Hazardous Waste Publications

2021

ASTSWMO RCRA Corrective Action Webinar Series: Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC Site: Case-Study (3/31/2021) - View Presentation The 78-acre Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC site had a long history of industrial use, including the manufacturing of products used in dyes and pigments, photographic chemicals, consumer products and pharmaceuticals, among others. For more than a decade,… ... Read More
ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Subcommittee comments to EPA’s e-Manifest Advisory Board (2/25/2021) - The ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Subcommittee provided comments to the EPA Hazardous Waste Electronic System (“e-Manifest”) Advisory Board for the Board’s public meeting on March 2-4, 2021, on the meeting theme, “Looking Ahead: Setting E-Manifest Program Priorities and User Fees for… ... Read More
ASTSWMO Comments on EPA State Review Framework FY2021 (2/2/2021) - Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Task Force within the ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Subcommittee provided feedback regarding the fiscal year performance data that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to use in conducting State Review Framework (SRF) reviews in FY2021. ... Read More

2020

Webinar – RCRA Subtitle C Corrective Action 2020 and The Road Ahead Webinar Series: GenX and related PFAS in North Carolina (11/20/2020) - View Presentation The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has been working to assess and mitigate PFAS emissions from the Chemours facility in Fayetteville, NC, for several years. PFAS compounds were first discovered in the Cape Fear River by EPA… ... Read More
ASTSWMO Annual Webinar Recordings (11/16/2020) - Presentations Welcome and Opening Remarks Keynote Federal Real Property Transfer & Disposal Protecting Your Tanks Program: From Cost Evaluation to Fraud Prevention CERCLA & Brownfields: Emergency Preparedness UST System Inspections During the COVID-19 Pandemic CERCLA, Brownfields and Federal Facilities: Public… ... Read More
RCRA Subtitle C Corrective Action and The Road Ahead Webinar Series: Risk Assessment Modeling and Risk Management (10/6/2020) - View Presentation 1 View Presentation 2 View Comparison Report View Residential QRA Report View RCRA Screening Report This webinar, the first in a series of follow-on webinars from the September 2020 ASTSWMO RCRA Corrective Action Conference, will feature two presentations,… ... Read More
2020 RCRA Corrective Action Conference – Webinars (9/4/2020) - Agenda View Full Agenda The 2020 ASTSWMO RCRA Corrective Action Conference was held on September 1-3, 2020 as a virtual event. The Conference featured the theme, “RCRA Corrective Action: 2020 and The Road Ahead”, to acknowledge 2020 as the milestone… ... Read More
ASTSWMO State-EPA Hazardous Waste Roundtable Webinars (9/3/2020) - The ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Subcommittee hosted two State-EPA Hazardous Waste Roundtable webinars in May and in June 2020. Subcommittee Chair Paula Bansch (IN) moderated both Roundtables. Part 1 The first Roundtable was held on May 14, 2020. The webinar recording… ... Read More
ASTSWMO Comments to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Proposed Interpretative Rule (7/20/2020) - The Materials Management and Hazardous Waste Subcommittees of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) appreciate the opportunity to jointly provide comments on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) Proposed Interpretive Rule, Transfer of Very Low-Level… ... Read More
Inspecting Permitted Facilities & Following Permit Conditions (5/21/2020) - View Presentation Speaker Bio The Corrective Action and Permitting Task Force within ASTSWMO’s Hazardous Waste Subcommittee is hosting a webinar on Inspecting Permitted Facilities & Following Permit Conditions. It is critical that RCRA Permit Writers and Inspectors work together to… ... Read More
Electronic Tools for Hazardous Waste Inspections – Webinar (5/1/2020) - View Presentation ASTSWMO’s Hazardous Waste Subcommittee hosted the webinar, Electronic Tools for Hazardous Waste Inspections, on April 30, 2020. The webinar was originally planned as a session at the ASTSWMO Mid-Year Meeting. The webinar discussed: Arkansas’ experience field testing the… ... Read More

2017

Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) Management Position Paper (4/17/2017) - Due to the fast-paced changes in technology and consumer interest in buying new electronic products, many States are seeing an increase in the amount of older electronic items being discarded. Monitors and televisions with cathode ray tube (CRT) technology are… ... Read More

2016

ASTSWMO Position Paper on RCRA Subtitle C Hazardous Waste Program Information and RCRAInfo Database Operation and Maintenance (10/17/2016) - Since the enactment of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1976 and subsequent amendments, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed and maintained several information systems. These evolving information management systems are necessary for tracking and maintaining… ... Read More

2012

Fluorescent Lamp Drum-Top Crusher Survey Results (12/12/2012) - U.S. EPA and State and Territorial (States) regulatory agencies recommend that mercury containing fluorescent lamps be recycled. One device commonly used by industry at the beginning of the recycling process is the drum‐top crusher (DTC). Studies have revealed significant problems… ... Read More

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2016

Summary of EPA Final Waste Analysis Plan Guidance (10/15/2016) - 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… ... Read More
Summary of EPA 2015 Definition of Solid Waste Rule (10/15/2016) - 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… ... Read More

2015

Comments on the Proposed Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals (12/15/2015) - 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,… ... Read More
Comments on the Proposed Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (12/15/2015) - 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… ... Read More
2015 Definition of Solid Waste Final Rule Analysis (7/29/2015) - This Summary Analysis compares final rule provisions with comments submitted on the 2011 proposal by ASTSWMO Task Forces in October 2011. See the comments under the Hazardous Waste Subcommittee Policies and Publications on this page. ... Read More
ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Subcommittee Members in Action Fact Sheet (6/29/2015) - In fulfillment of one of its tasks in its Strategic Plan Work Plan, the Hazardous Waste Subcommittee developed a one-page fact sheet that summarizes what it means to be a member of the Subcommittee and its Task Forces. The fact… ... Read More

2013

ASTSWMO Position Paper on e-Manifest Funding (10/15/2013) - The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) strongly supports the development of the e-Manifest system that is currently underway. We and our member States, Territories and the District of Columbia (States) have supported this system since… ... Read More
The Hazardous Waste Subcommittee Comments on Revisions to “Waste Analysis at Facilities That Generate, Treat, Store, and Dispose of Hazardous Wastes: A Guidance Manual” (6/13/2013) - The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) Hazardous Waste Subcommittee appreciates the opportunity to provide comments regarding the revision to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) "Waste Analysis at Facilities that Generate, Treat, Store, and Dispose… ... Read More
ASTSWMO Position Paper: A New Regulatory Approach to Pharmaceutical Waste Management (4/15/2013) - Many studies have demonstrated that pharmaceutical compounds are making their way into the environment. Although little can be done to prevent some pharmaceuticals from reaching environmental receptors, the destiny of waste pharmaceuticals can be controlled. The Association of State and… ... Read More
ASTSWMO Subtitle C and Subtitle D Post-Closure Care Period Final Survey Report (3/15/2013) - In August 2011, the ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste and Materials Management Subcommittees conducted a joint Subtitle C and Subtitle D Post-Closure Care (PCC) Period Survey that was sent to hazardous and solid waste programs in the States, Territories and District of… ... Read More

2012

Post Closure Care Beyond 30 Years at RCRA Subtitle C Facilities Position Paper (11/15/2012) - Regulations promulgated under the authority of Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), include provisions regarding the post-closure care of hazardous waste land disposal units. The Subtitle C regulations establish a 30-year post-closure care period as the… ... Read More
RCRAInfo User’s Manual (9/15/2012) - This document was developed to provide general data entry guidance to users new to the world of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and RCRAInfo and provide “plain talk” instructions on how to understand various aspects of the user… ... Read More

2011

ASTSWMO Comments on the December 9, 2011 Report titled “EPA Must Improve Oversight of State Enforcement” (12/15/2011) - The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) has reviewed the December 9, 2011 report titled EPA Must Improve Oversight of State Enforcement (the Report) and is compelled to respond due to what we believe is a… ... Read More
The Hazardous Waste and Solid Waste Subcommittees provide input on the RCRA Messaging initiative. (10/15/2011) - The Hazardous Waste and Solid Waste Subcommittees of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) appreciate your invitation to  provide input on the "RCRA Messaging" initiative. In this letter, we offer our perspectives on this initiative… ... Read More
The Hazardous Waste Recycling and Program Information Management Task Forces comment on the Definition of Solid Waste Notice Proposed Rule (76 FR 44094) (10/15/2011) - The Hazardous Waste Recycling and Program Information Management Task Forces (Task Forces) of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) Hazardous Waste Subcommittee, have reviewed the July 22, 2011 Proposed Rule concerning potential revisions to the… ... Read More
The Subcommittee requests a 60-day extension of the comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) supplemental proposal to revise the definition of solid waste (DSW) rule (8/15/2011) - The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) Hazardous Waste Subcommittee respectfully requests a 60-day extension of the comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) supplemental proposal to revise the definition of solid waste (DSW) rule.… ... Read More
Pricing Factors White Paper and Spreadsheet (6/15/2011) - In January 2007, the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) Board of Directors released the State RCRA Subtitle C Core Hazardous Waste Management Program Implementation Costs Final Report (2007 Core Report), which examined the “nature and… ... Read More

2010

Final Performance Systems Survey, Developed by the Performance Systems Task Force (4/15/2010) - The Performance Systems Task Force of the Hazardous Waste Subcommittee of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) has engaged in activities to coordinate States’ efforts in identifying opportunities for facility specific flexibility under the RCRA… ... Read More