January 15, 2021

Upcoming Changes to the RCRA Regulations

The Fall 2020 federal agency regulatory agenda has been released. The following tables summarize EPA’s plans for proposing and finalizing new RCRA waste regulations.

Rules Announced But Not Yet Proposed

Description of rule

Action

Scheduled Date

Designating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as CERCLA hazardous substances

NPRM

12/20

Integrating exports into e-manifest and revising e-manifest reports

NPRM

5/21

Revising the Part 241 nonhazardous secondary materials regulations

NPRM

6/21

Improving cost-benefit analyses in RCRA rulemakings

NPRM

6/21

Disposal of coal combustion residues—legacy surface impoundments

NPRM

7/21

Management of cement kiln dust

NODA

DND

Proposed Rules to be Finalized

Description of rule

Action

Scheduled date

Disposal of coal combustion residues—federal permit program

Final rule

5/21

Disposal of coal combustion residues—a holistic approach to closure, Part B

Final rule

7/21

Facilitating safe management of recalled airbags

Final rule

12/21

Disposal of coal combustion residues—beneficial use criteria and piles

Final rule

DND

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

Source: EPA’s latest regulatory agenda; select “Fall 2020” and “Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).”

 


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