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EPA/SWER RIN: 2050-AE69 Publication ID: Spring 1999 
Title: ●Proposed Regulatory Amendments on Recycling of Hazardous Wastes in Fertilizers 
Abstract: This rulemaking is intended to revise the current RCRA regulations that apply to recycling of hazardous wastes in the manufacture of fertilizers. Exemptions from RCRA standards are currently provided for some hazardous wastes used in this manner, while other hazardous wastes that may be more suitable as fertilizer ingredients are subject to stringent regulatory requirements that can discourage legitimate recycling practices. This rulemaking effort is intended to establish a more consistent regulatory framework for this practice, to remove current regulatory disincentives to legitimate recycling of hazardous wastes in fertilizer products, and to establish a set of standards for contaminant concentrations in hazardous waste-derived fertilizers that are more appropriate to fertilizers and which are protective of human health and the environment. These regulatory revisions will directly affect companies that manufacture zinc micronutrient fertilizers from hazardous wastes, and is likely to benefit such manufacturers that are small businesses by removing regulatory disincentives to recycling. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261    40 CFR 266    40 CFR 268    40 CFR 271   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 1006 et seq   
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2000    
Final Action  01/00/2001    
Additional Information: SAN No. 4208
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing; 32531 Fertilizer Manufacturing; 331111 Iron and Steel Mills; 331419 Primary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum); 331492 Secondary Smelting, Refining, and Alloying of Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum); 562112 Hazardous Waste Collection 
Agency Contact:
David Fagan
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-0603

Mitch Kidwell
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8644