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Federal Register Notice: Proposed Amendments to Interim Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Management Facilities

On May 19, 1980, EPA promulgated regulations, applicable to owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities during interim status. These regulations prohibited the landfill disposal of most containerized liquid waste or waste containing free liquid on and after November 19, 1981. As a result of issues raised by the regulated community with respect to this prohibition, the Agency proposed an amendment to allow some containers holding free liquids to be disposed of in a landfill in some circumstances.

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