Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 11:23:38 -0400
Reply-To: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Reminder May 4th Public Meetings on Hazardous Waste Generator

Note additional locations.

- Ralph

Date:         Mon, 3 May 2004 11:22:01 -0400
From: "Balf, Thomas P." 
Subject: Reminder May 4th Public Meetings on Hazardous Waste Generator Program

A reminder that EPA will host a "RCRA Generator Listening Session" in
Boston tomorrow (May 4th) from 9 - 5 at the Tip O'Neill Building at
10 Causeway Street (next to North Station).

Files are attached and/or go to the EPA link
( to
register for the meeting. I hope to be there in the afternoon,
although I do not plan on speaking. I encourage C2E2ers to
attend/speak or submit comments. If you wish to share your views
through the C2E2, please send me your comments via email or phone,
and we can try put together a response from the C2E2. We (C2E2) have
been focusing more closley on efforts to address the lab questions
("when is a waste a waste") via a separate rulemaking and will report
on that to the group next week.


           Public Meetings on Hazardous Waste Generator Program

       Attached for your information is a copy of the Federal Register
Notice announcing a series of public meetings EPA's Office of Solid
Waste is holding in May 2004 to obtain input from its many stakeholders
on the effectiveness of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's
(RCRA's) hazardous waste generator regulatory program, as well as to
identify areas for improvement.  (Also attached is a copy of the actual
Federal Register Notice that appeared in the Federal Register on April
16, 2004.)

       There are over 130,000 hazardous waste large and small quantity
generators in this country.  These generators are the everyday stewards
of hazardous waste management responsible for ensuring that their
hazardous waste is managed safely from "cradle to grave."  With the
information collected, we will evaluate and determine whether changes to
the hazardous waste generator program are appropriate, and if so,
develop and implement a hazardous waste generator program strategy with
the goals of fostering: improved program effectiveness, a pollution
prevention stewardship philosophy, and reducing compliance cost, where

       The meetings are scheduled to run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but
EPA may adjust the schedule based on actual registration data.  EPA
strongly encourages participants to register as each meeting location
has associated capacity limits.  Participants are requested to register
at least seven days in advance of a meeting.  Speakers may register
on-line at:

The meetings will be held in the following cities. Specific locations
are found in the Federal Register Notice.

             DATE                    PLACE             CAPACITY
             May 4, 2004             Boston, MA                    200
             May 13, 2004                  Washington, D.C.
             May 17, 2004                  Chicago, IL
             May 24, 2004                  Seattle, WA

       Interested parties are encouraged to participate since these
meetings are public opportunities to provide information to the Agency
that can ultimately improve EPA's hazardous waste generator regulatory
program. For those planning to attend, please register early since
seating is limited, particuarly in Washington, D.C.  Oral comments will
be limited to 2 minutes each.  Any member of the public may file a
written statement in addition to presenting oral comments.

       Address inquiries to Jim O'Leary by email, Oleary.jim**At_Symbol_Here**; by
phone, 703-308-8827; or by fax 703-308-0514.  More information about
hazardous waste generators is also available on the internet at: <>

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