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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AG86 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Liquids Management Regulations Under RCRA Subtitle D 

The EPA is considering developing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding possible revisions to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) subtitle D part 258 regulations for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The purpose of the revisions would be to provide regulatory flexibility to encourage accelerated waste decomposition in the presence of water. In light of advances in landfill technology the EPA is considering whether to revise part 258 to create new national standards for the management of liquids in wet” landfills and bioreactor landfills, including the possibility of removing the prohibition on the addition of bulk liquids, to foster accelerated waste decomposition. The EPA is considering requesting information and data on the performance of wet landfills and bioreactors, including information on appropriate liquids management. EPA is also considering requesting 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: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
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  10/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  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

John Sager
Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code 5306P, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-7256