DOE Presses EPA To Drop ‘Burdensome’ Provisions In OB/OD Proposal

April 29, 2024
The Department of Energy (DOE) is warning EPA that several elements of its proposed rule for open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) of waste munitions are overly “burdensome,” especially for facilities going through an emergency disposal process, and urging the agency to ease or eliminate some of those mandates to avoid heavy administrative costs. In April 15 comments recently posted to EPA’s regulatory docket, DOE expressed concerns with the agency’s proposal to set standards for assessing when alternatives to OB/OD are “safe...

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