EPA's New Regulated Waste Definition Under RCRA
1 hour 30 minutes
Learn how to classify waste and analyze exceptions or exemptions that may apply.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revised its solid and hazardous waste rules under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to provide for different means of defining when a waste is regulated, whether it is a solid waste, or hazardous waste. In addition, the EPA has addressed issues relating to when a waste generator is regulated and to the degree to which the generator is regulated. This topic will walk you through the history of the rules, challenges that arose, and how the rules have changed. It will provide a how to approach to classifying waste and analyzing exceptions or exemptions that may apply.
• You will be able to identify the new regulatory amendments related to when a waste is a solid waste.
• You will be able to recognize the exceptions for these rules to allow a material to avoid regulation as a solid or hazardous waste if it is being reused or recycled.
• You will be able to discuss enforcement issues that may arise around hazardous waste generation.
• You will be able to explain how the EPA has addressed issues of the amount of hazardous waste generated by a generator and the rules that apply to them based on that size.