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Hazardous Waste

Background on the 2002 Amendments to the Corrective Action Management Unit (CAMU) Rule

In February 2000, EPA, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Technology Council reached a settlement agreement on pending litigation over CAMU regulations for remediation waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). CAMUs are special units which facilitate treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes managed for implementing cleanup, and to remove the disincentives to cleanup that the application of RCRA to these wastes can sometimes impose. The settlement was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Under the settlement, if EPA promulgates amendments to the CAMU rule described in the settlement and certain other conditions are met, the CAMU lawsuit will be dropped.

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