California Abruptly Pulls Plan To Regulate Metal Shredding As Haz-Waste

September 15, 2021
California’s toxics department has abruptly withdrawn its proposed emergency rule to regulate metal shredding operations under strict hazardous waste management requirements, after receiving strong pushback from the metal recycling industry and continued confusion from environmentalists and others about its practical effects. “To improve clarity in proposed metal shredder regulations, [the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)] has withdrawn its request for emergency rulemaking with the Office of Administrative Law [OAL],” the department said in a Sept. 10 statement. “A new...

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