RCRA delisting of agent-decontaminated waste and remediation waste at Dugway Proving Ground: A program update

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In July 1988, the state of Utah issued regulations that declared residues resulting from the demilitarization, treatment, and testing of military chemical agents to be hazardous wastes. These residues were designated as corrosive, reactive, toxic, and acute hazardous (Hazardous Waste No. F999). These residues are not listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which is the primary law governing management of hazardous waste in the United States. The RCRAI regulations (40 CFR 260-280), the Utah Administrative Code (R-315), and other state hazardous waste programs list specific wastes as ... continued below

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Kimmell, T. A.; Anderson, A. W. & O`Neill, H. J. March 1, 1996.

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In July 1988, the state of Utah issued regulations that declared residues resulting from the demilitarization, treatment, and testing of military chemical agents to be hazardous wastes. These residues were designated as corrosive, reactive, toxic, and acute hazardous (Hazardous Waste No. F999). These residues are not listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which is the primary law governing management of hazardous waste in the United States. The RCRAI regulations (40 CFR 260-280), the Utah Administrative Code (R-315), and other state hazardous waste programs list specific wastes as hazardous but allow generators to petition the regulator to {open_quotes}delist{close_quotes} if it can be demonstrated that such wastes are not hazardous. In 1994, the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command FECOM initiated a project with the Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) to demonstrate that certain categories of F999 residues are not hazardous waste and to achieve delisting. The initial focus is on delisting agent-decontaminated residues and soil with a history of contamination at the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), Utah. An overview of the DPG delisting program was presented at the 1995 American Defense Preparedness Association Environmental Symposium. Since that time, much progress has been made. The purpose of this paper is to review the DPG delisting program and discuss overall progress. Emphasis is placed on progress with regard to analytical methods that will be used to demonstrate that the target residues do not contain hazardous amounts of chemical agent.

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  • 22. American Defense Preparedness Association (ADPA) environmental symposium and exhibition, Orlando, FL (United States), 18-21 Mar 1996

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  • Other: DE96006738
  • Report No.: ANL/EA/CP--88052
  • Report No.: CONF-9603132--1
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 204233
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672472

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Kimmell, T. A.; Anderson, A. W. & O`Neill, H. J. RCRA delisting of agent-decontaminated waste and remediation waste at Dugway Proving Ground: A program update, article, March 1, 1996; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672472/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.