In this final rule, EPA amended its hazardous waste regulations under subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976, as amended, for testing and monitoring activities. These amendments replace the current Second Edition, including Updates I and II, of the EPA approved test methods manual "Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods," EPA Publication SW-846, by incorporating by reference the Third Edition (and its first update) into the RCRA regulations.
These amendments also:
- revise Appendices I - Method 1311 Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) and III - Chemical Analysis Test Methods to Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 261,
- delete Appendix X - Method of Analysis for Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins and Dibenzofurans, Method 8280, to 40 CFR part 261, and
- revise Appendices I - Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) and - X - Extraction Procedure (EP) Toxicity Test, to 40 CFR part 268.
- Hazardous Waste Management System, Testing and Monitoring Activities, Federal Register Notice (PDF)(12 pp, 2 MB, August 31, 1993, 58 FR 46040)