November 12, 2018

Upcoming Changes to the RCRA Regulations

The fall 2018 federal agency regulatory agenda has been released. 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

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

NPRM

11/18

Disposal of coal combustion residues—Updating notification requirements

NPRM

11/18

Disposal of coal combustion residues—Phase 2 supplemental rule

NPRM

12/18

Management of cement kiln dust

NODA or NPRM

DND

Proposed Rules to Be Finalized

Description of rule

Action

Scheduled date

Management standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals

Final rule

10/18

Exempting defective airbags and inflators from hazardous waste requirements

Interim final rule

12/18

Disposal of coal combustion residues—Phase 1, Part 2 supplemental rule

Final rule

6/19

Addition of aerosol cans to the universal waste program

Final rule

9/19

DND = date not determined; NODA = notice of data availability; NPRM = notice of proposed rulemaking.

Source: EPA’s latest regulatory agenda; select “Fall 2018” and “Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).”

 


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