Part 241 Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM): Categorical Non-Wastes When Combusted

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0110
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Agency is defining which non-hazardous secondary materials burned in combustion units are solid wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). This in turn will assist the Agency in determining which non-hazardous secondary materials will be subject to either the emissions standards under sections 112 or 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). If the secondary material is considered a "solid waste," the unit that burns the non-hazardous secondary material would be subject to the CAA section 129 requirements. The meaning of "solid waste" as defined under RCRA is important because CAA section 129, which regulates emissions from sources that combust solid wastes, states that the term "solid waste" shall have the meaning "established by the Administrator [pursuant to RCRA]."
RIN: 2050-AG44
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 241
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 6903(27), 42 USC 6912(a)(1)
Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
ANPRM01/02/200974 FR 41
NPRM06/04/201075 FR 31843
NPRM Notice of Public Hearings and Extension of Comment Period06/09/201075 FR 32682
Final Action03/21/201176 FR 15456
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2008-0329
Short Title: Part 241 Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM): Categorical Non-Wastes When Combusted
Keyword(s): non-hazardous secondary materials, NHSMs, categorical non-wastes, 40 CFR 241, Part 241, ID of Solid Waste Non-Hazardous Secd. Materials
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-RCRA

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 15, 2016 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 12/16/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0110-0130
Comment Period Closed
Jun 13, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/14/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0110-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 02/08/2016
ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0110-0135

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/11/2016
ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0110-0136
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/01/2016
ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0110-0134
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/07/2016
ID: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0110-0132


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Agency Contact
Marc Thomas
703 308-0023
703 308-0509 (Fax)
Washington, DC 20460
George Faison
703 305-7652
703 308-0509 (Fax)
Washington, DC 20460
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