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Title Risk-based waste classification in California / Committee on Risk-Based Criteria for Non-RCRA Hazardous Waste, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xvi, 219 pages)) : illustrations
Series Compass series
Compass series (Washington, D.C.)
Contents DTSC's proposed overall approach -- Scenario selection and modeling -- Issues of model application -- Meeting program goals
Summary In the state of California, the management of wastes considered potentially hazardous is first regulated by the state in compliance with the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). For wastes that are not regulated under RCRA as hazardous, the state uses an additional classification system to determine whether such wastes pose a threat to human health and the environment. This report focuses on a new approach proposed for use in California to classify wastes that are not considered to be hazardous wastes under RCRA. As with RCRA, California classifies waste as hazardous or nonhazardous based on four characteristics: reactivity, ignitability, corrosivity, or toxicity. As part of its regulatory structure update process, the California Environmental Protection Agency's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has reviewed those characteristics and has undertaken to propose a new waste-classification system for hazardous wastes. The classification of a waste determines how the waste will be managed (e.g., storage, transport, disposal, reporting requirements)
Notes Title from PDF title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes This project was supported by Research Agreement No. 98RA1539 between the National Academy of Sciences and the University of California. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author[s] and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project
Subject United States. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976.
California Environmental Protection Agency. Department of Toxic Substances Control.
Hazardous wastes -- California -- Classification.
Risk assessment -- California.
Hazardous Substances -- classification.
Hazardous Waste -- classification.
Waste Management -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Genre/Form Classification.
Technical reports.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Risk-Based Criteria for Non-RCRA Hazardous Waste, issuing body
ISBN 0585085781