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What's New in RCRA Online

New or updated "Memo/Letter", "Question and Answer", and "Publication" document types:
  • January 2017 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14885), 2 New Publications (51454, 51455)
  • December 2016 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14884), 1 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (11317)
  • November 2016 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14883)
  • September 2016 RCRA Online update. 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14881,14882)
  • August 2016 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14880), 1 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (14863)
  • March 2016 RCRA Online update. 25 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14855-14879)
  • December 2015 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14854)
  • October 2015 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14853)
  • August 2015 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14852)
  • July 2015 RCRA Online update. 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14850, 14851)
  • April / May / June 2015 RCRA Online update. 3 new Publications (51451-51453)
  • June 2015 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14849)
  • January / February / March 2015 RCRA Online update. 5 new Publications (51446 - 51450), 2 Updated Publications (51249, 51438)
  • February 2015 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14848), 2 Modified Memo/Letter/Q&As (12046, 12236)
  • October / November / December 2014 RCRA Online update. 4 new Publications (51442 - 51445), No Updated Publications
  • November 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14847)
  • October 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14846)
  • July / August / September 2014 RCRA Online update. 2 new Publications (51440, 51441), No Updated Publications
  • September 2014 RCRA Online update. 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14844, 14845)
  • April / May / June 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 new Publication (51439), 1 Updated Publication (51264)
  • June 2014 RCRA Online update. 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14842, 14843)
  • May 2014 RCRA Online update. 2 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14840, 14841)
  • April 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14839)
  • January / February / March 2014 RCRA Online update. 15 Updated Publications (51052, 51053, 51320, 51322, 51323, 51324, 51325, 51326, 51327, 51328, 51329, 51330, 51331, 51332, 51333)
  • January 2014 RCRA Online update. 1 New Memo/Letter/Q&As (14838)

  • System Changes:
    • March 2005, Several issues were reported by users about the Full Text Search not performing as expected. As a result the database index was rebuilt and the search issues have been resolved.
    • September 2004, Redesigned the Advanced Search Page, removed unused fields, added an "OSW Policy?" field, added another value to the "Document Type" drop-down list, new value is "Question and Answer". Redesigned the Detail screens, removed several unused fields. Updated the "Regulatory Citation" field to display values as hyperlinks that link to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts or subparts found at the Access GPO website for e-CFR, Part 40, Chapter I (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html). Updated the "Statutory Citation" field to display values as hyperlinks that link to the specific public laws found at the Legal Information Institute web site (http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/ch82.html)
    • April 2003, New RCRA Online Trifold PDF File Published. Removed reference to the Fax On Demand system now that it is no longer used. Redesigned the Advanced Search Page to make it more user friendly.
    • Results of topic, full text and advanced searches will now include not only documents but publications and other outreach materials that have been developed and distributed by the Office of Solid Waste.

    The following is a list of Memos/Letters, Questions and Answers, and Publications from the most recent months update. Click on the 'Title' to view the details of the record.

    Document DateDocument TitleDocument Type
    11/08/2016NON-HAZARDOUS SECONDARY MATERIALS (NHSM) CLARIFICATION LETTER REGARDING BIOMASS DERIVED FUELMemo
    Description: This letter informs VMS that its biomass derived fuel (BDF) processed from municipal solid waste would be considered a non-waste fuel under the 40 CFR Part 241 regulations provided specifications outlined in the letter are maintained including: a moisture content of 2% or less (verified by daily composite sampling); and an ash content of 25% or less (on a dry basis verified by daily composite sampling). In addition, to be considered a non-waste, the BDF must be combusted in a unit designed to burn coal, and BDF use cannot exceed 30% of the coal fuel required to operate the combustion unit.
     
    10/01/2016Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: 2016 Recycling Economic Information (REI) ReportPublication
    Description: This document aims to increase the understanding of the economic implications of material reuse and recycling. It presents an understanding of the importance of recycling's role to the nation’s economy; a new methodology that addresses key areas of uncertainty in the 2001 National Recycling Coalition REI study; and a framework that can be updated with new materials and data over time.
     
    10/01/2016Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: 2016 Recycling Economic Information (REI) Report MethodologyPublication
    Description: This document provides the methodology for the 2016 Recycling Economic Information (REI) Report, which aims to increase the understanding of the economic implications of material reuse and recycling. This new methodology represents the next iteration in national REI analysis and explores alternative approaches for measuring the economic activity associated with recycling, addresses uncertainties from the 2001 National Recycling Coalition REI study, and creates the foundation for a reinvigorated analysis of the economic impacts of recycling.
     


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