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PA PETROLEUM REFINING WASTES ADDED TO HAZARDOUS WASTE LIST
Release Date: 07/02/98
FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1998
PETROLEUM REFINING WASTES ADDED TO HAZARDOUS WASTE LIST
EPA finalized a rule June 29 that adds four hazardous wastes from the petroleum refining industry to its hazardous waste list. These wastes present unacceptable risks under existing management practices and this rule specifies that these materials be handled as hazardous and managed safely. The Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 required EPA to study and make a hazardous waste listing determination for “refining wastes.” This final rule adds four Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste codes to its current list:
- •Crude oil storage tank sediment from petroleum refining operations;
•Clarified slurry oil storage tank sediment and/or in-line filter/separation solids from petroleum refining operations;
•Spent hydro treating catalyst from petroleum refining operations, including guard beds used to desulfurize feeds to other catalytic reactors (excludes inert support media);
•Spent hydro refining catalyst from petroleum refining operations, including guard beds used to desulfurize feeds to other catalytic reactors (excludes inert support media).
- •An exclusion for oil bearing secondary materials that are generated at petroleum refineries and are inserted into petroleum refining processes to facilitate continued hydrocarbon recovery;
•An exclusion for certain types of recovered oil from petrochemical facilities, when the oil is recycled by being returned to a co-located petroleum refinery for insertion along with normal refinery process streams;
•An exclusion for spent caustic generated by petroleum refineries when used as feedstock in the manufacture of certain commercial chemical products;
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