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Main Title Economic Analysis for Listing of Inorganic Chemicals, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
Author Heller, K. B. ; Turner, J. H. ; Treimel, S. A. ; Bloch, L. J. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. Center for Economics Research.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste.
Publisher Aug 2000
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA/68-W6-0053;
Stock Number PB2001-100895
Additional Subjects Chemical industry ; Inorganic compounds ; Economic impact ; Water pollution economics ; Industrial waste treatment ; Chemical effluents ; Standards compliance ; Water pollution standards ; Water pollution monitoring ; Chemical plants ; Industrial processes ; Pollution regulations ; Chemical wastes ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Toxic substances ; Risk assessment ; Economic analysis ; Profiles ; Cost analysis ; Tables(Data) ;
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NTIS  PB2001-100895 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/2001
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Abstract
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is directed by Congress in Section 3001(e)(2) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) (42 U.S.C Section 6921(e)(2)) to determine whether to list as hazardous waste a number of different wastes including those from the inorganic chemicals industry. A lawsuit by the Environmental Defense Fund in 1989 resulted in a consent decree approved by the court that sets out an extensive series of deadlines for making the listing determinations required by Section 3001(e)(2). The deadlines include those for making final listing determinations as well as for concluding various related studies or reports on the industries of concern. The antimony oxide, titanium dioxide, sodium chlorate, sodium phosphates, and inorganic hydrogen cyanide production processes are five of the 14 specific production processes identified within the inorganic chemicals industry in the consent decree and are the only five processes that generate wastes that EPA, based on its risk assessment, found reason to model for risks. The production processes generate numerous different wastes for which the Agency is required to make specific listing determinations. This report provides analytic support to the Agency's notice of proposed rulemaking effort.