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Federal Register Notice: Proposed Rule for the Delay of the Closure Period for Hazardous Waste Management Facilities

EPA proposed to amend 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 land disposal facilities. The proposed amendments would allow, under limited circumstances, a landfill or surface impoundment to remain open after the final receipt of hazardous wastes in order to receive non-hazardous wastes in that unit. This proposed rule details the circumstances under which a unit may remain open to receive nonhazardous wastes and describes the conditions applicable to such units.

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