Implementing RCRA during facility deactivation

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RCRA regulations require closure of permitted treatment, storage and disposal (TSD) facilities within 180 days after cessation of operations, and this may essentially necessitate decommissioning to complete closure. A more cost effective way to handle the facility would be to significantly reduce the risk to human health and the environment by taking it from its operational status to a passive, safe, inexpensive-to-maintain surveillance and maintenance condition (deactivation) prior to decommissioning. This paper presents an innovative approach to the cost effective deactivation of a large, complex chemical processing facility permitted under RCRA. The approach takes into account risks to the environment ... continued below

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Lebaron, G.J. September 7, 1997.

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RCRA regulations require closure of permitted treatment, storage and disposal (TSD) facilities within 180 days after cessation of operations, and this may essentially necessitate decommissioning to complete closure. A more cost effective way to handle the facility would be to significantly reduce the risk to human health and the environment by taking it from its operational status to a passive, safe, inexpensive-to-maintain surveillance and maintenance condition (deactivation) prior to decommissioning. This paper presents an innovative approach to the cost effective deactivation of a large, complex chemical processing facility permitted under RCRA. The approach takes into account risks to the environment posed by this facility in comparison to risks posed by neighboring facilities at the site. The paper addresses the manner in which: 1) stakeholders and regulators were involved; 2) identifies a process by which the project proceeds and regulators and stakeholders were involved; 3) end points were developed so completion of deactivation was clearly identified at the beginning of the project, and 4) innovative practices were used to deactivate more quickly and cost effectively.

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INIS; OSTI as DE99050217

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  • Decontamination, decommissioning and reutilization of commercial and government facilities, Knoxville, TN (United States), 7-12 Sep 1997

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  • Other: DE99050217
  • Report No.: HNF-SA--3202-FP
  • Report No.: CONF-970952--
  • Grant Number: AC06-96RL13200
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 325204
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688825

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Lebaron, G.J. Implementing RCRA during facility deactivation, article, September 7, 1997; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688825/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.