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What's New in RCRA Online

New or updated "Memo/Letter", "Question and Answer", and "Publication" document types:
  • August 2017 RCRA Online update. 3 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14893-14895)
  • July 2017 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14892)
  • June 2017 RCRA Online update. 3 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14889-14891)
  • May 2017 RCRA Online update. 1 Updated Publication (50081)
  • March 2017 RCRA Online update. 3 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14886-14888)
  • February 2017 In coordination with the ORCR Website Redesign in 2016, publication records in RCRA Online were refreshed and URLs for the electronic version of the publication pdf files were updated as necessary.
  • January 2017 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14885), 2 New Publications (51454, 51455)
  • December 2016 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14884), 1 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (11317)
  • November 2016 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14883)
  • September 2016 RCRA Online update. 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14881,14882)
  • August 2016 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14880), 1 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (14863)
  • March 2016 RCRA Online update. 25 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14855-14879)
  • December 2015 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14854)
  • October 2015 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14853)
  • August 2015 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14852)
  • 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)

  • 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
    07/27/2017OFF-SPECIFICATION USED OILMemo
    Description: This letter informs NORA – An Association of Responsible Recyclers – that off-specification used oil that is characteristically hazardous is considered a hazardous waste and not a non-hazardous secondary material (NHSM), as defined in section 241.2. This letter also states that any used oil that is found to be off-spec because of flashpoint is by definition characteristically hazardous for ignitability.
     
    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.
     


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