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Title: Hazardous waste identification: A guide to changing regulations

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was enacting in 1976 and amended in 1984 by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA). Since then, federal regulations have generated a profusion of terms to identify and describe hazardous wastes. Regulations that5 define and govern management of hazardous wastes are codified in Title 40 of the code of Federal Regulations, Protection of the environment''. Title 40 regulations are divided into chapters, subchapters and parts. To be defined as hazardous, a waste must satisfy the definition of solid waste any discharged material not specifically excluded from regulation or granted a regulatory variance by the EPA Administrator. Some wastes and other materials have been identified as non-hazardous and are listed in 40 CFR 261.4(a) and 261.4(b). Certain wastes that satisfy the definition of hazardous waste nevertheless are excluded from regulation as hazardous if they meet specific criteria. Definitions and criteria for their exclusion are found in 40 CFR 261.4(c)-(f) and 40 CFR 261.5.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (OHM Remediation Services Corp., Findlay, OH (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5533907
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Hazmat World; (United States); Journal Volume: 6:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; REGULATIONS; RESOURCE RECOVERY ACTS; US EPA; LAWS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; US ORGANIZATIONS 290300* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety