Beneficial Use of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs) Survey Report

The ASTSWMO Beneficial Use Task Force prepared this Beneficial Use of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs) Survey Report to update its information on State regulation regarding the beneficial use of CCRs. The report includes information regarding: State definitions of CCRs; classification systems and tiered approaches; large scale fills; and end-of-life management.

Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Waste

The Municipal D Waste Task Force within the Materials Management Subcommittee of the Association of State and Tenitorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) proposed Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units.

Reconsideration and Proposed Amendments: Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Waste (cumulatively called the “CISWI Reconsideration,” 76 FR 80452, December 23, 2011).

Comments on the MSW Characterization Report Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2011-0178

The Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Recycling Task Force within the Solid Waste Subcommittee of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments in response to the U.S. Environmental Agency’s (EPA) request for input on the MSW Characterization Report and additional measurement issues in the August 2, 2011 Federal Register notice, EPA Seeking Input Materials Measurement; Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Recycling, and Source Reduction Measurement in the U.S, (76 FR 46290).

Comments on the MSW Characterization Report Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2011-0178

The Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Recycling Task Force within the Solid Waste Subcommittee of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments in response to the U.S. Environmental Agency’s (EPA) request for input on the MSW Characterization Report and additional measurement issues in the August 2, 2011 Federal Register notice, EPA Seeking Input Materials Measurement; Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Recycling, and Source Reduction Measurement in the U.S, (76 FR 46290).

Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Waste

ASTSWMO appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rule, Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Waste, published in the Federal Register on June 4, 2010 (75 FR 3 1844). These comments have not been reviewed or adopted by the ASTSWMO Board of Directors. In addition, individual State or Territorial solid waste programs may also provide comments based on their perspectives and experiences. In commenting on this solid waste management proposal — which was proposed concurrently by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the air emission requirements under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112 for indusfrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters, as well as air emission requirements under CAA section 129 for commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units – we recognize that our State colleagues who regulate and administer air programs may also provide EPA with their views on issues raised in the proposed rule.

Product Stewardship Framework Policy Document

The following product stewardship policy document outlines many of the components and issues that States are grappling with as they consider how to effectively implement product stewardship for a wide variety of products and materials. The document is meant to serve as guidance in the development of State policy that addresses the environmental impact of products particularly as States transition from a focus on individual products to a more comprehensive and consistent framework approach.