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Adding Aerosol Cans to the Universal Waste Regulations (Final)
Dec. 10, 2019
EPA is adding hazardous waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program under the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. This change will benefit the wide variety of establishments generating and managing hazardous waste aerosol cans, including the retail sector, by providing a clear, protective system for managing discarded aerosol cans. The streamlined universal waste regulations are expected to ease regulatory burdens on retail stores and others that discard hazardous waste aerosol cans; promote the collection and recycling of these cans; and encourage the development of municipal and commercial programs to reduce the quantity of these wastes going to municipal solid waste landfills or combustors. This final rule is effective on February 7, 2020. POC is Laura Stanley, Office of Land and Emergency Management (5304P), EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; tele: 703-308-7285; email: stanley.laura@epa,gov. https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2019-25674

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