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Announcement of a Public Stakeholder Meeting Concerning the Hazardous Waste Generator Regulatory Program

Federal Register, April 20, 2004, Page 20617-20620

Agency

Environmental Protection Agency

Action

Notice of a public stakeholder meeting.

Summary

EPA's Office of Solid Waste is holding a series of public meetings 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. Concurrent with this effort, the Agency intends to issue an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking comment on a series of questions related to the RCRA hazardous waste generator regulatory program. With the information collected from these two efforts, we will evaluate and determine whether changes to the hazardous waste generator program are appropriate and, if so, develop and implement a program strategy with the goals of fostering: improved program effectiveness; a pollution prevention stewardship philosophy; and decrease compliance cost where practicable.
    The following topics are planned for discussion:
    1. What areas of the generator program are working well?
    2. How can we improve the program through the use of innovative solutions and improved technical assistance?
    3. How can we improve the program through better performance measurements, burden reductions and pollution prevention/recycling?
    Additional detail can be found under Tentative Agenda. A tentative agenda is on the Web at: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/gener/init/index.htm

Dates

The stakeholder meetings are scheduled for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. local time: May 4, 2004, Boston, MA; May 13, 2004, Washington, DC; May 17, 2004, Chicago, IL; May 24, 2004, Seattle, WA. Submit written comments on or before June 30, 2004.

Addresses

Boston, MA, Tip O'Neil Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02222, May 4, 2004; Washington DC, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency--East Building, Room 1153, 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW., May 13, 2004; Chicago, IL, Metcalfe Federal Building, Morrison Conference Room 331, 77 W. Jackson, May 17, 2004; Seattle, WA, Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport, 17001 Pacific Highway South, May 24, 2004. Written comments may be submitted electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier. Follow the detailed instructions as provided in section I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

Further Information

Further information may be found at: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/gener/init/index.htm.

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