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Waste Water Treatment Sludges From the Metal Finishing Industry (F006)

Final Rule - March 8, 2000
Proposed Rule - February 1, 1999

Final Rule - March 8, 2000

EPA is encouraging metals recovery in the Metal Finishing Industry to increase recycling of F006 waste. While protecting human health and the environment, this final rule will minimize economic barriers to recycling waste water treatment sludge.

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Federal Register Notice || Federal Register Notice (PDF) (22 pp, 290K) || Text

Index to Docket Number F-2000-F06F-FFFFF (Text) (4K)

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Proposed Rule - February 1, 1999

As part of the Common Sense Initiative (CSI), EPA proposed a cleaner, cheaper, and smarter opportunity for environmental protection for the Metal Finishing Industry. EPA proposed to allow generators of F006 waste (sludges from the treatment of electroplating wastewaters) up to 180 days (or up to 270 days, if applicable) to accumulate F006 waste without a hazardous waste storage permit or interim status, provided that these generators meet certain conditions.

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