Metal Finishing Guide Book

2012-2013

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Figure 1. Mass Balance Approach Used for an Engineering Analysis ing of aluminum. It is not uncommon for facilities to spend well over $100,000/year dealing with these F-coded wastes. Disposal costs, including all the tasks referenced above���plus transportation and state fees���can run to well over $200/ton. One way around these high disposal costs is to go through the process of excluding or delisting the waste from consideration as hazardous. Regulations at 40 CFR 260.22 outline in general what is required to delist a waste. Major components of a delisting include: identifying constituents of concern, preparation of a sampling and analysis plan, preparation of a quality assurance project plan, close coordination with the regulatory authority having jurisdiction (either an EPA Region or a State agency), and publication of proposed and final rules in the Federal Register. Hazardous Waste Delistings. Delistings are primarily handled out of an EPA Region with Regions 4, 5, and 6 performing the most delistings. Some states, however, have jurisdiction to perform delistings (e.g., Georgia, Indiana, and Pennsylvania) and in such cases you will want to coordinate your activities with the state environmental agency. There are a number of resources you will want to review prior to undertaking a hazardous waste delistings. A few of these are listed in Table 2. 724

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