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RCRA Online Number:51185
Title:Mercury Lamp Drum-Top Crusher Study
Document Date:08/24/2006
Description:This document provides the most current information on the performance of mercury lamp drum-top crushing (DTC) devices. DTCs are used to improve waste lamp storage and transport, and reduce costs associated with lamp recycling. EPA believes that with this information, states, users of mercury-containing lamps, and lamp recyclers will be able to make more informed decisions when managing fluorescent lamps. The preamble to the January 6, 2000, mercury lamp rule identifies lamp crushing as RCRA treatment and specifically prohibits the use of DTCs for management of fluorescent lamps as universal waste unless an equivalency determination is made. The purpose of the study is to make information available to states and regions that could eventually be used to provide "a demonstration of equivalency to the federal prohibition [on treatment of universal waste without a permit] (64 FR 36466, 36478; January 6, 2000).
Topics:Mercury Wastes, Universal Waste
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EPA Publication Number:530-R-06-002
NTIS Number:NA
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Non-Regulatory Guidance:No


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