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Main Title Criteria for identifying areas of vulnerable hydrogeology under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act : guidance manual for hazardous waste land treatment, storage and disposal facilities /
CORP Author United States. Office of Solid Waste.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/530/SW-86/022; OSWER 9472.00-02
Stock Number PB86-224953
Subjects Hazardous waste treatment facilities--Law and legislation--United States. ; Groundwater--Pollution--Law and legislation--United States.
Additional Subjects Hydrogeology ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Criteria ; Ground water ; Fluid flow ; Travel time ; Vulnerability ; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ; Environmental transport
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-224953 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 71 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
In response to one of the requirements of Section 3004(o)(7) of RCRA, as amended by HSWA of 1984, the guidance presents guidance criteria for identifying areas of vulnerable hydrogeology. The guidance document specifies a method for determining ground-water vulnerability at hazardous waste facilities that requires the calculation of the time of travel (TOT) of ground water along a 100-foot flow line originating at the base of a hazardous waste unit. Locations where the ground water moves fairly rapidly (those with short (TOTs) are considered more vulnerable than those with high TOTs). In general, EPA uses 100 years as the criterion for determining vulnerability; sites used for the disposal of hazardous waste are vulnerable if the ground water takes less than 100 years to travel 100 feet. The TOT concept integrates various aspects of hydrogeology into a single measure that reflects the potential for pollutant migration and exposure at a site. EPA developed the methodology for use with well-prepared, complete permit application data. The methodology depends heavily on the determination of effective porosity, hydraulic gradient, and hydraulic conductivity.
"Volume 1 of 5 volumes." Interim final. EPA/530/SW-86-022. OSWER directive(s) 9472.00-02 and 9472.00-02A-D. "July 1986." Microfiche.