New RCRA DSW Rule Coming to Your State
The 2015 DSW rule is largely a continuation of regulatory changes made in 2008 and makes major changes that provide exclusions from the Federal RCRA hazardous waste rules. In states authorized to oversee their own RCRA program, the new DSW Rule is not in effect until adopted by the State RCRA authority. Some states may never adopt the new RCRA regulations or may adopt them with heavy restrictions.
That said, because the overall provisions of this rule are more stringent than the 2008 rule, states that adopted the 2008 rule must modify their programs to abide by the new 2015 rule or lose authorization.
Mandatory Provisions of 2015 Definition of Solid Waste Rule
In addition to the alternative management standards for hazardous secondary materials being reclaimed, the January 2015 DSW rule increases the stringency of various longstanding exclusions from RCRA for certain recycling activites. These elements of the rulemaking that increase stringency must be adopted by all states with authorized State RCRA plans, if the state wants to continue to be authorized by the US EPA to run its own plan. Read more about issues of State implementation of this new RCRA rule.
Specific mandatory elements of the 2015 DSW rule that are more stringent than existing EPA RCRA rules include:
- Revisions to the definition of legitimacy and the prohibition of sham recycling that codify EPA policy [40 CFR 260.43, 261.2(g)];
- Additional labeling and recordkeeping requirements in the speculative accumulation provision [40 CFR 261.1(c)(8)]; and
- Changes to the standards and criteria for variances from classification as a solid waste [40 CFR 260.31(c), 260.33, and 260.34].
How RCRA Recycling Can Save You Money
Minimize waste and reduce disposal fees by learning the latest RCRA rules and strategies for recycling your site's hazardous and solid waste. The live, interactive Hazardous Waste Recycling Reliefs Webinar has been updated to reflect the 2015 Definition of Solid Waste changes and is presented by an expert Lion RCRA instructor. Next session: September 17.
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The instructor was great, explaining complex topics in terms that were easily understandable and answering questions clearly and thoroughly.
My experience with Lion classes has always been good. Lion Technology always covers the EPA requirements I must follow.
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Well designed and thorough program. Excellent summary of requirements with references. Inclusion of regulations in hard copy form, as well as full electronic with state pertinent regulations included is a great bonus!
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Material Production/Logistics Manager
The instructor was energetic and made learning fun compared to dry instructors from other training providers.
International Trade Compliance Manager
The instructor did an excellent job presenting a very dry subject; keeping everyone interested and making it enjoyable.
Hazardous Waste Professional
The instructor took a rather drab set of topics and brought them to life with realistic real-life examples.
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