Scrap industry slams EPA 'waste' proposal

Oct 26, 2011 | 04:14 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  scrap, waste, EPA, ISRI, Scott Horne, Sean Davidson

NEW YORK — The scrap metal industry has come out in force to slam the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed definitions of nonhazardous solid waste and hazardous waste.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries is leading the charge against the EPA, saying the proposal fails to recognize the distinction between scrap metal and discarded material—a distinction recognized by Congress when the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was enacted.

In a detailed comment on the proposed rule, ISRI said the RCRA does not authorize the EPA to regulate entities that do not discard hazardous wastes.....

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