EPA is amending the hazardous waste management regulations (40 CFR 261.4(a)) to exclude from the definition of solid waste those coke by-product residues that are recycled by being: (1) Returned to coke ovens as a feedstock to produce coke; (2) returned to the tar recovery process as a feedstock to produce coal tar; or (3) mixed with coal tar prior to coal tar refining or sale.
These residues are hazardous because they exhibit the Toxicity Characteristic (TC) of 40 CFR 261.24. This exclusion was proposed on July 26, 1991 (56 FR 35758). The Agency is also excluding the similarly-situated hazardous waste K087 when recycled in this way. These exclusions are conditioned on there being no land disposal of the recycled material. EPA's July proposal also proposed to list as hazardous seven wastes from the production, recovery and refining of coke by-products. EPA will address these listings in a separate final rule to be issued at a later date.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Exclusions - Federal Register Notice, June 22, 1992 (PDF)(2 pp, 5 K, June 22, 1992, FR Vol. 57, No. 120)