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Federal Register Notice: Final Rule for Liquids in Landfills

Under authority of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (HSWA), EPA is promulgated a  final rule regarding the landfill disposal of containerized liquids mixed with sorbents. This rule satisfies the statutory requirement that EPA issue a rule that prohibits the disposal in hazardous waste landfills of liquids that have been sorbed in materials that biodegrade or that release liquids when compressed as might occur during routine landfill operations. 

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