EPA Weighs Changes To Drum Reconditioners’ RCRA Waiver After Damages

January 9, 2023
EPA is launching a new rulemaking to consider possible changes to its waste rules for scores of drum reconditioning facilities after a recent agency report found that millions of gallons of hazardous waste residue in the drums resulted in extensive “damage” but were not regulated under an exemption for “empty” containers. Should the agency end the industry’s exemption from Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements for hazardous waste residues, it could also result in strict new air rules for...

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