EPA Sets Narrow Reading Of RCRA Incinerator Exemptions For Drug Waste

September 18, 2023
EPA has quietly adopted a narrow reading of its Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) guidance that sought to provide flexibility to help offset a backlog of hazardous waste slated for incineration, rejecting a medical firm’s request for more flexibility and instead urging the sector to use existing waivers for pharmaceuticals in combustion and incinerators. In a letter dated March 10 but only posted to its website in July, EPA told a healthcare company it will not further broaden how...

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