July 15, 2019

Upcoming Changes to the RCRA Regulations

The Spring 2019 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

Disposal of coal combustion residues—Phase 2 supplemental rule

NPRM

7/19

Coal combustion residue permitting program

NPRM

7/19

Listing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a CERCLA hazardous substance

NPRM

10/19

Management of cement kiln dust

NODA

DND

Proposed Rules to be Finalized

Description of rule

Action

Scheduled date

Addition of aerosol cans to the universal waste program

Final rule

11/19

Modernizing ignitable liquids determinations

Final rule

2/20

Facilitating safe management of recalled airbags

Final rule

4/20

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

Source: EPA’s latest regulatory agenda. Full text available at: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain?operation=OPERATION_GET_AGENCY_RULE_LIST&currentPub=true&agencyCd=2000]

 


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