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Subject: [DCHAS-L] EPA: September Solid and Hazardous Waste Program Updates
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 10:38:34 -0400
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September 17 , 2021
Proposal to Amend the Polychlorinated Biphenyl Regulations

EPA is proposing several regulatory changes to the implementation of the regulations for the cleanup and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Three of the key proposed changes include expanding the available options for test methods used to characterize and verify the cleanup of PCB waste, amending disposal options for cleanups, and adding flexibility during emergencies. The proposed changes aim to improve clarity and implementation of the PCB regulations, resulting in quicker and more efficient cleanups, and allowing for greener technology in laboratories. EPA will seek comment on this proposal during a 60-day public comment period once it's published in the Federal Register.  

New: Solar Panel End-of-Life Webpages Now Available

On September 9, 2021, EPA published three new web pages on end-of-life management of solar panels. These pages provide information on how solar panels are regulated at the end of life when recycled or disposed of. 

Find information here about different types of solar panels and how they are regulated at end of life. If you are disposing of solar panels that are hazardous waste, then regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle C must be followed to make sure the panels are safely recycled or disposed of.

To learn more about the end-of-life management of solar panels, please visit:
Upcoming Electronic Manifest Adoption Workshops with Stakeholders   

Save the Date! On October 27th and November 3rd, the e-Manifest Programplans to host virtual public meetings to discuss how to increase the electronic manifest adoption rate. The agenda for these meetings will be identical, and all stakeholders are encouraged to attend one of the two meetings. Additional details and registration instructions are forthcoming and will be announced via the e-Manifest listservs. 

September 30th Webinar on Bolstering Markets for Recyclable Materials

Join us on September 30th (2-3:30pm ET) for a re-broadcast of EPA's 2020 America Recycles Summit session "Bolstering Markets for Recyclables via Recycling Market Development Centers and Programs," followed by a live Q&A with the original presenters. This session highlights different approaches being taken by state market development centers and programs in Washington, California, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania -- demonstrating their critical role in improving and creating markets for recyclable materials. Market development programs and centers are part of the broader effort to refocus efforts on recycling market development and highlight the positive environmental and economic impacts of recycling programs. 

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