EPA Revises Exemptions for Wastewater Treatment

December 2005
Professional Safety;Dec2005, Vol. 50 Issue 12, p49
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the finalization of the revisions to the wastewater treatment exemptions for hazardous waste mixtures initiated by Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. The agency is taking steps to provide flexible and environmentally sound regulatory management through: (1) addition of two solvents to the list of solvents exempted from the rules under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; (2) addition of an option to directly measure solvent chemical levels at the headworks of the wastewater treatment system; (3) clarification in the preamble that scrubber waters generated from the incineration of spent solvents listed in the headworks rule would be eligible for the exemption; and (4) addition of listed hazardous wastes as eligible for the exemption.


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