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Fact Sheet: Final Revisions to the Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Wastes Final Rule

On December 20, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a specific set of adjustments to Clean Air Act standards for boilers and certain solid waste incinerators, originally finalized in March 2011.

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In addition, EPA has re-examined the 2011 Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Material (NHSM) final rule in 40 CFR part 241 and is amending/clarifying certain issues on which EPA has received new information, as well as specific targeted revisions to allow implementation of the rule as the EPA originally intended. The regulations being issued today include:

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