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printech, February, 2001
Re: Hazardous Waste


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From:Matt Kaarlela (mattk@piatexas.org)
Date:Wed, 28 Feb 2001 16:04:27 -0800


Good point about not all states adopting paint as a universal waste stream. EPA has provisions for states that adopted the originally proposed universal waste streams to add additional waste streams. Many states did not add the paint related universal waste stream so that would be the first step. When I discussed it with the Texas regulatory folks, they thought it might be easier for states that didn't already have provisions for paint related waste to just consider adding language to include ink and paint as a universal waste stream. The original paint related waste proposal for Texas is available ( I believe) in the Texas Administrative Code 335.261,262. It should be available on the internet. The interpretation letter I received from the TNRCC is on our website at www.piatexas.org I'm not saying getting paint and ink universal waste streams added will be easy, but it is possible.



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