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®: CRE Regulatory Action of the Week

EPA Re-Proposes Definition of Solid Waste
On March 15, 2007, the US Environmental Protection Agency re-proposed the Agency’s definition of Solid Waste. This re-proposal changes the Solid Waste definition that EPA proposed in 2003. EPA states that its new definition responds to critical comments on the 2003 proposal, especially with regard to the 2003 exclusions from regulation based on reclamation and recycling.

According to EPA, “The new proposal streamlines regulation of hazardous secondary materials to encourage beneficial recycling and help conserve resources. By removing unnecessary controls, recycling these materials will not only be safe, but also easier and more cost-efficient. “

EPA wants comments on the new proposal no later than 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. As of March 19, 2007, the new definition has not been published in the Federal Register.

  • Click here for EPA website on the re-proposed Definition of Solid Waste