Today’s announcement that US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has modified the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to conditionally exempt solvent-contaminated wipes from waste regulations should be well received by the regulated community.
According to the EPA press release, “Today’s final rule excludes wipes that are contaminated with solvents listed as hazardous wastes under RCRA that are cleaned or disposed of properly. To be excluded, solvent-contaminated wipes must be managed in closed, labeled containers and cannot contain free liquids when sent for cleaning or disposal. Additionally, facilities that generate solvent-contaminated wipes must comply with certain recordkeeping requirements and may not accumulate wipes for longer than 180 days.”
The EPA Press Release can be found here http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/C8F3D2B0B740904B85257BB0005CFD6D
If you have questions about compliance with RCRA (including qualifying for this exemption) or questions regarding other environmental regulations, contact Matthew Schroeder, P.E. (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 248-932-0228.