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RCRA Online Number:14688
Organization of Recipient:NA
Description: The Hazardous Waste Characteristics Scoping Study reviewed the current hazardous waste (HW) characteristics that address the properties of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity. The study examined the effectiveness of the regulations in identifying HW, whether other waste properties should be used to classify HW, and whether HW characteristics should be expanded. The study found that most nonhazardous waste is managed appropriately when disposed. The study identified the need for investigations on the risk of waste releases to air, on the potential for hazardous constituents to leach from waste, and on the measurement of ignitability, corrosivity, and reactivity. The air studies found no need for additional regulation. Other investigations are underway.
Regulatory Citation(s) : NA EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Characteristic Wastes; Corrosive Wastes; Identification of Hazardous Waste; Reactive Wastes; Toxicity Characteristic
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:2
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:No


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