Summary of EPA Final Waste Analysis Plan Guidance

In April 2015, EPA issued a final Waste Analysis Plan (WAP) guidance manual. This guidance manual can assist State regulators in evaluating WAPs and determining whether or not a facility is in compliance with the regulatory requirements. The federal hazardous waste regulations are codified at 40 CFR Parts 260 through 279. This manual can also provide guidance in the development of used oil processor or re-refiner analysis plans in 40 CFR Parts 279.

Summary of EPA 2015 Definition of Solid Waste Rule

On January 13, 2015, U.S. EPA issued a rule that amends its definition of solid waste (DSW) to promote recycling. This rule revises EPA’s previous 2008 DSW rule to provide additional oversight and minimize potential risk of releases to surrounding communities. The following is a summary of the 2015 DSW rule. For more information, go to EPA’s webpage dedicated to the rule here

Comments on the Proposed Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

The Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Task Force within the Hazardous Waste Subcommittee of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rule, Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals, published in the Federal Register on September 25, 2015 (80 FR 58013). These comments have not been reviewed or adopted by the ASTSWMO Board of Directors. In addition, individual State or Territorial hazardous waste programs may also provide comments based on their own State perspectives and experiences.

Comments on the Proposed Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

The Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Task Force within the Hazardous Waste Subcommittee of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rule, Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements, published in the Federal Register on September 25, 2015 (80 FR 57917). These comments have not been reviewed or adopted by the ASTSWMO Board of Directors. In addition, individual State or Territorial hazardous waste programs may also provide comments based on their own State perspectives and experiences.