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SW-846 Update VII Announcements

EPA is releasing Update VII to the SW-846 compendium of methods.

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Modernizing Ignitable Liquids Determination

EPA is proposing changes to the hazardous waste regulations that will modernize how the hazardous waste characteristic of ignitability is determined under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The proposal will also allow the use of non-mercury thermometers in a variety of EPA’s analytical methods that currently require mercury thermometers. These proposed amendments, when finalized, will allow for the use of modern equipment and techniques for making ignitability determinations for waste. In addition, these changes will reduce potential mercury exposures to humans and the environment by reducing the overall use of mercury-containing products.

View and comment on the official copy of the Proposed Rule in the Federal Register. Comments must be received on or before June 3, 2019. For more information, check out the Moderning Ignitable Liquids Determinations Proposed Rule web page.

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