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EPA/SWER RIN: 2050-AG62 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Rulemaking on the Definition of Solid Waste 

On January 13, 2015, EPA revised several recycling-related provisions associated with the definition of solid waste used to determine hazardous waste regulation under subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The purpose of these revisions is to ensure that the hazardous secondary materials recycling regulations, as implemented, encourage reclamation in a way that does not result in increased risk to human health and the environment from hazardous secondary material.

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 261.2   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6903    RCRA sec 1004   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial  The settlement agreement requires signature of the final rule by December 31, 2012.  12/31/2012 
NPRM  Judicial  The settlement agreement requires signature of the proposed rule by June 30, 2011.  06/30/2011 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/22/2011  76 FR 44094   
Notice  08/26/2011  76 FR 53376   
Final Rule  01/13/2015  80 FR 1693   
Final Action Effective  07/13/2015 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-RCRA-2010-0742
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:!docketDetail;D=EPA-HQ-RCRA-2010-0742  
Sectors Affected: 31-33 Manufacturing; 54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; 61 Educational Services; 92 Public Administration 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Tracy Atagi
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5304P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8672
Fax:703 308-0514

Amanda Kohler
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 347-8975