As Waste ‘Crisis’ Grows, EPA Floats Options To Ease Incineration Shortage

September 2, 2021
EPA’s waste office is providing its regional offices with a series of options under existing Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations in response to a mounting backlog of hazardous waste awaiting incineration due to a series of factors and urgent requests from industry to provide regulatory relief to address the “crisis." The options, which include state and regional officials granting time extensions to allow facilities to store hazardous waste longer than regulations allow without an authorized extension, are intended...

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