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Hazardous Waste

Summary of Requirements for the Hazardous Waste Land Disposal Restrictions Program

The purpose of this document is to provide a usable summary of the requirements of the Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) program. The LDR program under title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 268 has grown and changed since its introduction in 1986. EPA made significant efforts over the years to address public and industry suggestions for improvement by streamlining the program and providing compliance assistance. This document is organized in a question-answer format to provide information about LDR regulations that may apply to your facility and is designed to:

  • Clarify the requirements of the LDR program and
  • Explain how the regulations work so that your facility’s level of effort is reduced.
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