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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AH13 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Response to Petition to Revise the Non-Hazardous Secondary Material Standards Under Part 241 

The Environmental Protection Agency is responding to a rulemaking petition requesting amendments to the Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) regulations, which establish standards and procedures for identifying whether non-hazardous secondary materials are solid wastes when used as fuels or ingredients in combustion units. The petition requested the following amendments: 1) change from mandatory to "should consider" the legitimacy criterion for comparison of contaminants in the NHSM to the traditional fuel the unit is designed to burn; 2) remove associated design to burn and other limitations for creosote treated railroad ties; and 3) revise the definition of paper recycling residuals that can be burned as non-waste to include non-fiber materials.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 241   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6912(a)(1)    42 U.S.C. 7429 Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2021 
Final Rule  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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:
Tracy Atagi
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5304P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8672

Jessica Young
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
5304P, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-0026