December 14, 2016

Fall 2016: RCRA Rules Under Development

The Fall 2016 federal agency regulatory agenda was posted on November 28, 2016. To find the rules that affect the RCRA hazardous waste regulations, select “Environmental Protection Agency” in the drop-down menu on that page. The following tables summarize EPA’s plans for proposing and finalizing new RCRA regulations.

Rules Announced But Not Yet Proposed

Description of rule

Action

Scheduled date

Disposal of coal combustion residues—supplemental rule

NPRM

10/17

Revisions to the biennial report

NPRM

DND

Revisions to LDR treatment standards and recycling requirements for spent petroleum hydrotreating and hydrorefining catalyst

NPRM

DND

Proposed Rules to Be Finalized

Description of rule

Action

Scheduled date

Management standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals

Final rule

12/17

User-fee schedule for electronic hazardous waste manifests

Final rule

12/17

Internet posting of import/export documentation

Final rule

DND

DND = date not determined; LDR = land disposal restrictions; NPRM = notice of proposed rulemaking.

 


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