Frequent Questions

If a hazardous waste is to be reclaimed, when is it no longer regulated?

If a hazardous waste is to be reclaimed, it still is a solid waste until reclamation has been completed. Thus, the fact that wastes may be used after reclamation does not affect their status as wastes before and while being reclaimed (50 FR 614, 633; January 4, 1985).

The January 4, 1985, Federal Register is available at the following URL http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/dsw/fedreg/50fr61401041985.pdf

This guidance represents clarification of the Federal regulations. Since most states are authorized to implement the Federal regulations, you should contact your state agency to acquire additional information on reclamation the determination of a hazardous waste. State web sites may be found at the following URL:  http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/wyl/stateprograms.htm

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