EPA Streamlines Regulation of Hazardous Secondary Materials

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has altered its regulation of hazardous secondary materials to encourage recycling. Specifically, it has streamlined requirements for the following:

• Materials generated and legitimately reclaimed under the control of the generator;

• Materials generated and transferred to another company for legitimate under specific conditions; and

• Materials that the EPA or an authorized state determines to be non-wastes through a case-by-case petition process.

“This provision ensures that only authentic recycling, and not treatment or disposal under the guise of recycling, receives the benefits of these streamlined regulations,” according to an EPA press release