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Hazardous Waste Management System: Land Disposal Restrictions - Federal Register Notice, May 15, 1992

In response to the January 9, 1992, Proposed Rule on Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) for Newly Listed Wastes and Hazardous Debris (see 57 FR 958), EPA received numerous comments regarding the availability of treatment capacity for hazardous debris, including comments from owners and operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDs), state regulatory agencies, Federal agencies, and industry trade associations.

Most of the commenters indicated that owners and operators of TSDs will have an extremely difficult, if not impossible, task in obtaining treatment capacity that meets the proposed standards for hazardous debris, or that could meet the existing treatment standards, by May 8, 1992, when the national capacity variance for most debris expires. EPA agrees with these comments, which confirm its own independent study.

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