standards for low mercury and high mercury-inorganic subcategories. LDR treatment standards include specified technologies such as RMERC, commonly called retorting. Macroencapsulation and microencapsulation are alternative LDR treatment technologies for D009 debris and do not depend on mercury levels in the debris. If alternative treatment standards are not used, the waste is subject to the non-debris standards in 40 CFR 268.40. The definition of debris is located in 268.2(g). Intact containers of mercury (e.g., thermometers, batteries) are not debris (SEE ALSO: 57 FR 37194, 37225; 8/18/92). Intact containers mixed with debris must be removed and managed separately. Certain mercury-containing items may be universal waste (SEE ALSO: 70 FR 45508; 8/5/05). Mercury-containing CESQG and household hazardous waste is exempt from RCRA regulations. Retorters are capable of accepting mercury-containing debris with certain limitations and exceptions. Source separation involves removing mercury-contaminated material from debris. Macroencapsulation involves mixing waste with reagents and stabilization materials to produce a more stable waste form. Macroencapsulation uses surface coatings or jackets to reduce surface exposure to leaching media.
 
11/01/1996PURPOSE OF BEST DEMONSTRATED AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY (BDAT)Memo
 Description: Discusses the definition of Best Demonstrated Available Technology (BDAT). There is no EPA program for certifying technologies as BDAT. In most cases, EPA has set concentration levels for treating wastes, and any treatment process can be used as long as the resulting residues meet specified levels.
 
04/24/1996PERFORMANCE AND SAFE APPLICABILITY OF COLD-MIX TECHNOLOGIES AND BIOREMEDIATION FOR PETROLEUM-CONTAMINATED SITESMemo
 Description: Discusses the appropriateness of solidification and stabilization technologies for the treatment of organics. Stabilization/solidification technologies are not considered best demonstrated available technology (BDAT) for petroleum wastes. Volatilization can occur during certain stabilization/ solidification processes. Discusses bioremediation technologies (including land treatment, biopiles, and bioventing) and degradation rates.
 
10/24/1994DETERMINATION OF EQUIVALENT TREATMENT (DET) FOR 8 OF THE WASTE CODES FROM A TOLUENE DIISOCYANATE (TDI) TREATABILITY GROUPMemo
 Description: The catalytic extraction processing and compliance with universal treatment standards (UTS) for metals is equivalent to best demonstrated available technology (BDAT) of incineration or combustion for toluene diisocyanate waste (K027, K112, K114, K115, K116, U221, U223). K111 has a land disposal restrictions (LDR) concentration based standard, not technology, and thus is not eligible for an equivalent treatment variance.
 
01/04/1994CLARIFICATION ON THE APPLICABILITY OF THE DEBRIS STANDARDS TO P078 WASTESMemo
 Description: Hazardous debris that is contaminated with wastes that is subject to waste-specific treatment standards may utilize the alternate debris standards. Contaminants subject to treatment for debris are constituents or wastes for which the best demonstrated available technology (BDAT) standards are established are in Sections 268.41, 268.42, and 268.43.
 
01/08/1991LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS REGULATION OF CYANIDESMemo
 Description: Stabilization is not an appropriate best demonstrated available technology (BDAT) for cyanides. Stabilizing cyanides violates the land disposal restrictions (LDR) dilution prohibition.
 
07/28/1989TEL GASOLINE SLUDGE DISPOSALMemo
 Description: Leaded tank bottoms from the petroleum refining industry are listed hazardous waste (K052) subject to land disposal restrictions (LDR). Solvent extraction and incineration is best demonstrated available technology (BDAT) for gasoline sludge waste. A temporary variance may be granted.
 
05/05/1989PLACEMENT OF STABILIZED WASTES THAT DO NOT MEET LAND RESTRICTION REQUIREMENTSMemo
 Description: Waste must meet treatment standards before it is placed in a land disposal unit. A land disposal restrictions (LDR) equivalent method variance may be granted if the technology is equivalent or better than best demonstrated available technology (BDAT). A no-migration variance must be based on the period that the waste is hazardous. Bulk or non-containerized liquid hazardous waste must pass the paint filter liquids test prior to placement in a landfill.
 
04/02/1987K103/K104 WASTE STREAMS - RELATIONSHIP OF CWA BAT, LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS, BDAT, AND DELISTING CRITERIAMemo
 Description: Best available technology (BAT) effluent limitations under CWA or best demonstrated available technology (BDAT) under RCRA is not the basis for delisting determinations. Delistings are based on constituents in waste regardless of the origin, and are not based on future waste management or site-specific details.
 
12/30/1986TECHNICAL SUPPORT DOCUMENT FOR BDATMemo
 Description: The treatment standards for spent solvents do not require the use of a particular technology. The best demonstrated available technology (BDAT) background document for F001-F005 spent solvents provides information on the applicable technologies used to meet land disposal restrictions (LDR) standards and serves as a basis for decisions of treatment variances.
 
12/01/1986LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS - TREATMENT STANDARDSQuestion & Answer
 Description: A discussion of how treatment standards in the Constituent Concentration in Waste Extract (CCWE) Table of section 268.41 were developed. The standards are based on performance of a Best Demonstrated Available Technology (BDAT). The explanation of BDAT.
 
12/01/1986LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS - VARIANCE FROM A TREATMENT STANDARDQuestion & Answer
 Description: Wastes for which treatment standards cannot be met (because the waste does not fit into a BDAT treatability group used to set a treatment standard) may be eligible for a treatability variance under section 268.44.
 
07/01/1986LAND DISPOSAL PROHIBITIONQuestion & Answer
 Description: An overview of EPA’s original intentions regarding the land disposal restrictions (LDR). EPA will not categorically prohibit the land disposal of all hazardous waste. A discussion of permissible land disposal. Discusses the development and structure of treatment standards (SEE ALSO: Part 268).
 
03/27/1985HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATION OFMemo
 Description: The basis of the land disposal restrictions (LDR) treatment standards. Discusses best demonstrated available technologies.
 
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