Notice of Data Availability on Hazardous Waste Management and the Retail Sector
In response to President Obama’s Executive Order 13563 "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review", which charges federal agencies to monitor regulatory effectiveness and to help make agency regulatory programs more effective or less burdensome in achieving the regulatory objectives, EPA has released a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) to collect information towards improving hazardous waste requirements for the retail sector. This fulfills one of EPA's 35 priority actions included in its report "Improving Our Regulations: Final Plan for Periodic Retrospective Reviews of Existing Regulations (PDF)" (62 pp, 455K, About PDF). In the plan, EPA committed to analyze information and identify issues about the regulations applicable to hazardous waste generated in the retail industry, including what materials may be affected, what the scope of the issues are, and what options may exist for addressing the issues. The purpose of this NODA is to collect information to help complete that commitment.
The associated background information and Executive Order public comments are available through Regulations.gov under the Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2012-0426.