On August 09, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published both a Proposed Rule (88 FR 53836) and a Final Rule (88 FR 54086) in the Federal Register (FR) to make a number of technical corrections in 40 CFR Parts 260 – 271, and 441 that correct or clarify several parts of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations. These technical corrections correct or clarify specific provisions in the existing hazardous waste regulations that were promulgated in the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements rule (November 28, 2016 - 81 FR 85732), the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals rule (February 22, 2019 - 84 FR 5816), and the Definition of Solid Waste rule (January 13, 2015 - 80 FR 1694). This rule also makes other minor corrections that fall within the same sections of the hazardous waste regulations but are independent of these three rules. Examples of the types of corrections being made in this rule include, but are not limited to, correcting typographical errors, correcting incorrect or outdated citations, making minor clarifications, and updating addresses. The final rule is effective on December 7, 2023, without further notice unless the EPA receives adverse comment by October 10, 2023 on either the proposed rule or final rule. If the EPA receives adverse comment on any individual correction, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public about the specific paragraph or amendment where the correction or clarification will not take effect.
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