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March 8, 2000
, EPA promulgated a final rule allowing large quantity generators of F006 sludges up to 180 days to accumulate F006 waste without a hazardous waste storage permit or interim status. Generators sending F006 more than 200 miles for metals recovery may accumulate for up to 270 days. To qualify, the generator must:
- Implement pollution prevention practices that reduce the amount of any hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant entering F006 or otherwise released into the environment prior to its recycling;
- Recycle the F006 through metals recovery;
- Accumulate no more than 20,000 kg of F006 on site at any one time; and
- Comply with the applicable management standards.
This final rule was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday March 8, 2000. The citation is 65 FR 12378.
March 13, 2000,
EPA published a final rule amending its chemical accident prevention regulations to codify the fuels provision of the recently enacted Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act (PL 106.40). In accordance with PL 106-40, the rule revises the list of regulated flammable substances regulated under the chemical accident prevention regulations to exclude those substances when used as a fuel or held for sale as a fuel at a retail facility.
EPA also announced that there will be no further action on the May 28, 1999 (64 FR 29171) proposal concerning flammable substances, since PL 106-40 resolved the issue addressed by the proposal.
EPA has received about 2,000 risk management plans (RMPs) that address one or more of the flammable substances that EPA has identified as likely to be used as a fuel. The submitters of these RMPs will be sent a letter notifying them of the exclusion, asking them to evaluate their eligibility for the exclusion, and instructing them of their options with respect to withdrawal or revision of their RMPs.
For more information on this rule, please contact the Hotline:
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March 13, 2000 -
EPA is modifying its chemical accident prevention regulations to conform to the fuels provision of the recently enacted Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act (Pub. L. 106-40). In accordance with the new law, today's rule revises the list of regulated flammable substances to exclude those substances when used as a fuel or held for sale as a fuel at a retail facility. EPA is also announcing there will be no further action on a previous proposal concerning flammable substances, since the new law resolves the issue addressed by the proposal. The final fuels rule was published in the March 13, 2000
Amendments to the List of Regulated Substances and Thresholds for Accidental Release Prevention; Flammable Substances Used as Fuel or Held for Sale as Fuel at Retail Facilities
ADDRESSES: Docket. Supporting material used in developing the final rule is contained in Docket No. A-99-36. The docket is available for public inspection and copying between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday (except government holidays) at EPA's Air Docket, Room 1500, Waterside Mall, 401 M Street, SW, Washington, DC 20460; phone number: 202-260-7548. A reasonable fee may be charged for copying.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Breeda Reilly, Chemical Emergency Preparedness and
Prevention Office, Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel
Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW (5104),
Washington, DC 20460, (202) 260 0716.