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Corrective Action for Solid Waste Management Units at Hazardous Waste Management Facilities; Partial Withdrawal of Rulemaking Proposal

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EPA announced its decision to withdraw most provisions of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for corrective action for solid waste management units (SWMUs) at hazardous waste management facilities (also known as the 1990 Subpart S proposal) published on July 27, 1990. The only exceptions to this decision relate to two jurisdictional issues and those elements of the proposed rule that were promulgated as a final rule on February 16, 1993. The jurisdictional issues relate to the definition of "facility" for corrective action purposes and the question of who is responsible for corrective action when there is a transfer of facility property. EPA planned to withdraw most of the proposed rule because they have determined that such regulations are not necessary to carry out the Agency's duties under sections 3004(u) and (v). Additionally, attempting to promulgate a comprehensive set of RCRA regulations at this time could unnecessarily disrupt the 33 State programs already authorized to carry out the Corrective Action Program in lieu of EPA, as well as the additional State programs currently undergoing review for authorization. This decision will end uncertainty related to this rulemaking for State regulators and owners and operators of hazardous waste management facilities.

Federal Register (PDF) (4 pp, 159 K) - October 7, 1999

Environmental Fact Sheet: EPA Discontinues Action on 1990 Subpart S Proposal (PDF) (2 pp, 13K) || Text File (2 pp, 4K)

Proposed Subpart S, 55 FR 30798 - EPA Discontinues Action on 1990 Subpart S Proposal || Text File (222 pp, 760K)

Index || Text File (1 pg, 2K)

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