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printreg, May, 2003
Liquid Waste Considered a Solid Hazardous Waste


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From: Debra Jacobson (djacobson@istc.illinois.edu )
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 09:32:09


As with many regulations, the wording can be somewhat confusing. The following is a definition of Solid Waste as it applies to liquids that are classified as hazardous waste.
Debra Jacobson
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EPA defines a solid waste in 40 CFR 261.2 as a discarded material that is either abandoned, recycled, inherently waste-like, or a military munition. Taking a more simplified approach in Appendix I to Part 260, EPA identifies a solid waste as any garbage, refuse, or sludge that is a solid, liquid, semi-solid or gaseous material. The term "solid waste" is employed by RCRA because of its roots in the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965 (SWDA), where the term was originally used. In 1976, RCRA was incorporated as a major amendment to SWDA.

To access 49 CFR 172.202 on-line, visit http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-retrieve.html#page1
Title: 40
Part: 261
Section: 2
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