Environmental Protection Agency: Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste
GAO-09-170R: Nov 7, 2008
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on revisions to the definition of solid waste. GAO found that (1) the final rule revises the definition of solid waste to exclude certain hazardous secondary materials from regulation under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, codifies the factors to be used in determining whether recycling under the rule is legitimate, and establishes a non-waste determination process that provides persons with an administrative process; and (2) EPA complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.