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EPA/SWER RIN: 2050-AE69 Publication ID: Fall 2002 
Title: Requirements for Zinc Fertilizer Made From Recycled Hazardous Secondary Materials 
Abstract: This rulemaking revises the current RCRA regulations that apply to recycling of hazardous wastes in the manufacture of zinc fertilizers. Specifically, it establishes a more consistent application of these recycling requirements to zinc fertilizer products, establishes a set of standards for contaminants in RCRA-regulated zinc fertilizers that are more appropriate to fertilizers and are protective of human health and the environment, and specifies more appropriate, protective conditions for management of zinc-bearing hazardous secondary materials prior to recycling. These regulatory revisions are expected to directly affect companies that manufacture zinc fertilizers from hazardous secondary materials, and is likely to benefit such manufacturers that are small businesses by removing certain regulatory disincentives to legitimate recycling activities. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed 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:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Judicial  Settlement agreement met deadline.  11/15/2000 
Final  Judicial  Settlement agreement.  07/15/2002 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM Zinc Fertilizers From Recycled Haz. Secondary Materials   11/28/2000  65 FR 70954   
Final Action  07/24/2002  67 FR 48393   
Additional Information: SAN No. 4208
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 32531 Fertilizer Manufacturing; 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 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