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EPA/SWER RIN: 2050-AE69 Publication ID: Fall 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: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
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   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2000    
Final Action  05/00/2002    
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: 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
5301W,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-0603
Email: fagan.david@epa.gov

Charlotte Mooney
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
5304P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-7025
Fax:703 308-0514
Email: Mooney.Charlotte@epa.gov