On May 8, 1992, EPA granted a one-year case-by-case capacity variance of the Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) to persons managing certain hazardous debris (see 57 FR 20766, May 15, 1992). In that document, EPA indicated that persons desiring a subsequent renewal of the variance-that is, past May 8, 1993-would need to submit an individual application.
EPA has received almost 200 applications to date. Confirmed by a capacity analysis conducted by EPA, the large number of applications indicates that a lack of treatment capacity for hazardous debris continues to exist.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.