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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AG83 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials--Additions to List of Categorical Non-Waste Fuels; Other Treated Railroad Ties 
Abstract:

The non-hazardous secondary material (NHSM) regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) identify which NHSMs are, or are not, solid wastes when burned in combustion units as ingredients and fuels. Under 40 CFR 241.4(b), persons can petition the EPA to list additional NHSMs as categorical non-waste fuels.

The Agency received a petition from the Treated Wood Council in April 2013 requesting that nonhazardous treated wood biomass be categorically listed as non-waste fuels. In August 2015, the Treated Wood Council requested that the Agency move forward on a categorical non-waste listing for a subset of materials that were identified in the April 2013 petition; specifically, other treated railroad ties that are treated with the preservatives creosote-borate, copper naphthenate, and copper naphthenate-borate. On February 7, 2018, EPA issued a final rule that added these other treated railroad ties to the categorical non-waste fuel list.

 
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: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 241   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6903    42 U.S.C. 6912    42 U.S.C. 7429   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/01/2016  81 FR 75781   
Final Rule  02/07/2018  83 FR 5317   
Final Action Effective  02/07/2018 
Additional Information: Docket # EPA-HQ-OLEM-2016-0248
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: http://www.epa.gov/rcra/identification-non-hazardous-secondary-materials-are-solid-waste  
Sectors Affected: 221 Utilities; 236 Construction of Buildings; 238910 Site Preparation Contractors; 31-33 Manufacturing; 321 Wood Product Manufacturing; 321113 Sawmills; 321114 Wood Preservation; 322 Paper Manufacturing; 32731 Cement Manufacturing; 482 Rail Transportation; 487110 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land; 488310 Port and Harbor Operations; 561730 Landscaping Services; 562111 Solid Waste Collection; 562212 Solid Waste Landfill; 562213 Solid Waste Combustors and Incinerators; 713930 Marinas 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jesse Miller
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5303P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-1180
Email: miller.jesse@epa.gov

George Faison
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5303P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 305-7652
Email: faison.george@epa.gov