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RCRA Online Number:14547
Organization of Recipient:Waste Technology Services Inc.
Description: Characteristic wastewaters that are mixed with a solid waste and decharacterized are still subject to 268.40 standards, including treatment for underlying hazardous constituents (UHCs). Characteristic wastewaters may be mixed with solid wastes or otherwise diluted and then injected into deep underground wells or placed in surface impoundments subject to controls imposed by the Clean Water Act (CWA) without meeting 268.40 standards. An accidental spill of hazardous waste that is promptly cleaned up is not considered land placement. LDR treatment standards apply to contaminated soils that exhibit a characteristic or contain a listed waste. LDRs attach to a hazardous waste contaminated soil when it is excavated and when it is ultimately going to be placed in a land disposal unit. LDRs will apply until standards are met even if the soil is subsequently decharacterized. If a soil contaminated by a characteristic waste does not exhibit a characteristic when it is excavated, then LDRs do not apply. Any deliberate mixing of hazardous waste with soil in order to change its treatment classification is impermissible dilution and illegal.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.21, 261.22, 261.23, 261.24, 268.3, 268.40, 268.48, 268.49 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Cleanup (RCRA); Characteristic Wastes; Disposal; Hazardous Waste; Land Disposal Restrictions
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:2
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:No


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