Fearing Costs, Industry Backs EPA’s Bid To End RCRA ‘Corrosivity’ Suit

March 25, 2022
A range of major industry sectors is backing EPA in its fight against a whistleblower group’s effort to strengthen the agency’s “corrosivity” standard under the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA), with industry citing major adverse cost, waste disposal and beneficial reuse impacts that would result from the changes being sought by petitioners. “Amending the corrosivity characteristic as requested would result in classifying as ‘hazardous’ millions of tons more material than could be accommodated in currently available Subtitle C landfills,...

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