The Hazardous Waste System

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 1987
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Page 20 - solid waste" means any garbage, refuse, sludge from a waste treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, mining, and agricultural operations, and from community activities, but does not include solid or dissolved material in domestic sewage, or solid or dissolved materials in irrigation return flows or industrial discharges which...
Page 20 - hazardous waste" means a solid waste, or combination of solid wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may — (A) cause, or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible, or incapacitating reversible, illness ; or...
Page 21 - Act; the Clean Water Act; the Safe Drinking Water Act; the...
Page 22 - TSCA regulates the production and distribution of new chemicals and governs the manufacture, processing, distribution, and use of existing chemicals. Among the chemicals controlled by TSCA regulations are PCBs, chloroflurocarbons, and asbestos. In specific cases, there is an interface with RCRA regulations. For example, PCB disposal is generally regulated by TSCA. However, hazardous wastes mixed with PCBs are regulated under RCRA.
Page 21 - hazardous substances" defined by Superfund. Superfund's definition of a hazardous substance is broad and grows out of the statutory definitions in the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and RCRA. Essentially, Superfund considers a hazardous substance to be any air or water pollutant...
Page 20 - Act, (E) any hazardous air pollutant listed under section 112 of the Clean Air Act, and (F) any imminently hazardous chemical substance or mixture with respect to which the Administrator has taken action pursuant to section 7 of the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Page 23 - Contaminated wastewaters, spent solvent residuals, still bottoms, spent catalysts, treatment sludges, and filter cakes Electroplating wastes, sludges contaminated with metals and cyanides, degreasing solvents Degreasing solvents Leaded tank bottoms, slop oil emulsion solids, API separator sludge, DAF float Pickle liquor, sludge with metal contaminates Degreasing solvents, metals, sludges All types of wastes All types of wastes 'Million metric tons.
Page 20 - The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) of 1984, prohibits the continued placement of these wastes in or on the land (with certain exceptions).
Page 20 - Amendments of 1984 (HSWA); and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA).
Page 23 - Institute, 1986 National Screening Survey of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, Disposal, and Recycling Facilities, Prepared for the US EPA Office of Solid Waste, September 1988.

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