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Federal Register Notice: Final Rule Amending Hazardous Waste Testing and Monitoring Activities

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.
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