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LDR Rules and Regulations 2012

Date: August 22, 2012
Citation: 77 FR 50622
Subject: Land Disposal Restrictions: Site-Specific Treatment Variance for Hazardous Selenium-Bearing Waste Treated by U.S. Ecology Nevada in Beatty NV - Final Rule
Abstract: EPA is granting a site-specific treatment variance, under the Land Disposal Restriction (LDR) program, to U.S. Ecology Nevada in Beatty, Nevada for the treatment of a hazardous selenium-bearing waste generated by the Owens-Brockway Glass Container Company in Vernon, California. The Agency has determined that the chemical properties of the waste generated by the Owens-Brockway Glass Container Corporation differs significantly from the waste used in developing the LDR treatment standard for selenium-bearing wastes, and as such, cannot be treated to the specified treatment level of 5.7 mg/L for selenium, as measured by the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP). The site-specific treatment variance provides an alternative treatment standard of 59 mg/L TCLP for selenium, with the condition that the waste to reagent ratio not exceed 1:0.45. The treated waste will be disposed in U.S. Ecology Nevada's permitted hazardous waste landfill.

Background information for the above rule is available through Regulations.gov, the government's electronic public docket and comment system. The Docket ID Number is EPA-HQ-RCRA-2010-0851.

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