Friday, September 09, 2011

EPA Public Meeting on Definition of Solid & Hazardous Waste

EPA Announces Two Public Meetings on Proposed Definition of Solid Waste rule for Hazardous Waste Recycling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting two public meetings on the agency’s proposed new safeguards for hazardous secondary materials recycling to protect public health and the environment. The proposal modifies EPA’s 2008 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule, which revised hazardous waste regulations to encourage recycling of hazardous secondary materials.

Both meetings will run from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (local time). People who want a guaranteed slot to speak must register no later than three business days before each hearing. Additionally, walk-ins and written
comments will be accepted at each hearing. The agency will consider the public’s comments in its final decision.

September 12: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

September 15: Avenue Crowne Plaza, 160 E Huron Street, Chicago, IL

EPA urges you to pre-register online

You may also submit your comments online through using docket number EPA-HQ-RCRA-2010-0742. EPA has extended the comment period for this rulemaking by 30 days and will now accept comments until October 20, 2011. (EPA)

More information about this rulemaking

Contact Information: Donna Heron 215-814-5113

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