RCRA delisting of agent-decontaminated waste at Dugway Proving Ground

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The State of Utah has declared residues resulting from the demilitarization, treatment, cleanup, testing of military chemical agents to be hazardous wastes. These residues are listed as hazardous waste in Utah and several other States, but are not listed under regulations established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pursuant to the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the primary law governing management of hazardous waste in the US These residues are identified as hazardous waste due to corrosivity, reactivity, chronic toxicity, and acute toxicity, and are designated as Hazardous Waste No. F999. The RCRA regulations (40 CFR 260-280), ... continued below

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Kimmell, T.A.; Anderson, A.W.; Green, D.R. & Lopez, J.D. April 1, 1995.

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The State of Utah has declared residues resulting from the demilitarization, treatment, cleanup, testing of military chemical agents to be hazardous wastes. These residues are listed as hazardous waste in Utah and several other States, but are not listed under regulations established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pursuant to the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the primary law governing management of hazardous waste in the US These residues are identified as hazardous waste due to corrosivity, reactivity, chronic toxicity, and acute toxicity, and are designated as Hazardous Waste No. F999. The RCRA 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 ``delist`` if it can be demonstrated that such wastes are not hazardous. The US Army Test and Evaluation Command (TECOM) has initiated a project with the Argonne National Laboratory to demonstrate that certain categories of F999 residues are not hazardous waste and to achieve delisting. The initial focus is on delisting specific residues from decontamination of wastes generated during materials testing activities and contaminated soil at the US Army Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), Utah. This activity is referred to as Phase I of the delisting program. Subsequent phases of the delisting program will address additional waste streams at DPG and other Army installations. The purpose of this paper is to outline the Phase I TECOM delisting effort at DPG, identify some of the important technical issues associated with the delisting, and to discuss overall progress to date.

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  • 21. annual environmental symposium of the American Defense Preparedness Association, San Diego, CA (United States), 18-21 Apr 1995

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  • Other: DE95012924
  • Report No.: ANL/EA/CP--84361
  • Report No.: CONF-9504171--1
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 71717
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc712429

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Kimmell, T.A.; Anderson, A.W.; Green, D.R. & Lopez, J.D. RCRA delisting of agent-decontaminated waste at Dugway Proving Ground, article, April 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc712429/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.