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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Training Module about Solid and Hazardous Waste Exclusions

This training module:

  • Cites the regulatory section for exclusions, and identify materials that are not solid wastes and solid wastes that are not hazardous wastes
  • Locates the manufacturing process unit exclusion
  • Identifies the sample and treatability study exclusions and their applicability
  • Outlines and specify the conditions for meeting the exclusions for household wastes and mixtures of domestic sewage

Access other training modules that provide overviews of other specific RCRA regulatory topics here.

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