Wood Surface Protection; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Testing and Monitoring Activities; Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities, Federal Register Notice, April 27, 1993

Abstract

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the regulations for hazardous waste management under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) by proposing to list as hazardous certain wastes from the use of chlorophenolic formulations in the wood surface protection industry. The Agency is proposing to list these wastes if the user's in-process formulation contains a concentration greater than 100 ppb pentachlorophenate. This action proposes various testing, analysis, recordkeeping requirements and management standards for wood surface protection plants. Related to the testing requirement, the Agency proposes to amend SW-846 ("Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/ Chemical Methods") to include Method 4010 (Immunoassay Test for the Presence of Pentachlorophenate). This action also proposes to modify the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) list of hazardous substances to reflect the newly proposed listing. This action proposes to add six hazardous constituents to appendix VIII of 40 CFR part 261 and to amend appendix VII of 40 CFR part 261 by adding F033 and the hazardous constituents found in the wastes on which the listing determination is based. Finally, this action also requests comment on the option not to list as hazardous wastes from the surface protection processes wtich would fall within the scope of this proposed listing. The "no-list" option is being considered by the Agency because future generation of these wastes is expected to rapidly diminish and because the results from risk analysis show that risk from the dominant exposure pathways is relatively modest assuming the widespread use of chlorophenolics does not resume. The intended effect of this proposed listing will be to insure that wastes generated from surface protection processes covered under this listing will be properly managed. DATES: EPA will accept public comments on this proposed rule until June 28, 1993. Comments postmarked after this date will be marked "late" and may not be considered. Requests for extensions will not be granted due to judicial deadlines for the promulgation of a final rule. Any person may request a public hearing on this proposal by filing a request with Mr. David Bussard, whose address appears below, by May 11, 1993. ADDRESSES: The official record of this rule-making is identified by Docket Number F-93-F33P-FFFFF and is located at the following address: EPA RCRA Docket Clerk, room 2427 (OS332), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW., Washington, DC 20460. The docket is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. The public must make an appointment to review docket materials by calling (202) 260-9327. The public may copy 100 pages from the docket at no charge; additional copies are $0.15 per page. Copies of materials relevant to the CERCLA portions of this rulemaking also are located in room 2427 at the above address. To request a public hearing on this proposal file a request with Mr. David Bussard (OW-330), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW., Washington, DC 20460. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The RCRA/Superfund Hotline, at (800) 4249346 (toll-free) or (703) 920-9810, in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The TDD Hotline number is (800) 553-7672 (toll-free) or (703) 486-3323, locally. For technical information on the proposed listing, contact Mr. David J. Carver at (202) 260-6775, Office of Solid Waste (OS-333), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW., Washington, DC 20460. For technical information on the CERCLA aspects of this rule, contact: Ms. Gerain H. Perry, Response Standards and Criteria Branch, Emergency Response Division (5202-G), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW., Washington, DC 20460, (703) 603-8732. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To assist the public in its review of critical documents, the Agency has provided copies of all relevant background documents to the following affected National trade groups: American Forest & Paper Association, and the National Furniture Manufacturers Association. These documents are also available for public review in the docket for this rulemaking. The contents of this preambl.3 are listed in the following outline:

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@inproceedings{BussardWoodSP, title={Wood Surface Protection; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Testing and Monitoring Activities; Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities, Federal Register Notice, April 27, 1993}, author={David Bussard} }