September 6, 2017

RCRA Status of Waste Cigarettes and Fireworks

Two recent guidance documents issued by EPA provide the RCRA regulatory status of waste cigarettes and fireworks:

EPA also used RO 14892 to provide the regulations, best management practices, and standard operating procedures applicable to the safe handling, storage, and treatment of waste fireworks and other energetics. The information came from EPA’s RCRA regulations as well as regulations, best practices, and guidelines from other federal agencies, including ATF, OSHA, and DOT, and private sector organizations. If you work with these items, it may be worth a look.


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