ASTSWMO Webinar on RCRA-CERCLA Integration

ASTSWMO’s State Federal Coordination Focus Group hosted a webinar on CERCLA/RCRA integration at federal facilities. This webinar is a two-hour session which aims to build upon the current CERCLA/RCRA integration course offered by the EPA on CLU-IN. The webinar is broken into four sections designed to educate Waste Management officials at varying levels of experience. The topics cover: – Creation RCRA & CERCLA – RCRA vs. CERCLA: Legal Framework Breakdown – State Perspective on RCRA/CERCLA Integration – Question and Answer Session

The following webinar presents EPA OECA’s position on RCRA/CERCLA Integration.

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ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Subcommittee Comments on Proposed RCRA Refrigerants Recycling Standards

On December 18, 2023, the ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Subcommittee submitted comments to EPA regarding proposed alternative standards for certain ignitable spent refrigerants under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) within the proposed rule, Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Management of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons and Substitutes Under Subsection (h) of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020.

Post-Closure Care Beyond 30 Years at RCRA Subtitle C Facilities

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 default requirement (See 40 CFR § 264.117). The 2022 position paper highlights key issues and recommends that EPA either revise the RCRA regulations for post-closure or issue supplemental guidance on the implementation of the post-closure regulations under Subtitle C of RCRA congruent with the key issues raised.

ASTSWMO RCRA Corrective Action Webinar Series: Michigan’s Long-Term Stewardship Program and Its Use of Drones

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The State of Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Hazardous Waste Program (HWP) conducts a Corrective Action Monitoring and Maintenance (CAMM) program that involves inspecting all RCRA Treatment, Storage, and Disposal (TSD) facilities that have completed corrective action. The CAMM program helps ensure facility compliance with the requirements of legal agreements in place. The presentation also discusses how Drone Photometry tools have assisted the CAMM program to the benefit of the Department and the facility.

ASTSWMO RCRA Corrective Action Webinar Series: Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC Site: Case-Study

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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, investigations and interim measures were performed under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 3013 and 3008(h) Administrative Orders. Prior to 1995, limited progress and minimal stakeholder outreach led to community frustration, distrust and legal entanglements. This presentation focused on the stakeholder-driven approach to corrective measures that successfully turned public opinion around, achieved full community support for the remedy, and addressed site impacts in a sustainable manner. Remedy construction was deemed complete on September 30, 2019. Today, all that remains is long-term operation, maintenance and monitoring of the final remedy. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, following a 45-day public comment period, where public support and appreciation of the future vision of land-use for the property was heard, issued a Stewardship Permit, a form of RCRA Corrective Action post-remedy permit to ensure long-term stewardship at the property, on March 9, 2021. Speaker: Russell Downey Director – Environmental Engineering, Remediation & Transactions Global Engineering Pfizer Inc

Webinar – RCRA Subtitle C Corrective Action 2020 and The Road Ahead Webinar Series: GenX and related PFAS in North Carolina

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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 researchers. Various PFAS compounds, including HFPO Dimer Acid, or “GenX,” have since been discovered in surface water, rain, soil, sediment, fish, foam on surface water, and in private drinking water wells more than 12 miles from the facility. Join staff from the NC DEQ to learn more about the PFAS investigation in the area and how impacted resources are being addressed to protect human health and the environment.

2020 RCRA Corrective Action Conference – Webinars

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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 year for achieving RCRA corrective action goals and the work that remains beyond 2020. On the first two days, two sessions were separated by a break. There was a continuous session on the last day.

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DAY 3

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Other Resources

EPA RCRA Corrective Action Program Vision / Mission / Goals for 2030 Click Here EPA Hazardous Waste Corrective Action webpage Click Here

ASTSWMO Position Paper on RCRA Subtitle C Hazardous Waste Program Information and RCRAInfo Database Operation and Maintenance

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 information pertaining to the multitude of sites around the country involved in the generation, transportation, and management of hazardous waste.