Friday, August 12, 2011
EPA Issues Rule on Carbamate Wastes
Carbamate wastes are wastes generated from the production of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Due to their toxicity, carbamate wastes are regulated as hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Today’s action will extend Best Demonstrated Available Technology (BDAT) as an alternative treatment standard for all carbamate wastes. This alternative treatment standard will help industries comply with stringent hazardous waste disposal regulations and allow EPA to enforce these regulations to their fullest extent.
The public comment period on the rule closed on July 13, 2011. The rule will be effective on August 12, 2011. (EPA)
More information on the rule