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E-M:/ EPA proposes delisting hazardous waste from GM Lake Orion Assembly Plant

This is a fragment of the federal register notice delisting
General Motors Waste Water Treatment Plant sludge
at the Lake Orion vehicle assembly plant from regulation
as a hazardous waste.  This means that this sludge
will go to an ordinary landfill if the notice is finally approved as 
EPA is proposing.

GM produces up to 1500 cubic yards per year of the 
the sludge, with highest metal concentrations being
lead, nickel and zinc.....

If you want to full notice, please send email to  asagady@sojourn.com
with the subject  "GENERAL MOTORS SLUDGE"


[Federal Register: April 18, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 75)]
[Proposed Rules]               
[Page 19087-19095]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



40 CFR Part 261


Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of 
Hazardous Waste; Proposed Exclusion

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Proposed rule and request for comment.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
grant a petition submitted by General Motors Corporation, Orion 
Assembly Center (GM) in Lake Orion, Michigan, to exclude (or 
``delist'') certain solid wastes generated by its wastewater treatment 
plant from the lists of hazardous wastes contained in subpart D of part 
261. This action responds to a ``delisting'' petition submitted under 
Sec. 260.20, which allows any person to petition the Administrator to 
modify or revoke any provision of parts 260 through 266, 268 and 273, 
and under Sec. 260.22, which specifically provides generators the 
opportunity to petition the Administrator to exclude a waste on a 
``generator-specific'' basis from the hazardous waste lists. This 
proposed decision is based on an evaluation of waste-specific 
information provided by the petitioner. If this proposed decision is 
finalized, the petitioned waste will be conditionally excluded from the 
requirements of the hazardous waste regulations under the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

DATES: EPA is requesting public comments on this proposed decision. 
Comments must be received in writing

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by June 2, 1997. Comments postmarked after the close of the comment 
period will be stamped ``late.''
    Any person may request a hearing on this proposed decision by 
filing a request with Norman R. Niedergang, Director, Waste, Pesticides 
and Toxics Division, at the address listed under ADDRESSES, by May 19, 
1997. The request must contain the information prescribed in 
Sec. 260.20(d).

ADDRESSES: Two copies of any comments should be sent to Steven Pak, 
Waste, Pesticides and Toxics Division, Waste Management Branch (DRP-
8J), U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604.
    Requests for a hearing should be addressed to Norman R. Niedergang, 
Director, Waste, Pesticides and Toxics Division (D-8J), U.S. EPA Region 
5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604.
    The RCRA regulatory docket for this proposed rule which contains 
the complete petition and supporting documents is located at the U.S. 
EPA Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604, and is available 
for viewing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding Federal holidays. Call Steven Pak at (312) 886-4446 for 
appointments. The public may copy material from the regulatory docket 
at $0.15 per page.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information concerning 
this notice, contact Steven Pak at the address listed under ADDRESSES 
or at (312) 886-4446.


I. Background

A. Authority

    On January 16, 1981, as part of its final and interim final 
regulations implementing Section 3001 of RCRA, EPA published an amended 
list of hazardous wastes from non-specific and specific sources. This 
list has been amended several times, and is published in Secs. 261.31 
and 261.32. These wastes are listed as hazardous because they typically 
and frequently exhibit one or more of the characteristics of hazardous 
wastes identified in Subpart C of Part 261 (i.e., ignitability, 
corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity) or meet the criteria for listing 
contained in Sec. 261.11(a)(2) or (a)(3).
    Individual waste streams may vary, however, depending on raw 
materials, industrial processes, and other factors. Thus, while a waste 
that is described in these regulations generally is hazardous, a 
specific waste

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