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RCRA-Specific ARARs

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Overview

"Management of Remediation Waste Under RCRA" (October 1998)
Consolidates existing guidance on the RCRA regulations and policies that most often affect remediation waste management. [14 pp]
EPA 530-F-98-026, OSWER Memorandum
PDF Searchable (92 K)

Corresponding Summary Chart: "Summary Chart of October 14, 1998 Memorandum, "Management of Remediation Waste Under RCRA"
PDF Searchable (33 K)

"A Superfund Guide to RCRA Hazardous Wastes" (October 1992)
Defines RCRA hazardous wastes and describes how to determine when a CERCLA substance is also a RCRA-listed or characteristic hazardous waste. [7 pp]
OSWER 9345.3-04FS
PDF Searchable (61 K)

"CERCLA Compliance with other Laws Manual, RCRA ARARS: Focus on Closure Requirements" (October 1989)
Summarizes the "CERCLA Compliance with Other Laws Manual: Parts I and II." It addresses compliance with Subtitle C of RCRA, as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984, with focus on RCRA Subtitle C disclosure requirements. [6 pp]
OSWER 9234.2-04FS, NTIS: PB90-274259INZ
PDF Searchable (451 K)

RCRA Corrective Action
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) addresses waste management at operating facilities. The RCRA Corrective Action program manages response actions at these sites. RCRA Corrective Action guidance is generally consistent with CERCLA to the extent practicable, and may find application at CERCLA sites.

Land Disposal Restrictions (LDRs)

Land Disposal Restrictions
In 1984, Congress created EPA's Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) program. The LDR program ensures that toxic constituents present in hazardous waste are properly treated before hazardous waste is disposed of in the ground. This web page provides comprehensive information about LDRs including a selection of OSWER guidance documents.

"Superfund LDR Guide #1: Overview of RCRA Land Disposal Restrictions" (July 1989)
Summarizes the major components of RCRA LDRs, outlines the types of restrictions imposed, and presents compliance options specified in the regulation. [5 pp]
OSWER 9347.3-01FS, NTIS: PB90-274325INX
PDF Searchable (48 K)

"Superfund LDR Guide #2: Complying with the California List Restrictions Under Land Disposal Restrictions (LDRs)" (July 1989)
Defines the California list of wastes, summarizes their restrictions, and discusses their potential to overlap with other LDR treatment standards. [2 pp]
OSWER 9347.3-02FS, NTIS: PB90-274333INX
PDF Searchable (40 K)

"Superfund LDR Guide #3: Treatment Standards and Minimum Technology Requirements Under Land Disposal Restrictions (LDRs)" (July 1989)
Summarizes the types and effective dates of treatment standards, and outlines procedures for compliance with the treatment standards and minimum technology requirements set during national capacity extensions. [4 pp]
OSWER 9347.3-03FS NTIS: PB90-274341INZ
PDF Searchable (48 K)

"Superfund LDR Guide #5: Determining When LDRs are Applicable to CERCLA Response Actions" (July 1989)
Outlines the process used to determine whether the RCRA LDRs established under the Hazardous Waste and Solid Waste Amendments are 'applicable' to CERCLA response actions. [4 pp]
OSWER 9347.3-05FS, NTIS: PB90-274366INZ
PDF Searchable (72 K)

"Superfund LDR Guide #6A (Second Edition): Obtaining a Soil and Debris Treatability Variance for Remedial Actions" (September 1990)
Outlines the process for utilizing a Treatability Variance for the remediation of soil and debris contaminated with RCRA hazardous wastes. Until the the Agency promulgates treatment standards for them, the treatment levels outlined will serve as alternative 'treatment standards' to obtain compliance with LDRs. [6 pp]
OSWER 9347.3-06FS, NTIS: PB91-921327INX
PDF Searchable (158 K)

"Superfund LDR Guide #6B: Obtaining a Soil and Debris Treatability Variance for Removal Actions" (September 1990)
Outlines the process for utilizing a Treatability Variance for the removal of soil and debris contaminated with RCRA hazardous wastes. Until the the Agency promulgates treatment standards for them, the treatment levels outlined will serve as alternative "treatment standards" to obtain compliance with LDRs. [6 pp]
OSWER 9347.3-06BFS, NTIS: PB91-921310INZ
PDF Searchable (84 K)

"Superfund LDR Guide #7: Determining When Land Disposal Restrictions (LDRs) are Relevant and Appropriate to CERCLA Response Actions" (December 1989)
Outlines the process used to determine whether the RCRA land disposal restrictions (LDRs) established under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) are applicable to an on-site CERCLA response action. [2 pp]
OSWER 9347.3-07FS, NTIS: PB91-214122INZ
PDF Searchable (28 K)

"Superfund LDR Guide #8: Compliance with Third Third Requirements under the LDRs" (October 1990)
The 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) require EPA to promulgate regulations restricting the land disposal of RCRA hazardous wastes. This fact sheet summarizes the key provisions of the Third Third LDR rule. [4 pp]
OSWER 9347.3-08FS, NTIS: PB91-921313INX
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"Regional Guide: Issuing Site-Specific Treatability Variances for Contaminated Soils and Debris from Land Disposal Restrictions (LDRs)" (January 1992)
Provides questions and answers which summarize the considerations involved with obtaining a treatability variance from LDRs. [2 pp]
OSWER 9380.3-08FS, NTIS: PB92-963284INZ
PDF Searchable (31 K)

"Land Disposal Restrictions as Relevant and Appropriate Requirements for CERCLA Contaminated Soil and Debris" (June 1989)
Until treatment standards for soil and debris are established, OSWER has concluded that LDRs should generally not apply to soil or debris that does not contain restricted RCRA wastes. This directive includes suggested language to be incorporated into the feasibility study report. [2 pp]
OSWER 9347.2-01, NTIS: PB91-214973INX
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"Policy for Superfund Compliance with the RCRA Land Disposal Restrictions" (April 1989)
Explains: (1) how to determine when LDRs are 'applicable' to a Superfund removal or remedial action, and (2) the Superfund approach for complying with those LDRs which are applicable. [9 pp]
OSWER 9347.1-02, NTIS: PB90-249640INZ
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"Applicability of Land Disposal Restrictions to RCRA and CERCLA Ground Water Treatment Reinjection, Superfund Management Review: Recommendation No. 26" (December 1989)
Explains EPA's interpretation of LDRs as potential ARARs for ground water cleanups involving reinjection. It concludes that RCRA section 3020 applies to reinjection of treated ground water into Class IV injection wells. [5 pp]
OSWER 9234.1-06, NTIS: PB91-921332
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Other RCRA ARARs Guidance

"A Guide to Delisting of RCRA Wastes for Superfund Remedial Responses" (September 1990)
Discusses the circumstances under which delisting wastes may be appropriate, and the procedures for delisting a RCRA hazardous waste as part of a Superfund remedial response. [7 pp]
OSWER 9347.3-09FS, NTIS: PB90-274374INX
PDF Searchable (659 K)

"ARARs Q's and A's: Compliance with the Toxicity Characteristics Rule: Part I" (May 1990)
Addresses compliance with the 1990 promulgated Toxicity Characteristics Rule (55 FR 11798). [4 pp]
OSWER 9234.2-08FS, NTIS: PB90-273814INX
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"CERCLA Compliance with the RCRA Toxicity Characteristics (TC) Rule: Part II" (October 1990)
Discusses CERCLA remedial actions which must comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) unless a waiver is justified. [5 pp]
OSWER 9347.3-11/FS, NTIS: PB91-921309INX
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