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Federal Register Notice: Proposed Rule and Request for Comment on Standards for Hazardous Waste Generators

In this action, EPA proposed and requested comment on a regulatory scheme for generators of 100-1000 kilograms of hazardous waste per month that is based upon the regulatory requirements applicable to larger generators contained in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR) Part 262. The proposal also extends the period of on-site storage allowed without the need for interim status or a permit for these generators to up to 180 days (or up to 270 days for quantities up to 6000 kilograms for generators that must ship their waste greater than 200 miles for treatment or disposal). Such storage would be subject to certain requirements under today's proposed rule. Today's proposed rules would impose full 40 CFR Part 264 and 265 treatment, storage,and disposal standards on generators of 100-1000 kilogram per month that treat, store, or dispose of their wastes on-site if not otherwise exempted. However, this proposal would delay the effective date of these requirements to allow on-site facilities to come into compliance withthe hazardous waste facility standard or shift their management practices away from on-site management.

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