EPA530-R-00-0033
                                                     PB2000-922 401
      MONTHLY HOTLINE REPORT
                       January 2000


               RCRA, Superfund, and EPCRA
     Hotline Questions & Answers

     Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)	  1
     Underground Storage Tank Program (UST)	  1




     New Publications

     Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)	  3
     Underground Storage Tank Program (UST)	  3
     Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation
      and Liability Act (CERCLA)	  5
     Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know (EPCRA)	  6
     All Programs	  6

     Federal Registers

     Final Rules	  7
     Proposed Rules	  8
     Notices	  9


     Call Analyses

     Caller Profiles	 11
     Hotline Topics	 13
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                      HOTLINE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
                 RCRA
1.  Retroactivity of Land Disposal
    Restrictions (LDR) Recordkeeping
    Requirements

    Under the RCRA land disposal restrictions
(LDR), generators are required to retain a
copy of all notices, certifications, waste
analysis data, and other documentation
produced pursuant to the LDR requirements
(40 CFR 268.7(a)(8)).  The Phase IVLDR
final rule changed the required record
retention time for such documents from five
years to three years (62 FR 26004; May 12,
1997). Does this new three-year
recordkeeping requirement apply
retroactively, such that LDR records
generated during the period of the five-year
record retention must only be retained for
three years?

   EPA intended for the new recordkeeping
requirement to apply retroactively. Records
generated during the five-year record retention
period only need to be retained for three years
as of August 11, 1997, the effective date of the
record retention portion of the LDR Phase IV
rule. Thus, if a facility began retaining
records pursuant to LDR requirements on
August 11, 1994, the facility would have
fulfilled the record retention requirement on
August 11, 1997. If a facility began retaining
LDR records on August  11, 1996, the facility
would be required to retain those records for
two years after the effective date of the Phase
IV rule, and would fulfill the record retention
requirement on August 11, 1999
(268.7(a)(8)). The rule changed the record
retention period in 268.7(a)(8) in order to
make the requirements more consistent with
other RCRA recordkeeping requirements,
specifically the record retention requirements
for the manifest system in 262.40(a) (62 FR
26004, 26021; May 12, 1997).
                   UST
2.  UST Financial Responsibility
    Commonly Asked Questions

    Must financial responsibility be
demonstrated on an owner and operator basis
or on a facility basis?

    Financial responsibility must be
demonstrated on an owner and operator basis.
Any person who owns or operates petroleum
underground storage tanks (USTs) must
demonstrate financial responsibility in
accordance with 40 CFR Part 280, Subpart H.
However, financial responsibility need only be
demonstrated once per owner or operator, not
for each facility owned.  The number of
facilities under one owner or operator is
important only in determining the extent of
financial responsibility required for annual
aggregate coverage.  Owners and operators
should contact their state UST regulatory
agency,  as states may require additional
coverage for in-state tanks.

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Hotline Questions & Answers
                              January 2000
    What constitutes an occurrence?

    The term "occurrence" is defined in
 280.92 as an "accident, including continuous
 Or repeated exposure to conditions, which
 results in a release from an underground
 storage tank." EPA notes in 280.92 that this
 definition is not intended to limit the meaning
 of the term "occurrence" in a way that conflicts
 with standard insurance industry usage.  EPA
 further clarifies that, consistent with the
 insurance industry's use of the term,  an
 occurrence does not have to relate to a release
 from  a single tank, but that one occurrence can
 be associated with multiple tank releases
 discovered during an investigation (Letter; Ng
 to Naylor, October 15, 1990, FR-1).

    What is annual throughput?

    Annual throughput is the total amount of
 product removed or dispensed from USTs at a
 facility over the course of the previous
 calendar year. Annual throughput is  a factor
 used in determining annual aggregate coverage
 for non-marketers.

    What mechanisms can I use to demonstrate
financial responsibility ?

    Owners and operators can use a variety of
 mechanisms to demonstrate financial
 responsibility. Allowable mechanisms may
 include: financial test of self-insurance,
 guarantee, insurance or risk retention group
 coverage, surety bond, letter of credit, trust
 fund, or state fund. The allowable mechanisms
 are listed in 280.95 through 280.107.
    Can I combine financial responsibility
mechanisms?

    Owners and operators may use any one or
combination of the mechanisms listed in
280.95 through 280.107. If an owner or
operator uses separate mechanisms or
combinations of mechanisms to demonstrate
financial responsibility for different petroleum
USTs, the annual aggregate must be based on
the number of tanks covered by each separate
mechanism or combination of mechanisms.

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                  RCRA
TITLE: Screening Level Ecological Risk
Assessment Protocol for Hazardous Waste
Combustion Facilities, Volume One - Peer
Review Draft
PUBLICATION DATE: August 1999
AVAILABILITY: Internet only
EPA ORDER NO.: EPA530-D-99-001A
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/
combust/ecorisk.htm

The draft three volume set details the
recommended approach for conducting
ecological risk assessments in support of
permitting RCRA hazardous waste combustion
facilities. Volume I explains the basis of the
user-friendly procedures used to perform the
risk assessments.
TITLE: Screening Level Ecological Risk
Assessment Protocol for Hazardous Waste
Combustion Facilities, Volume Two - Peer
Review Draft
PUBLICATION DATE: August 1999
AVAILABILITY: Internet only
EPA ORDER NO.: EPA530-D-99-001B
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/
combust/ecorisk.htm

The draft three-volume set details the
recommended approach for conducting
ecological risk assessments in support of
permitting RCRA hazardous waste combustion
facilities. Volume II presents compound-
specific information necessary to complete the
risk assessment.

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New Publications
                            January 2000
TITLE: Screening Level Ecological Risk
Assessment Protocol for Hazardous Waste
Combustion Facilities, Volume Three - Peer
Review Draft
PUBLICATION DATE: August 1999
AVAILABILITY: Internet only
EPA ORDER NO.: EPA530-D-99-001C
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/
combust/ecorisk.htm

The draft three volume set details the
recommended approach for conducting
ecological risk assessments in support of
permitting RCRA hazardous waste combustion
facilities. Volume in contains data related to
the risk assessment procedures, including
equations for calculating media concentrations,
chemical and media-specific bioconcentration
factors, and toxicity reference values.

TITLE: Catalog of Hazardous and Solid
Waste Publications, Twelfth Edition
PUBLICATION DATE: September 1999
AVAILABILITY: Internet only
EPA ORDER NO.: EPA530-B-99-001
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/
catalog.htm

This catalog is a directory of EPA documents
relevant to RCRA.  The catalog is divided into
sections which organize the documents by
subject, title, and document order number.
Summaries of the documents and their
publication dates are also included for
documents published as of July 1999.
TITLE: Planet Protectors Create Less Waste
in the First Place! Poster
PUBLICATION DATE: September 1999
AVAILABILITY: Internet only
EPA ORDER NO.: EPA530-H-99-001
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/
kids.htm

This poster emphasizes the importance of
waste prevention by reducing, reusing and
recycling. Poster summarizes the ways to
reuse an old jelly jar.

TITLE: Planet Protectors Create Less Waste
in the First Place!
PUBLICATION DATE: September 1999
AVAILABILITY: Hotline/Internet
EPA ORDER NO.: EPA530-K-99-006
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/
kids.htm

This coloring book emphasizes the importance
of waste prevention by reducing, reusing and
recycling. The booklet suggests several ways
to reuse an old jelly jar.

TITLE: A Collection of Solid Waste
Resources - Fall 1999 Edition
PUBLICATION DATE: November 1999
AVAILABILITY: Hotline
EPA ORDER NO.: EPA530-C-99-002

This CD-ROM contains a number of OSW
documents in their entirety, including the
Municipal Solid Waste Factbook. These
documents provide information on how to
reduce, reuse, and recycle trash, and properly
manage different forms of solid and hazardous
waste.

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January 2000
                            New Publications
TITLE: RCRA Helps Turn Brownfields
Green
PUBLICATION DATE: December 1999
AVAILABILITY: Internet only
EPA ORDER NO.: EPA530-F-99-048
URL: http ://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/
ca/index.htm

This brochure shows how RCRA corrective
action returns brownfield sites to beneficial
use. It also provides two brownfields success
stories.
                  UST
TITLE: Underground Storage Tank Program:
Regional and State Contacts
PUBLICATION DATE: January 2000
AVAILABILITY: Hotline
EPA ORDER NO.: EPA510-F-00-001

This document is a listing of regional and state
UST and LUST program contacts; it includes
Internet addresses for state UST/LUST offices.
               CERCLA
TITLE: Closeout Procedures for National
Priorities List Sites
PUBLICATION DATE: January 2000
EPA ORDER NO.: EPA540-R-98-016,
OSWER 9320.2-09A-P, PB98-963 223
AVAILABILITY: Internet only
URL: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/
resources/closeout/index.htm

This document is designed primarily for
Remedial Project Managers. It describes the
process for accomplishing remedial action
completion, construction completion, site
completion, and site deletion. The guidance
applies only to those sites that are or were on
the final National Priorities List.
TITLE: Presumptive Remedy for Metals-in-
Soil Sites
PUBLICATION DATE: September 1999
EPA ORDER NO.: EPA540-F-98-054, PB99-
963 301, OSWER 9355.0-72FS
AVAILABILITY: Internet
URL: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/
resources/presump/index.htm

This directive identifies a presumptive remedy
for metals-in-soil sites, and summarizes
technical factors that should be considered
when selecting a presumptive remedy for these
sites. This presumptive remedy is intended for
use at sites where metal contamination in soils
is a primary problem, including areas where
metals may be co-located with other
contaminants.

TITLE: Interim Final Guidance Institutional
Controls and Transfer of Real Property under
CERCLA Section 120(h)(3)(A)(B) or (C)
PUBLICATION DATE: January 2000
AVAILABILITY: SDC/Internet
URL: http://www.epa.gov/swerffrr/guide.htm

EPA's evaluation of federal property transfers
is contingent on the receipt of information
establishing that the institutional controls will
be effective in preventing human or
environmental exposure to hazardous
substances that remain on site above levels
which allow unrestricted use. This guidance
requires that the transferring federal agency
demonstrate prior to transfer that certain
procedures are in place, or will be put in place,
that will provide EPA with sufficient basis for
determining that the institutional controls will
perform as expected in the future.

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New Publications
                              January 2000
                EPCRA
TITLE: Chemicals in Your Community: A
Guide to the Emergency Planning and
Community Right-to-Know Act
PUBLICATION DATE: December 1999
AVAILABILITY: Hotline/Internet
EPA ORDER NO.: EPA550-K-99-001
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ceppo/p-gen.htm

This pamphlet provides a summary of the
types of information that can be obtained under
the EPCRA and the Clean Air Act (CAA).
The pamphlet provides a discussion on how
the various types of public information can be
used by groups such as fire departments, health
care professionals, citizens, and other
industries to improve  the safety of the
surrounding community.

TITLE: Joint United States-Mexico
Contingency Plan
PUBLICATION DATE:  June 1999
AVAILABILITY: Hotline/Internet
EPA ORDER NO.:  EPA550-R-99-006
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ceppo/p-gen.htm

The Joint U.S./Mexico Contingency Plan
provides a structure for cooperation between
the United States and  Mexico in response to a
polluting incident.  Such incidents could
potentially threaten both parties or could affect
one party to such a degree that warning the
other party or asking for assistance from the
other party would be necessary. This Plan
offers guidance on subjects such as response
operations, organization, preparedness, and
notification procedures.
          ALL PROGRAMS
TITLE: FY 1998 Audited Financial
Statements
PUBLICATION DATE: September 1999
ORDER NO.: N/A
AVAILABILITY: Internet
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ocfopage/
finstatement/finstatement.htm

This document contains EPA's annual
financial statements for fiscal year 1998. This
document summarizes EPA's financial
activities, and highlights the successes
achieved by the Agency's programs during FY
1998.

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                             FEDERAL REGISTERS
 You may order copies of all major RCRA, Superfund, and EPCRA Federal Registers by calling the Hotline.
                 RCRA, Superfund, and EPCRA National Toil-Free No.: (800) 424-9346
                 Local: (703) 412-9810   TDD National Toll-Free No.: (800) 553-7672

                                  Electronic Availability
    Federal Registers from October 1994 to the present related to the Hotline's program areas are accessible via
                      EPA's Public Access Servers. The servers are accessible at:
                                  WWW: http://www.epa.gov
                                     FTP: ftp.epa.gov

 EPA Federal Registers are organized by date on the WWW (starting from October 1994).

 Go to: http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr

 For RCRA/UST and selected CERCLA Federal Registers, choose: EPA - Waste.
 For selected EPCRA Federal Registers, choose: EPA - TRI.
 For CAA 112(r) Federal Registers, choose: EPA - Air.
            FINAL RULES
RCRA
"Adequacy of State Permit Programs
 Under RCRA Subtitle D"
 January 12, 2000 (65 EB 1814)

 EPA streamlined the approval process for
specific state permit programs for solid waste
disposal facilities other than municipal solid
waste landfills (MSWLF) that receive
conditionally exempt small quantity generator
(CESQG) hazardous waste. This rule is
effective April 11, 2000, unless the Agency
receives adverse comments.
"Hazardous Waste Management
 System; Identification and Listing of
 Hazardous Wastes; Final Exclusion"
 January 14, 2000 (65 ER 2337)

 EPA granted a petition submitted by BWX
Technologies, Inc., to exclude from hazardous
waste control a certain solid waste generated
at Lynchburg, Virginia, facility when disposed
in Subtitle D landfills. The final authorization
will become effective on January 14, 2000.

"North Dakota: Final Authorization of
 State Hazardous Waste Management
 Program"
 January 19, 2000 (65 FR 2897)

 EPA authorized revisions to North Dakota's
hazardous waste program. The final
authorization will become effective on
March 20, 2000, unless adverse comments are
received.

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Federal Registers
                            January 2000
"Comprehensive Guideline for
 Procurement of Products Containing
 Recovered Materials; Recovered
 Materials Advisory Notice; Final Rule"
 January 19, 2000 (65 EB 3070)

 EPA amended the May 1,1995
Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines
(CPG) by designating 18 new items that are or
can be made with recovered materials. These
items are: carpet cushion, flowable fill,
railroad grade crossing surfaces, park benches
and picnic tables, playground equipment, food
waste compost, plastic lumber landscaping
timbers and posts, solid plastic binders, plastic
clipboards, plastic file folders, plastic clip
portfolios, plastic presentation folders,
sorbents, industrial drums, awards and
plaques, mats, signage, and manual-grade
stripping. This final rule will become
effective on January 19, 2001.

CERCLA

"National Priorities List; PAB Oil and
 Chemical Services, Inc. Superfund
 Site"
 January 3, 2000 (65 FR 19)

 Notice of Deletion.

"National Priorities List; D.L. Mud, Inc.
 Superfund Site"
 January 7, 2000 (65 F_B 1070)

 Notice of Deletion.

"National Priorities List; Renora, Inc.
 Superfund Site"
 January 19, 2000 (65 FR 2903)
 'National Priorities List; Katonah
 Municipal Well Site"
 January 19, 2000 (65 FR 2905)

 Notice of Deletion.
         PROPOSED RULES
RCRA
"Adequacy of State Permit Programs
 Under RCRA Subtitle D"
 January 12, 2000 (65 FR 1842)

 EPA proposed to streamline the approval
process for specific state permit programs for
solid waste disposal facilities other than
municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLF) that
receive conditionally exempt small quantity
generator (CESQG) hazardous waste.
Comments must be received by February 11,
2000.

"North Dakota: Final Authorization of
 State Hazardous Waste Management
 Program"
 January 19, 2000 (65 EB 2925)

 EPA proposed to grant final authorization to
the hazardous waste program revisions
submitted by the North Dakota Department of
Health. Comments must be received on or
before February 18, 2000.

CERCLA

"National Priorities  List; D.L. Mud, Inc.
 Superfund Site"
 January 7, 2000 (65 FR 1081)
 Notice of Deletion.
 Proposal to Delete.

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January 2000
                          Federal Registers
 "National Priorities List; Renora, Inc.
  Superfund Site"
  January 19, 2000 (65 R 2925)

  Proposal to Delete.

 "National Priorities List; Katonah
  Municipal Well Site"
  January 19, 2000 (65 R 2926)

  Proposal to Delete.
               NOTICES
 RCRA
 "Alaska: Tentative Determination and
  Final Determination of Full Program
  Adequacy of the State of Alaska's
  Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit
  Program"
  January 5,1999 (65 FR 453)

  EPA published its tentative and final actions
 to streamline the approval process of Alaska's
 Department of Environmental Conservation's
 municipal solid waste landfill permit program.
 All comments must be received by March 6,
 2000.

 "Agency Information Collection
  Activities: Submission for OMB
  Review; Comment Request; Part B
  Permit Application, Permit
  Modifications, and Special Permits"
  January 14, 2000 (65 ER 2388)

  EPA planned to submit the following ICR to
 OMB: Part B Permit Application, Permit
 Modifications, and Special Permits, OMB
 Number 2050-0009, which expires on
 March 31, 2000. The ICR describes the nature
 of the information collection and its expected
 cost and burden; where appropriate it includes
the actual data collection instrument.
Comments must be submitted on or before
February 14,2000.

"Recovered Materials Advisory Notice
 III"
 January 19, 2000 (65 FR 3082)

 EPA provided notice of the availability of the
final Recovered Materials Advisory Notice III
and supporting materials which contains
EPA's recommendations for purchasing 18
items designated in the final Comprehensive
Procurement Guidelines III, which were
published on the same day. The
recommendations for purchasing these items
are effective January 19, 2001.

"Proposed Exclusion From the
 Definition of Solid Waste; Hazardous
 Waste Management System;
 Identification and Listing of Hazardous
 Waste"
 January 20, 2000 (65 FR 3188)

 EPA extended the public comment period
regarding a variance from EPA's hazardous
waste management requirements for certain
materials reclaimed by the World Resources
Company from metal-bearing sludges. The
original proposal was published on
December 9, 1999.  The comment period has
been extended to March 8, 2000.

"Access to Confidential Business
 Information by HAZMED"
 January 26, 2000 (65 FR 4245)

 EPA authorized its contractor HAZMED to
access confidential business information (CBI)
which has been submitted to EPA under
authority of all sections of RCRA. Access to
this data will occur no sooner than February 7,
2000.

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  Federal Registers
                          January 2000
                                   NOTICES
  CERCLA

  "Announcement and Publication of a
   Standard Letter To Be Sent to Parties
   Requesting a Prospective Purchaser
   Agreement (PPA); a Checklist of
   Information Generally Required Before
   a PPA Can Be Negotiated; and a
   Revised Model PPA Announced by
   EPA on October 1,1999"
   January 10, 2000 (65 FR 1381)

   To further promote the reuse of CERCLA
  sites, EPA is streamlining the process for
  evaluating and negotiating Prospective
  Purchaser Agreements (PPAs). On October 1,
  1999, EPA issued a standard letter to be sent to
  parties requesting PPAs (Attachment A); a
  proposed checklist of information needed by
  EPA to evaluate requests (Attachment
  B); and a revised Model PPA (Attachment C).

  CONSENT DECREES AND
  SETTLEMENTS

  "Proposed Administrative Settlement;
   WICO Superfund Site"
   January 6, 2000 (65 FR 773)

  "Proposed Administrative Settlement;
   Industri-Plex Superfund Site"
   January 10, 2000 (65 FR 1386)

  "Proposed Prospective Purchaser
   Agreement; Oronogo-Duenweg Mining
   Belt Superfund Site"
   January 19, 2000 (65 FR 2953)

  "Consent Decree; United States and State
   of Idaho v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.,
   and Coeur d'Alene Tribe v. Union Pacific
   Railroad Co"
   January 20, 2000 (65 FR 3249)
"Proposed Administrative Settlement;
 Bates Mill Superfund Site"
 January 20, 2000 (65 F_R 3233)

"Proposed Administrative Settlement;
 Uniroyal Hill Street Superfund Site"
 January 24, 2000 (65 FR 3709)

"Consent Decree; United States v.
 Ambroid Company, Inc."
 January 24, 2000 (65 EB 3738)

"Consent Decree; United States v. Amity
 Product Carriers, Inc."
 January 24, 2000 (65 FR 3738)

"Consent Decree; United States v. Robert
 Odabashian, et al."
 January 24, 2000 (65 FR 3739)
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                            CALL  ANALYSES
This month, the Hotline responded to a total of 13,854 questions and document requests.
                              CALLER PROFILE
                               RCRA/UST Hotline
          Regulated Community
          Citizens
          State & Local Government
          Native Americans
          Federal Agencies
          Educational Institutions
          EPA
          Media
          Interest Groups
          Congress
          International
          Other
          Referrals*
          Transfers to EPCRA/Superfund Hotline*
          Document Retrieval Line*
          Message Retrieval Line*
          Mailed Document Requests*

          TOTAL NUMBER OF CALLERS
2,412
  165
  102
    3
   19
   61
   72
    3
   58
    3
    2
   20
  135
  109
   11
  237
   28

3,440
* No caller profile data available.
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  Call Analyses                                                            January 2000
              Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act/
                                 Superfund Hotline
                Regulated Community/Industry                    1,654
                Consultants/Engineers                            685
                Attorneys                                        57
                Citizens                                         75
                Public Interest Groups                             32
                Educational Institutions                            26
                EPA                                            24
                Federal Agencies                                  26
                GOCOs                                           1
                Congress                                          5
                State Officials/SERC                              11
                Local Officials/LEPCs                             21
                Fire Departments                                    0
                Hospitals/Laboratories                               1
                Trade Associations                                  0
                Media/Press                                       0
                International                                       8
                Other                                             8
                Referrals*                                       101
                Transfers to RCRA/UST Hotline*                   118
                Document Retrieval Line*                            0
                Message Retrieval Line*                           99

                TOTAL NUMBER OF CALLERS               2,952
   * No caller profile data available.



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January 2000
                                     Call Analyses
                                 HOTLINE TOPICS
 RCRA
 RCRA GENERAL
 SUBTITLE C
 Hazardous Waste Id. - General
  Characteristics
  Listings
  Mixture Rule
  Derived-From
  Contained-In Policy
  Sampling
 Solid and Hazardous Waste Exclusions
 Radioactive Mixed Waste
 Delisting Petitions
 Definition of Solid Waste/Hazardous
  Waste Recycling
 Large Quantity Generators
 Small Quantity Generators
 CESQGs
 Transporters
 Exports/Imports
 TSDFs
  General Facility Standards
  Unit Standards
  Air Emissions
 Combustion - General
  BEFs
  Incinerators
  Draft Strategy
 Waste Minimization
 LDR
  Applicability
  Notifications/Certification
  Treatment Standards
 Permits and Permitting
 State Programs
 Financial Assurance
 Closure/Post-Closure
 Corrective Action
 Enforcement (cleanup)
 Enforcement (operation)
 Hazardous Waste Data
 Test Methods
 Indian Lands
 Used Oil Standards
 Military Munitions
 OTHER WASTES
 Ash
 Bevill Amendment (Mining Waste)
 Medical Wastes
 Oil and Gas
 SUBTITLE D
 Household Hazardous Wastes
 Subtitle D - General
        Technical Standards
 517    Industrial Wastes
        Municipal Wastes
 713    Indian Lands
3951    Financial Assurance
 409   Solid Waste Recycling/Markets -
 591    General
 401    Aluminum
 127    Batteries
.  23    Glass
 213    Paper
  28    Plastics
   8    Tires
        Used Oil
4311   Composting
7551   Procurement
 148   Source Reduction/Pollution Prevention
 107   Grants and Financing
  86   TOTAL QUESTIONS
  36   * Includes 2,343 RCRA document requests.

 131   UST
 205
  56   General/Misc.
  38   Applicability/Definitions
  26   Regulated Substances
  11   Closure
   3   Previously Abandoned Tanks
  45   1998 Deadline
       Standards for New Tank Systems
 167   Upgrading
  39   Release Detection
 205   Reporting Requirements
 158   Operating Requirements
  97   Financing/Grants/Loans
  56   Private Sector Initiative
  79   AST Interface
1911   Corrective Action
  48   Financial Responsibility
  62   Enforcement (cleanup)
  64   Enforcement (operational)
  42   State Programs
   0   Indian Lands
 233   MTBE
  21    RBCA
        Technologies
   7   Solvency/Cost Controls
  22   Trust Fund
 109   Pay for Performance
   4   UST Fields
       Lender Liability
  76   TOTAL QUESTIONS
 121   * Includes 133 UST document requests.
   10
   25
   50
    2
    2

  155
    0
   11
    0
    0
    5
    6
    6
    9
   36
  116
    1
6,845*
   62
  79i
   23
   17
    7
   15
    9
    7
   34
    7
    6
    4
    5
    0
   19
   18
    5
    6
   17
    0
  411
    0
    0
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
 382*
  1 Hot topics for this month
   Topics are calculated as the summation of all questions received by the Hotline. A single call may result in
   multiple questions.
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   Call Analyses
                             January 2000
   EMERGENCY PLANNING AND
   COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW

   General:
    General Title III Questions             292
    Trade Secrets                          5
    Training                              0
    Chemical-Specific Information          15
    Federal Facilities Executive Order        2

   Emergency Planning (301-303):
    General                              55
    Notification Requirements              28
    SERC/LEPC Issues                    20
    EHSs/TPQs                         361
    Risk Communication/
     Hazards Analysis                      2
    Exemptions                           2
    Enforcement                          9
   Emergency Release Notification (304):
    General                              53
    Notification Requirements              72
    Reportable Quantities                  62
    CERCLA  103 vs. SARA 304          30
    ARIP/AHEDB/ERNS                   4
    Exemptions                          22
    Enforcement                          14
   Hazardous Chemical Reporting
   (311-312)
    General                             297
    MSDS Reporting Requirements          88
    Tier I/II Requirements              5701
    Thresholds                        1731
    Hazard Categories                      6
    Mixtures Reporting                    32
    Exemptions                         911
    Enforcement                         27
   Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (313):
    General                             300
    APR                                 23
    Reporting Requirements               327
    Thresholds                          255
    Form R Completion                   192
    Supplier Notification                   32
    NOTEs/NOSEs/NONs                  6
    Voluntary Revisions                   30
    Pollution Prevention 33/50               5
    Public Access to Data                  18
    TRI Database                         15
    Petitions                              1
    TRI Expansion                        33
 Exemptions                          44
 Enforcement                         32
CAA (112(r)):
 General Duty                         45
 RMP General                        489
 Regulated Substances/Thresholds     2401
 Exemptions                         111
 Process Identification                  35
 Program Levels                        6
 Offsite Consequence Analysis        1811
 Accident History                       3
 Prevention Program                    3
 Emergency Response Program           4
 Management Program                  0
 RMP Submission                    127
 Access to RMP Data                 1241
 Risk Communication                 157
 State Implementation                  12
 RMP Enforcement                    24

TOTAL QUESTIONS               4,881
"Includes 875 Emergency Planning and Community
Right-to-Know document requests.
SUPERFUND

General/Misc.                        264
Administrative Improvements:
 General                             17
 Environmental Justice/Brownfields      87
 Presumptive Remedies                  5
 SACM
Soil Screening Levels                  13
Administrative Record                   3
ARARs                              38
CERCLIS                            49
Claims Against Fund                    6
Clean-Up Costs                       18
Clean-Up Standards                    42
Community Involvement                18
Contract Lab Program (CLP)            11
Contracts                              1
Definitions                            12
Enforcement                          42
 Access & Information Gathering        16
 Citizen Suits                          1
 Liability                             52
 PRPs                               15
 Settlements                         301
14
   1 Hot topics for this month
   1 Topics are calculated as the summation of all questions received by the Hotline. A single call may result in
     multiple questions.

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January 2000
                                     Call Analyses
 Federal Facilities
 Hazardous Substances
 Natural Resource Damages
 NCP
 NPL
 Off Site Rule
 Reauthorization
 Release Notification
 Response Process
  HRS
  PA/SI
  RD/RA
  Removal
  RI/FS
  Risk Assess./Health Effects
 RODs
 RQ
 State/Tribal
 Taxes
 Special Topics
  Oil Pollution Act
  SPCC General
  SPCC Applicability
  Definitions
  SPCC Plan Requirements
  SPCC Regulatory Revisions
  SPCC Secondary Containment
  SPCC Other
  FRP
  Oil Spill Liability
  Oil Spill Enforcement/Penalties
  Oil Spill Notification
  Oil Spill Info./ERNS
  Oil Spill Response
  NCP Product Schedule
  Oil Spill Response Technologies

 TOTAL QUESTIONS
 "Includes 501 Superfund document requests.
   25
   68
    2
   25
  491
  101
    0
 1321
   31
    2
    5
   11
    0
   33
   64
   19
   82
    7
    2

    5
  104
 1131
   63
  511
   15
  421
    4
   12
    2
    2
   17
    5
    4
    0
    0

1,746*
 TOTAL HOTLINE QUESTIONS
 AND DOCUMENT REQUESTS:    13,854
 1 Hot topics for this month
 * Topics are calculated as the summation of all questions received by the Hotline. A single call may result in
   multiple questions.
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