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Identification and listing of hazardous waste

Rebuttal: The Mixture Rule and the Environmental Code

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) "mixture rule for hazardous waste was vacated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Shell Oil Co. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1...

EPA's Continuing Jurisdiction Regulation: A Response to The Mixture Rule and the Environmental Code

Can listed hazardous waste escape the requirements of Subtitle C1 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA),2 without being delisted, simply by being mixed with other...

Environmental Technology Council v. Browner

The court refuses to approve a proposed consent decree requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a notice of proposed revisions to its hazardous waste identification rule by August 15, 1995, and to issue its...

EPA's Mixture Rule: Why the Fuss?

For over a decade, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) "mixture rule" clarified the status under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act1 (RCRA) of mixtures containing listed hazardous waste...

Mobil Oil Corp. v. EPA

The court holds moot challenges to the mixture and derived-from rules that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), holds moot a challenge to EPA's rule applying the...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. EPA

The court upholds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) decision not to list used oil from gasoline-powered engines that is destined for disposal as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA). The...

RCRA Imminent Hazard Authority: A Powerful Tool for Businesses, Governments, and Citizen Enforcers

Years ago, environmental law was considered a specialized branch of administrative law. Environmental law-suits generally involved either enforcement (government regulators or environmentalists suing businesses) or regulatory appeals (...

United States v. Ekco Housewares, Inc.

The court holds that a bakeware manufacturing company violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and a consent agreement by failing to establish financial assurance for closure, and violated the agreement by failing to...

United States v. Recticel Foam Corp.

A magistrate judge finds in a criminal prosecution under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) that a postuse mixture of spent solvent and other nonhazardous solid waste does not constitute an F002 listed hazardous waste....

Edison Elec. Inst. v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) failed to justify application of its toxicity characteristic rule to mineral processing and electric utility wastes, and remands portions of the rule to...