August 11, 2020

Waste—Frequent Questions Database Now With Limited Functionality

EPA’s guidance portal has been functioning for most of 2020, and 3,832 pieces of guidance are currently in the Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) portion of the portal. We have written about how to use the new guidance portal in a previous article. What we weren’t sure of then, and aren’t sure of now, is what effect EPA’s guidance consolidation into the portal will have on the agency’s other guidance databases. One database which has already seen significant changes is the Waste—Frequent Questions database.

The Waste—Frequent Questions database now directs users to the A to Z Index of Hazardous Waste Topics website, which is separate from EPA’s guidance portal. Much of the guidance from the Waste—Frequent Questions database is still available at the new site. The only function remaining on the Waste—Frequent Questions database is “Ask a Question,” which allows users to submit a question or comment to the staff overseeing that database.

 


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