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EPA/SWER RIN: 2050-AG75 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Revisions to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Subtitle D Research, Demonstration & Development Permit Rule 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering modifying the permit term provision of the Research, Demonstration and Development (RD&D) rule in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) subtitle D regulations for municipal solid waste landfills. EPA originally promulgated the RD&D rule in 2004. One of the issues that has arisen is the 12-year time limitation on RD&D permits. States that have issued RD&D permits indicate to EPA that this limitation discourages long-term research and shortens the investment period needed to recoup costs because the lag time from design to operation can be as much as three years. The majority of State stakeholders believe that removing the time limit is appropriate.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6907    42 U.S.C. 6912(a)    42 U.S.C. 6944    42 U.S.C. 6945(c)    42 U.S.C. 6949a    42 U.S.C. 6981(a)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Craig Dufficy
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5304P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-9037
Fax:703 308-8686