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Federal Register Notice: Final Rule with Amendments for Delay of Closure Period for Hazardous Waste Management Facilities

EPA amended portions of the closure requirements under subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) applicable to owners and operators of certain types of hazardous waste facilities. This final rule allows, under limited circumstances, a landfill, surface impoundment, or land treatment unit to remain open after the final receipt of hazardous wastes in order to receive non-hazardous wastes in that unit. This final rule details the circumstances under which a unit may remain open to receive non-hazardous wastes and describes the conditions applicable to such units.

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