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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AG92 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Increasing Recycling: Adding Aerosol Cans to the Universal Waste Regulations 

The EPA has proposed to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to those universal wastes” regulated under 40 CFR 273. If finalized, this change in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations should benefit the wide variety of establishments generating and managing aerosol cans, including the retail sector, by providing a clear, practical system for handling discarded aerosol cans. The streamlined universal waste regulations are expected to (1) ease regulatory burdens on retail stores and others that discard aerosol cans, (2) promote the collection and recycling of aerosol cans, and (3) encourage the development of municipal and commercial programs to reduce the quantity of these wastes going to municipal solid waste landfills or combustors. The proposed action, if finalized as proposed, is expected to result in an annual cost savings of $3.0 million to $63.3 million.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 273   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6930    42 U.S.C. 6922 to 6924    42 U.S.C. 6925    42 U.S.C. 6937   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/16/2018  83 FR 11654   
Final Rule  09/00/2019 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OLEM-2017-0463
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
Sectors Affected: 11 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting; 21 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction; 22 Utilities; 23 Construction; 31-33 Manufacturing; 42 Wholesale Trade; 44-45 Retail Trade; 48-49 Transportation and Warehousing; 51 Information; 53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; 54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; 55 Management of Companies and Enterprises; 56 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services; 61 Educational Services; 62 Health Care and Social Assistance; 71 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; 81 Other Services (except Public Administration); 92 Public Administration 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Laura Stanley
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
Mail Code 5305P, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-7285