Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste, Petroleum Refining Process Wastes, Land Disposal Restrictions for Newly Identified Wastes, and CERCLA Hazardous Substances Designation

OGC-99-7: Published: Oct 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1998.


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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on the hazardous waste management system. GAO held that: (1) the rule would amend the EPA's regulations for hazardous waste management under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act by listing as hazardous four wastes generated during petroleum refining; (2) it would also contain EPA's decision not to list ten other petroleum refining wastes; and (3) EPA complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.

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