Environmental & Regulatory Compliance News for June 2008

Environmental & Regulatory Compliance News Archive

EPA Amends Hazardous Waste Listing

Effective July 7, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will amend the list of hazardous wastes from non-specific sources (called F-wastes) by modifying the scope of the EPA Hazardous Waste No. F019. Specifically, the agency plans to exempt wastewater treatment sludges from zinc phosphating, when such phosphating is used in the motor vehicle manufacturing process—provided that the wastes are not placed outside on the land prior to shipment to a landfill for disposal, and the wastes are placed in landfill units that are subject to or meet the specified landfill design criteria.