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Document Record Detail

Full Document:
RCRA Online Number:11455
To:Constantelos, Region 5
Organization of Recipient:EPA
Description: Sediments contaminated as result of legal CWA discharges to surface waters are only subject to RCRA Subtitle C if excavated and exhibit characteristics. Sediment from lakes and harbors contaminated with hazardous waste (HW) illegally discharged to surface waters is not HW via the mixture rule because sediment is not a solid waste. Depending on circumstances, sediment can be listed or characteristic HW via the contained-in policy (SEE ALSO: 66 FR 27266; 5/16/01). If discharge of listed HW to surface water is not subject to CWA (and not eligible for 261.4(a)(2) exemption), contaminated sediments may be regulated as listed HW via contained-in policy (SEE ALSO: RPC# 1/23/86-02).
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.3(a)(2), 261.4(a)(2) EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Exclusions (RCRA); Hazardous Waste
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:1
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): 9443.1989(08)
Official OSW Policy:No


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