Inside EPA - 04/26/2019

EPA Rejects Petition To Update Oil, Gas Waste Rules, Sparking Criticism

April 23, 2019
Sparking strong criticism, EPA has rejected environmentalists' petition seeking to revise federal waste rules for the disposal of oil and gas wastes, leaving in place generic standards that apply to all non-hazardous solid waste and deferring to existing state programs as better able to handle the management of such wastes. EPA in an April 23 letter told environmental groups that it has decided it is “not necessary at this time” to revise Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D...

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