Letter: RCRA Compliance for Containerized Chemicals. IR-500-505-1.03. In carrying out the Containerized Chemical Interim Response Action, there is a disconnect between the requirements of RCRA and what we consider the best conduct of operations for expediting secure storage of chemicals. The sequence of activities is to move chemicals as quickly as possible. To do this, DOE moves the material into the RCRA storage area, then a detailed chemical analysis is done. Regulations require that the detailed analysis be performed prior to placing the material in the RCRA storage area. There is a period of time that we in non-compliance. DOE believes that the approach taken is perferable to leaving chemical in an "as is" condition until detailed analysis is performed. Letter solicits concurrence.