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RCRA Online Number:11363
Organization of Recipient:U.S. Dept. of Treasury
Description: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) transport of explosives to safe areas for destruction is exempt from RCRA Subtitle C requirements if it is an immediate response. Emergency permits are available for activities that do not constitute an immediate response. Immediate removal and destruction of explosive materials by law enforcement agencies may require an emergency RCRA Subtitle C permit. Emergency permits and provisional transporter ID numbers may be issued via telephone or in writing. Destruction of explosive wastes by open burning/open detonation is thermal treatment that must be conducted at a TSDF in compliance with Parts 264, 265, and 270. If destruction is conducted under a court order or the direction of U.S. Attorney's office, RCRA is not automatically waived (SEE ALSO: 62 FR 6622; 2/12/97). Explosive materials stored as legal evidence by the court or BATF become waste (i.e., is generated) when the court or BATF no longer has use for the explosives as evidence. Generators are defined both by person and by site. Each BATF field office or storage locker area where explosive material becomes a hazardous waste is an individual generation site requiring its own EPA ID number. Storage of waste explosives at BATF facilities is not subject to permitting if accumulation time does not exceed 90 days and other generator accumulation requirements are satisfied.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 260.10, 262.34, 263.11, 264.1(g)(8), 264.600, 265.1(c)(11), 265.370, 270.61 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Burning; Cleanup (RCRA); Combustion of Hazardous Waste; Hazardous Waste; Permits and Permitting; Military Munitions; Miscellaneous Units; Transporters; Treatment; TSDFs; Generators; Hazardous Waste; Large Quantity Generators (LQG); Petitions; Storage; Corrective Action (RCRA)
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:4
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): 9527.1988(03)
Official OSW Policy:Yes


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