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Federal Register Notice: Technical Corrections to Regulations on Farmer Exemptions

On August 8, 1986, EPA promulgated regulations for the export of hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and in doing so moved the RCRA farmer exemption to a new section in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). EPA, however, failed to modify other sections in the CFR which refer to the farmer exemption by section. Then, on July 8, 1987, EPA sought to amend the farmer exemption to make it clear that farmers who were otherwise exempt from hazardous waste regulations were also exempt from the land disposal restrictions. In doing so, EPA inadvertently moved the farmer exemption back to its old section (which was already occupied by the export regulations). These amendments will correct these errors.

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