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Definition of Solid Waste

2015 Definition of Solid Waste Final Rule Analysis available now! Click here to read!

Link to the 2015 Definition of Solid Waste Final Rule, effective July 13, 2015:

Link to EPA’s Definition of Solid Waste Rulemakings Webpage:

Link to 2011 ASTSWMO Task Force Comments:

Recent News

The Remediation and Reuse Focus Group released the Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs): PFOA & PFOS Information Paper in August 2015. The paper is available on the Federal Facilities Research Center Publications webpage.

The State Fund-Financial Responsibility Task Force released a Compilation of State UST Fund Fraud & Abuse Cases in August 2015. The document is available on the Tanks Publications webpage.

ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Subcommittee Members in Action Fact Sheet is available on the Hazardous Waste Subcommittee Publications Page.

Revised Federal UST Regulations are Final! U.S. EPA’s updated underground storage tank (UST) regulations are final and were published in the July 15, 2015, Federal Register: . Additional information about the UST Regulations, including links a “crosswalk” comparison of the 1988 regulations to the 2015 regulations and an updated guidance materials are available on the EPA OUST Website . Visit the ASTSWMO Tanks Publications page to access ASTSWMO’s 2012 comments to EPA’s proposal to revise UST regulations.

The Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Task Force released State Approaches to Managing Institutional Controls and Ensuring Long-Term Protectiveness at LUST Sites report in May 2015. The Report is available on the Tanks Subcommittee Publications Page.

The final EPA Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule was published in the Federal Register on April 17, 2015. The effective date of the rule is now October 19, 2015, per an EPA final rule correcting the effective date, published in the Federal Register on July 2, 2015.

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Upcoming Meetings

August 11-13, 2015: Joint Hazardous Waste and Materials Management Training Conference at the Hilton Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, CA.
Registration is CLOSED.

September 2-4, 2015: Brownfields 2015: "Sustainable Communities Start Here" at the Hilton Chicago Hotel in Chicago, IL.
Registration is OPEN!

September 14-16, 2015: 25th National Tanks Conference and Expo at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Phoenix, AZ.
Registration is OPEN!

October 29-30, 2015: ASTSWMO Annual Meeting at the Bethesda Hyatt Hotel in Bethesda, MD.
Registration is not open.

April 25 – 28, 2016: ASTSWMO Mid-Year Meeting at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, PA.
Registration is not open.

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ASTSWMO's mission is to enhance and promote effective State and Territorial programs and to affect relevant national policies for waste and materials management, environmentally sustainable practices, and environmental restoration.