Materials Management Publications

2021

2021 ASTSWMO Mid-Year Webinar Recordings (5/6/2021) - Presentations Welcome, Plenary, and Keynote What’s the Buzz in Materials Management? Materials Management Roundtable Containment Sumps Repairs Unintended Consequences of Petroleum Remediation State Revenues and Impacts to the Tanks Programs Planning for Resiliency and Sustainability of Remedies in a Changing… ... Read More
Sustainable Materials Management Task Force Comments on Recycling Rate Measurement (3/9/2021) - Comments by the ASTSWMO Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Task Force regarding EPA’s measurement methodology for increasing the national recycling rate to 50% by 2030, provided to EPA on March 8, 2021. ... Read More
Beneficial Use of Fill-Like Materials Survey Report (2/17/2021) - The Beneficial Use Task Force of the ASTSWMO Materials Management Subcommittee undertook the task of surveying the States and Territories (States) regarding beneficial uses of various fill-like materials in the United States. This report summarizes the results of that survey… ... Read More
ASTSWMO Solid Waste Disposal and Conversion Task Force Comments on ANPRM for CCR Legacy Surface Impoundments (2/11/2021) - The Solid Waste Disposal and Conversion Task Force of ASTSWMO’s Materials Management Subcommittee submitted comments to EPA on February 11, 2021 regarding the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Legacy Surface Impoundments. ... Read More
Odor Control at RCRA Subtitle D Landfills (1/19/2021) - The ASTSWMO Solid Waste Disposal and Conversion Task Force has prepared this compendium providing an overview of the common landfill odors; meteorological conditions and operational impacts affecting the development and perception of landfill odors; and many options for landfill odor… ... Read More

2020

ASTSWMO Materials Management Subcommittee Comments on 2020 EPA Draft National Recycling Strategy (12/15/2020) - The Materials Management Subcommittee of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on EPA’s Draft National Recycling Strategy and the new U.S. National Recycling Goal to increase the national recycling… ... 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
2020 SMM Task Force Comments on EPA’s National Recycling Goals (10/2/2020) - Members of the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Task Force within the Materials Management Subcommittee of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) have been participants in EPA’s America Recycles Day efforts to create the National Framework… ... Read More
NEWMOA: State Actions to Address Recycling Market Changes (7/21/2020) - The Association of State & Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) Sustainable Materials Management Task Force conducted a survey in 2019-2020 of State solid waste & recycling programs to better understand how they are responding to the restrictions imposed by… ... 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
ASTSWMO Solid Waste Disposal and Conversion Task Force Comments Proposed to Federal CCR Permit Program (7/16/2020) - The Solid Waste Disposal and Conversion Task Force within the Materials Management Subcommittee of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule,… ... Read More

2019

Radiation Task Force TENORM Webinar (2/25/2019) - The ASTSWMO Radiation Task Force presented a webinar on February 14, 2019 that highlighted their 2018 guidance document, “Waste Generation and Disposal: Awareness, Management, and Disposal Guidance for Solid Waste Containing Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM).” Presentations addressed… ... Read More

2018

The Economics of Recycling: Reports from States and Others (2/28/2018) - In order to educate ASTSWMO members and others about the economic benefits of recycling, the Sustainable Materials Management Task Force assembled this list of recent reports on the economic benefits of recycling. The time span of reports included is from… ... Read More
Waste Generation and Disposal: Awareness, Management, and Disposal Guidance for Solid Waste Containing Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM) (2/15/2018) - Radioactive material is found naturally in water, soils and rock. When this type of radioactive material is found in its original location and in its natural concentration distributions (including ore bodies) it is referred to as Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material… ... Read More

2017

Beneficial Use of Drill Cuttings, Produced Water and Fluids in the U.S. (11/29/2017) - The Beneficial Use Task Force developed this report as a supplement to their March 2015 Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Waste Management Survey Report. In the 2015 Survey Report, the Task Force recommended further exploration of how exploration and… ... Read More
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 Federal Regulation of Coal Combustion Residuals (10/17/2016) - On April 17, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final rule, Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities (80 FR 21301). This Position Paper is a brief update from ASTSWMO… ... Read More

2015

Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Waste Management Survey Report (3/29/2015) - The report provides the findings of a survey conducted by the ASTSWMO Beneficial Use Task Force regarding management of exploration and production wastes (E&P wastes) from development of oil and gas resources in the United States. Forty States responded to… ... Read More

2013

ASTSWMO Subtitle D Post-Closure Position Paper (7/16/2013) - Regulations promulgated approximately twenty years ago by individual States under the authority of Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) include provisions regarding the post-closure care of municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The Subtitle D regulations establish… ... Read More

Archives

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2015

Comments on the Proposed Revision to the RD&D Permits Rule for MSW Landfills (12/16/2015) - ASTSWMO appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule, Revision to the Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Permits Rule for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, published in the Federal Register on November 13, 2015… ... Read More

2014

State Regulations and Policies for Control of Naturally-Occurring and Accelerator Produced Radioactive Materials (NARM) and Technologically Enhanced Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Materials (TENORM) (12/16/2014) - Between 2011 and 2012, the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials’ (ASTSWMO’s) Radiation Focus Group developed three reference documents on naturally-occurring, radioactive materials (NORM). The first, Incidental TENORM: A Guidance for State Solid Waste Managers (April 2011),… ... Read More
Product Stewardship Program Evaluation Tool (9/16/2014) - This tool was developed as a follow-up piece to the ASTSWMO Product Stewardship Framework Policy document, which is described in a subsequent section. As noted in the policy document, under a framework approach, States can define the product stewardship program… ... Read More
Commercial Sector Recycling Reference Sheets (7/29/2014) - The Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Recycling Task Force of ASTSWMO’s Solid Waste Subcommittee has developed a series of reference sheets on waste reduction and recycling in various commercial sectors. ... Read More
ASTSWMO Position Paper on Coal Combustion Residuals (7/20/2014) - This publication has been replaced by this document here. On June 21, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the rule, Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Special Wastes; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From… ... Read More

2013

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

Beneficial Use of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs) Survey Report (9/29/2012) - 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… ... Read More
Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Waste (2/16/2012) - 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… ... Read More

2011

Comments on the MSW Characterization Report Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2011-0178 (11/16/2011) - 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… ... Read More
Comments on the MSW Characterization Report Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2011-0178 (9/17/2011) - 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… ... Read More

2010

Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Waste (8/17/2010) - 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… ... Read More
Product Stewardship Framework Policy Document (1/17/2010) - 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… ... Read More