Modification of the Hazardous Waste Program: Hazardous Waste Lamps. Final Rule - July 6, 1999

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Courtesy of US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

Today's final rule adds hazardous waste lamps to the federal list of universal wastes regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Handlers of universal wastes are subject to less stringent standards for storing, transporting, and collecting these wastes. The Agency has concluded that regulating spent hazardous waste lamps as a universal waste under 40 CFR Part 273 will lead to better management of these lamps and will facilitate compliance with hazardous waste requirements. Today's final rule, which streamlines the Subtitle C management requirements for hazardous waste lamps, also supports energy conservation efforts.

 

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