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What's New in RCRA Online

New or updated "Memo/Letter", "Question and Answer", and "Publication" document types:
  • 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
    06/08/2017GENERATOR IMPROVEMENTS RULE CLARIFICATIONMemo
    Description: EPA provided answers to various questions submitted by the Treated Wood Council regarding hazardous waste generators that are drip pad operators. EPA reaffirmed, as we did in the preamble of the November 28, 2016, final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (81 FR 85732, 85768), that very small quantity generators (VSQGs) may accumulate hazardous waste on drip pads if they comply with the technical requirements of 40 CFR 265 Subpart W for drip pad operations. A generator accumulating hazardous waste on drip pads is not required to comply with Subparts G and H of 40 CFR 265 and 40 CFR 265.44(c) during closure.
     
    05/18/2017APPLICATION OF RCRA TO OFF-SHORE OIL PLATFORMSMemo
    Description: The purpose of this memorandum is to identify how RCRA standards (and manifest requirements in particular) apply to: 1) Off-shore oil platforms located within state territorial waters; and 2) Off-shore oil platforms located outside state territorial waters.
     
    03/02/2016TREATMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE AIR FILTERS BY COMPACTINGMemo
    Description: Compacting and baling hazardous waste air filters is considered “treatment” per the definition in 40 CFR 260.10; however, EPA notes that treatment determinations are generally site-specific and recommends facilities work with appropriate authorized states. The compacting process is intended to alter the physical characteristics of waste filters being sent for disposal to reduce the volume, which meets the definition of treatment. If the generator conducts this treatment in compliance with the standards in 40 CFR 262.34 and the container and tank standards in 40 CFR Part 265 subparts I and J, then treatment may be conducted in a 90- or 180-day area without a permit. [Note: the November 28, 2016, final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (81 FR 85732) moved many of the citations in the CFR.]
     


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