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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AG86 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Bioreactor/Wet Landfill Regulations Under RCRA Subtitle D 

The EPA is developing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking discussing the possibility of revisions to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) subtitle D part 258 regulations for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills to allow for accelerated waste decomposition in the presence of water. Specifically, the EPA is now considering whether to revise part 258 to create new national standards for the operation of "wet" landfills and bioreactor landfills, in light of advances in landfill technology. The EPA intends to request information and data on the performance of wet landfills and bioreactors, and request comments on whether new national standards for wet landfills are appropriate, and if so, what regulatory changes the EPA should consider in developing any proposal.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6949a(c)    42 U.S.C. 6902(a)    42 U.S.C. 6907    42 U.S.C. 6912(a)    42 U.S.C. 6944    42 U.S.C. 6945(c)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  09/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 562212 Solid Waste Landfill; 924110 Administration of Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management Programs 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Craig Dufficy
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5304P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-9037
Fax:703 308-8686