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Municipal Solid Waste Permits Rules and Information Collection Requests (ICR) Notices

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Research, Development, and Demonstration Permits for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; Final Rule - March 22, 2004

Summary of Final Rule

EPA revised the Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLF) to allow states to issue research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) permits for new and existing MSWLF units and lateral expansions. This rule allows Directors of approved state programs to provide a variance from certain MSWLF criteria, provided that MSWLF owners/operators demonstrate that compliance with the RD&D permit will not increase risk to human health and the environment over compliance with a standard MSWLF permit. EPA finalized this alternative permit authority to promote innovative technologies associated with landfilling of municipal solid waste. RD&D permits may provide a variance from existing requirements for run-on control systems, liquids restrictions, and the final cover requirements.

States with Approved Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs

State Region Effective Date
Minnesota 5 02/15/2005
Indiana 5 11/10/2005
Illinois 5 01/25/2006
Wisconsin 5 03/21/2006
Michigan 5 10/30/2006

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Supporting materials and public comments for both the proposed and final rules are available through Regulations.gov.

To use Regulations.gov:

  1. Select Docket Search.
  2. Select "Environmental Protection Agency" from the Agency drop-down menu.
  3. In the Docket ID box, type in the docket number [use the new docket number; change EDOCKET number by putting EPA-HQ- in front of EDOCKET number, e.g., EPA-HQ-RCRA-2001-0044] and press the "Submit" button to receive search results. Be patient; loading the documents takes time.

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Research, Development, and Demonstration Permits for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; Proposed Rule - June 10, 2002

Summary of Proposed Rule

The EPA proposed to add a new section to the Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLF) to allow states to issue research, development and demonstration (RD&D) permits for landfill operations at variance with some parts of the MSWLF criteria under 40 CFR Part 258, provided landfill operators demonstrate that these operations will not result in an increased risk to human health and the environment. EPA proposed this alternative to promote innovative technologies for the landfilling of municipal solid waste. Variance from the following MSWLF criteria would not be allowed: location restrictions, ground water monitoring, corrective action requirements, the financial assurance criteria, procedures for excluding hazardous waste, and explosive gases control requirements.

Supporting materials and public comments for both the proposed and final rules are available through Regulations.gov.

To use Regulations.gov:

  1. Select Docket Search.
  2. Select "Environmental Protection Agency" from the Agency drop-down menu.
  3. In the Docket ID box, type in the docket number [use the new docket number; change EDOCKET number by putting EPA-HQ- in front of EDOCKET number, e.g., EPA-HQ-RCRA-2001-0044] and press the "Submit" button to receive search results. Be patient; loading the documents takes time.

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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; State Program Adequacy Determination: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLFs) and Non-Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Units That Receive Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Hazardous Waste (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1608.04, OMB Control Number 2050–0152 - July 5, 2005

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; State Program Adequacy Determination: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLFs) and Non-Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Units That Receive Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Hazardous Waste, EPA ICR Number 1608.04, OMB Control Number 2050-0152 - January 4, 2005

Supporting materials and public comments for both the proposed and final rules are available through Regulations.gov.

To use Regulations.gov:

  1. Select Docket Search.
  2. Select "Environmental Protection Agency" from the Agency drop-down menu.
  3. In the Docket ID box, type in the docket number [use the new docket number; change EDOCKET number by putting EPA-HQ- in front of EDOCKET number, e.g., EPA-HQ-RCRA-2004-0020] and press the "Submit" button to receive search results. Be patient; loading the documents takes time.

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission of EPA ICR No. 1381.07 (OMB No. 2050–0122) to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting for 40 CFR Part 258—Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices - August 19, 2003

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission of EPA ICR No. 1381.06 (OMB No. 2050–0122) for OMB Review; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting—Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices - March 19, 2003

Supporting materials and public comments for both the proposed and final rules are available through Regulations.gov.

To use Regulations.gov:

  1. Select Docket Search.
  2. Select "Environmental Protection Agency" from the Agency drop-down menu.
  3. In the Docket ID box, type in the docket number [use the new docket number; change EDOCKET number by putting EPA-HQ- in front of EDOCKET number, e.g., EPA-HQ-RCRA-2003-0008] and press the "Submit" button to receive search results. Be patient; loading the documents takes time.

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements (Renewal); Notice of Request for Renewal - June 10, 1999

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that EPA is planning to submit the following continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal; Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices -- 40 CFR Part 258, OMB No. 2050-0122, current expiration date is January 31, 2000. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection described below.

Selected Support Materials

Supporting Statement for EPA Information Collection Request #1381: "Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria" (RCRA Part 258) (PDF) (32 pp, 109 K)

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