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Main Title Treatment Research at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Support of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Landfill Ban Provision.
Author Olexsey, R. A. ; Oppelt, E. T. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-85/124;
Stock Number PB85-218790
Additional Subjects Earth fill ; Solid waste disposal ; Regulations ; Law(Jurisprudence) ; Substitutes ; Research projects ; Incinerators ; Performance evaluation ; Standards ; Chemical stabilization ; Resource conservation and recovery act ; Land disposal ; Physical treatment ; Physical chemical treatment ; Chemical treatment ; Biological processes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-218790 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 15p
With the authorization of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1984, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was required to ban the disposal of hazardous waste to the land. The Congressional mandate to ban was accompanied by a decision or 'hammer' date for each waste type. By the 'hammer' date, EPA must ban the targeted waste stream or determine that a temporary extension of the ban implementation date is warranted since insufficient alternative waste treatment capability exists. Therefore, EPA must have adequate knowledge of existing alternative (to land disposal) treatment technologies. The Agency must have data on the technical capabilities of alternative technologies, on the existing capacities of such technologies, and on the abilities of such technologies to accommodate targeted waste streams within the 'hammer' dates. The paper describes the role that EPA's Office of Research and Development is playing in supporting the Agency's deliberation with respect to the landfill ban provisions. Research programs that are currently being carried out are described in detail. Program plans for future years are also discussed.