Regulatory Analysis Of Proposed Restrictions On Land Disposal Of California List Wastes, Draft. (See OSWER Docket #F-86-LDR4-S0003.A)
EPA is considering three possible regulatory strategies for specifying treatment standards for land disposed California list wastes and for other waste streams containing these wastes. The first regulatory alternative sets threshold levels for all California list wastes and requires specific treatment technologies for all halogenated organic compounds and PCB wastes containing concentration above these levels. The second regulatory alternative also sets threshold levels for all California list constituents, but does not require specific treatment technologies. Those wastes containing California list constituents below threshold levels would not be subject to the land disposal restrictions. The third alternative defines technology-based standards that specify technologies required for treatment of all wastes containing California list constituents at any concentration.
The purpose of this Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) is to provide a detailed assessment of the costs and benefits of the regulatory strategies being considered by the Agency. As such, this report fulfills the requirements of the Executive Order 12291, which requires EPA to prepare a full RIA for all major rulemakings.
This RIA describes the three regulatory alternatives considered by EPA; the current land disposal practices for California list wastes; the estimation of the costs of each regulatory alternative; the estimation of the benefits of each regulatory alternative; the estimation of the benefits of each regulatory alternative; the analysis of the relative costs and benefits of the three approaches considered by EPA.
|Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response|
|Office of Solid Waste|
|Land Disposal Restrictions Branch|
|Regulatory Impact Analysis|
Economic Impact Assessment