January 12, 2018

Future Changes to the RCRA Regulations

The Fall 2017 federal agency regulatory agenda has been announced. [January 12, 2018; 83 FR 1932] The following tables summarize EPA’s plans for proposing and finalizing new RCRA hazardous waste regulations.

Rules Announced But Not Yet Proposed

Description of rule

Action

Scheduled date

Disposal of coal combustion residues—supplemental rule

NPRM

1/18

Addition of aerosol cans to the universal waste program

NPRM

4/18

Revisions to the ignitability (D001) characteristic (e.g., updating the flash point test methods, and revising the alcohol-content exclusion)

NPRM

8/18

Revisions to biennial reporting

NPRM

6/20

Proposed Rules to Be Finalized

Description of rule

Action

Scheduled date

Management standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals

Final rule

7/18

NPRM = notice of proposed rulemaking.

Source: EPA’s latest regulatory agenda; select “Fall 2017” and “Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).”

 


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