UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

                               WASHINGTON, D.C. 20460
                                                     530R86113
                                                                     OFFICE OF
                                                          SOLID WASTE AMD EMERGENCY RESPONSE
 MEMORANDUM
 SUBJECT:   Monthly Report - RCRA/Superfund  Industry Assistance Hotline Report
            for May 1986.

 FROM:      Joan ^ren/uftice of  Solid Waste
            (WBr562)
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            Nancy Parkinson,  Office of  Emergency and Remedial Response
            (WH-5

 TO:        See list of addressees

         This report is prepared  and  submitted for EPA contract No. 68-01-6885

 I.  ACTIVITIES

     A.  The Hotline responded  to 7,178 questions and requests for documents
         in May.
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     B.  Geo/Resource Consultants (GRC) has hired four additional Information
         Specialists for the  Hotline.   They are:  Betty M. Wilson (Environmental
         Engineer),  Kris Andersen (Geological Engineer), Robyn Eder (Geological
         Engineer),  and Car la Rellergert  (Geological Engineer).

     C.  On May 6, Jim Ginley attended  a  Senate hearing regarding the distribution
         of responsibilities  between  DOE  and EPA on the management of
         radioactive/hazardous  mixed  waste.

     D.  On May 7, Kim Gotwals  attended the public hearing on the proposed
         codification rule published  in the March 28, 1986 Federal Register
         (51 FR 10706).

     E.  On May 8, Allen Maples briefed the Hotline on "Restrictions on the
         Placement of Nonhazardous Liquids in Hazardous Waste Landfills,"
         Statutory Interpretative Guidance dated April 1986 (OSWER Directive
         Number:   9487.01-lA).

     F.  On May 23,  Matt Straus met with  Hotline staff to discuss questions
         received at the Hotline  regarding the definition of solid waste
         promulgated in the January 4,  1985 Federal Register (50 FR 614).

II.  REGIONAL ACTIVITIES:  SUPERFUND  INFORMATION SERVICES

     A.  Region II (New York, 800-732-1223 or in New Jersey, 800-346-5009)

         o Rick Wice has been hired.  He  completed a CERCLA/RCRA training program
           provided  by GRC.   Rich is  continuing informal, on-the-job training
           provided  by Region II  Superfund Project Managers and Office of
           External  Programs  staff.

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o On May 14 and 15, Rick traveled to EPA Headquarters to meet the
  RCRA/Superfund Hotline staff and EPA Superfund contacts.

o Rick responded to 38 calls in May.

o The breakdown of calls by subject is as follows:

     Specific sites                 - 20
     CEPP                           - 12
     CERCLA                         -  2
     RCRA                           -  1
     Other                          -  3

o The breakdown of callers is as follows:

     Industry                       -  8
     Public                         - 14
     Consultants                    -  1
     Federal Government             -  3
     State Government               -  6
     Local Government               -  1
     Environmental Organizations    -  1
     Other                          -  4
o On May 30, 150 press releases were mailed to weekly newspapers in
  New York and New Jersey.  The mailing will continue during June.
  Rick plans to mail press releases to daily newspapers after evaluating
  the response level generated from the first mailing.

o The Office of External Programs continues to advertise the Region
  II Superfund Information Service in its fact sheets and press
  releases.  Calls have been received regarding the radon sites in
  New Jersey and the Marathon Battery site in New York as a result of
  these advertisements.

o The Region II Superfund Information Service will be publicized in
  the June issue of "Region II Highlights."

o On May 20, Rick traveled to the Niagara Region to meet with John
  Anderson.  John Anderson is Region II EPA's local public relations
  contact in the Niagara Region.  John provided Rick with a tour of
  Superfund sites.  Rick also met with Anita Gabalski, the local
  community affairs specialist with the State of New York's Department
  of Environmental Conservation.

o In June, Rick plans to meet with Grace Singer, New Jersey Department
  of Environmental Protection (DEP), to discuss joint EPA/DEP community
  relations activities at State-lead sites in New Jersey.

o Rick plans to attend a public meeting and make a site visit to the
  New Jersey radon sites during June.

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   B.  Region IX (800-231-3075)


       o Nancy responded to 156 information requests during May.  She
         referred 25 percent of these calls to Superfund staff or another
         EPA division.

       o The breakdown of calls by subject is as follows:

            Specific sites                        - 63
            CEPP                                  -  4
            CERCIA                                - 47
            RCRA                                  - 23
            Other                                 - 19

       o The breakdown of callers is as follows:

            Industry                              - 13
            Public                                - 63
            Consultants                           - 47
            Federal Government                    -  4
            State Government                      - 13
            Local Government                      - 11
            Environmental Organizations           -  3
            Press                                 -  2

       o Nancy assisted with outgoing calls to elected officials regarding
         the National Priorities List (NPL) announcement and an Operating
         Industries Community Meeting.
III.  SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS AND RESOLVED ISSUES

   A.   RCRA
       1. Small Quantity Generators/Parts Washers/Waste Counting

          An owner/operator (o/o)  of a service station leases a parts washer
          containing mineral spirits from the Safety-Kleen Corporation.   The
          o/o uses the mineral spirits on a daily basis to degrease parts
          on-site.  The spent mineral spirits exhibit a flash-point less
          than 140 F.  The o/o's  written contract with Safety-Kleen requires
          Safety-Kleen to collect  the mineral spirits for reclamation and to
          deposit regenerated or new mineral spirits at the service station
          every eight weeks.  The  o/o is a "100-1000 kg/mo generator" of
          hazardous wastes.

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   When, if ever, do the o/o's mineral spirits become regulated as a
   hazardous waste?  According to the revised small quantity generator
   regulations which appeared in the March 24, 1986 Federal Register,
   are the mineral spirits counted in determining the amount of
   hazardous waste generated?

        Section 261.4(c) exempts "[a] hazardous waste which is
        generated...in a manufacturing process unit or an associated
        nonwaste-treatment-manufacturing unit" from regulation under
        Parts 262 through 265 and the notification requirements of
        Section 3010 of RCRA.  The material is only subject to
        regulation when it is removed from the unit in which it was
        generated or if the material remains in the unit for more than
        90 days after the unit ceases to be operated for manufacturing
        purposes.  In this specific case, the parts washer leased from
        Safety-Kleen is functioning as a manufacturing process unit.
        The parts washer is a containerized unit used in degreasing
        operations.  Therefore, the mineral spirits will not be subject
        to regulations under Parts 262-265, 270, 271, 124, and Section
        3010 until they are emptied from the parts washer container
        or until they remain within a nonoperational parts washer for
        more than 90 days, whichever occurs first.

        Under the March 24, 1986 rules, waste exempt from some regulations
        under 261.4(c) are not counted.  As long as the waste is exempt
        under 261.4(c), it need not be counted.  However, the mineral
        spirits would be counted in determining the amount of hazardous
        waste generated on-site as soon as the mineral spirits are
        removed from the parts washer unit or after they remain in the
        non-operating unit for more than 90 days.  If the mineral
        spirits remain within the parts washer unit for 90 days or
        less after the unit ceases operation, then they will not be
        counted towards the quantity determination of the service    '
        station o/o.

        Source:    Maureen Smith    (202) 382-7703
                   Matthew Straus   (202) 475-8551
        Research:  Margaret Kneller


2. Interim Status and SQGs

   A small quantity generator (SQG) has been treating hazardous waste on-site
   in compliance with 40 CFR 261.5(g) since May 1980.  During the month of
   January 1986, the generator produced more than 1000 kgs. of hazardous
   waste, exceeding the quantity limitation for SQGs.  Now, the hazardous
   waste must be managed as large quantity generator waste according to 40
   CFR Part 262.  The hazardous waste must be sent off-site or managed on-
   site at a facility which is RCRA permitted or in interim status.  Since
   the generator has been a SQG up to this point, the generator never
   obtained interim status for his SQG waste treatment facility.  Can the
   generator now obtain interim status in order to continue treating the
   waste on-site?

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        According to Section 3005(e) of RCRA, any owner/operator (o/o)
        may obtain interim status if the o/o meets three requirements,
        and has not already been denied a permit.  The first requirement
        the o/o must meet is to be in existence on November 19, 1980,
        or on the effective date of regulatory changes which first
        render the facility subject to the permit requirements.  The
        above mentioned generator meets this requirement because the
        facility was treating hazardous waste on November 19, 1980
        even though the o/o was not subject to substantive regulations.

        The second requirement the o/o must meet is to comply with
        Section 3010 of SWOA.  Section 3010 required the o/o of a
        treatment, storage, or disposal facility to submit a
        notification of hazardous waste activity form within 90 days
        of the date when the hazardous waste first became subject to
        regulation.  Because small quantity generators were exempted
        under 40 CFR 261.5 from the 3010 notification requirement,
        this o/o need not have submitted a 3010 notification in order
        to obtain interim status per 40 CFR 270.70.

        Finally, Section 3005(e) requires the o/o to submit a permit
        application.   Where, as here, the facility becomes subject to
        RCRA permitting due to changes at the facility, not regulatory
        action, 40 CFR 270.10 requires the o/o to submit Part A of
        the permit application within 30 days of the date the facility
        first becomes subject to 40 CFR Parts 265 or 266.

        Source:    Carrie Wehling  (202) 475-8067
        Research:  Ingrid Rosencrantz
3.  Treatment Without A Permit

    A facility generates a waste that is in powder form and which exhibits
    the characteristic of EP toxicity.  The waste is stored in a tank
    pursuant to the standards specified in 40 CFR 262.34.  When the tank
    is partially full, the generator pours in sand, and mixes the contents
    of the tank until a homogeneous mixture is formed.  The sand dilutes
    the original waste.  The resulting mixture no longer exhibits a
    characteristic of a hazardous waste.  How is the generator regulated
    under RCRA?  Can the State in which the facility is located require
    the facility to get a permit?

        Under federal law, if the facility did not accumulate the waste
        for longer than the applicable time period specified in 262.34
        (90 days), then the facility would only have to comply with the
        applicable provisions of 262.34.   Rendering a characteristic
        hazardous waste non-hazardous by dilution is treatment; however,
        such treatement does not require a permit if 262.34 is followed.
        The EPA clarified this interpretation in the March 24, 1986
        Federal Register which states, "Of course, no permitting would
        be required if a generator chooses to treat their hazardous
        waste in the generator's accumulation tanks or containers in
        conformance with the requirements of 262.34 and Subparts J or I

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        of Part 265.  Nothing in 262.34 precludes a generator from
        treating waste when it is in an accumulation tank or container
        covered by that provision.  Under the existing Subtitle C
        system, EPA has established standards for tanks and containers
        which apply to both the storage and treatment of hazardous
        waste...the Agency believes that treatment in accumulation
        tanks or containers is permissible under the existing rules,
        provided the tanks or containers are operated strictly in
        compliance with all applicable standards." (51 FR 10168)

        States with existing standards may administer and enforce them
        as a matter of State law.  Further, a State with the appropriate
        authorization could require a generator that treats hazardous
        waste in a tank to operate under a RCRA permit or interim status
        if the requirement was incorporated in the State's approved
        program.

        Of course, a non-listed characteristic hazardous waste that is
        treated so that it no longer exhibits a characteristic of
        hazardous waste need not be disposed of at a RCRA. Subtitle C
        facility, instead, the waste could be disposed of at an approved
        State or local facility according to applicable Subtitle D
        standards.

        Source:    Mark Greenwood  (202) 382-7703
        Research:  Kevin Weiss
                   Charlotte Mooney
4. Corrective Action

   The Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 contain several
   corrective action provisions.  Section 3004(u) requires that permits
   contain provisions for corrective action and financial responsibility
   for implementing such corrective action.  Amended Section 3004(a)
   of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) authorizes regulations on
   financial assurance for corrective action.  Does this financial
   responsibility requirement extend to amended Section 3004(v),
   corrective action beyond the facility boundary?

        Yes, the proposed codification rule dated March 28, 1986 (51 FR
        10714) explains that the financial responsibility requirement
        extends to corrective action beyond the facility boundary.
        Proposed Section 264.101(c) codifies this requirement.  The
        final closure rule, issued on May 2, 1986 (51 FR 16422),
        contains some financial responsibility provisions, but does
        not contain specific provisions for corrective action.  The
        Agency will address the specific requirements for financial
        responsibility for corrective action in a separate proposal
        due out in September 1986.

        Source:    Debbie Wolpe  (202) 382-7729
        Research:  Kim B. Gotwals

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5. Hazardous Waste Export Rule

   A generator of spent lead-acid batteries will send the batteries to
   Taiwan for reclamation.  The batteries exhibit the characteristic of
   EP toxicity, as defined in 261.24 for lead contamination.  What
   RCRA regulations pertaining to export notification and/or record-
   keeping is the generator subject to currently?  What regulations
   would the generator be subject to under the hazardous waste export
   regulations as proposed in the March 13, 1986 Federal Register
   (51 FR 8744)?

        Section 266.80 of the current RCRA regulations (applicable to
        reclaimed spent lead-acid batteries) states that "[p]ersons who
        generate, transport, or collect spent batteries...but do not
        reclaim them are not subject to regulation under Parts 262
        through 266..."  Export notification requirements are presently
        found in 262.50 and generator recordkeeping requirements are
        in 262.40.  Since this generator is exempt form Part 262, he
        is then not subject to the export notification or recordkeeping
        requirements.

        The hazardous waste export regulations, as proposed, would
        not alter the current exemption in 266.80.  However, EPA
        anticipates making a final regulatory determination on this
        issue and all other hazardous waste export regulations in late
        July 1986.

        Source:    Carolyn Barley  (202) 382-2217
                   Wendy Grieder   (202) 382-4888
        Research:  Margaret Kneller


  6.  Spent Solvents

     A company uses methylene chloride to remove varnish from pieces of
     equipment.  The varnish is stripped off in clumps and is collected
     in a container with the methylene chloride.  The clumps of varnish
     are removed from the methylene chloride, and the methylene chloride
     is used again for more stripping.  Would the clumps of varnish be a
     hazardous waste when disposed?

          When methylene chloride is used as a solvent/stripper and
          becomes spent through use, then it is a listed hazardous waste,
          F002 (261.31).  When the clumps are removed from the methylene
          chloride (F002), they become a new solid waste.   If intended
          for disposal, the clumps would be considered F002 because of
          the "derived from rule" in 261.3(c)(2)(i), which states that
          any solid waste generated from the treatment of a hazardous
          waste is still a hazardous waste.  Once the clumps are removed,
          the once-spent methylene chloride would then be reclaimed and
          would no longer be regulated as F002.

          Source:    Matt Straus (202) 475-8551
          Research:  Jim Ginley

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B.  CERCIA

      1. Decision Documents (RODs, NDDs, and EDDs)

         A remedial action at a CERCIA site requires the preparation of a
         decision document following completion of the remedial investigation
         and feasibility study (RI/FS).  The decision document describes the
         recommended remedy for the site and details compliance with the
         National Contingency Plan (NCP) and CERCIA.  There are three types of
         decision documents, including the Record of Decision (ROD), the
         Enforcement Decision Document (EDO), and the Negotiation Decision
         Document (NDD).  What are the major differences among the ROD, EDO
         and NDD?

              An NDD presents a number of options to be considered during
              negotiations, while an ROD or EDD delineates a selected remedy
              and summarizes options which were not selected.  Additionally,
              the NDD is always Enforcement Confidential, which means that it
              is not available to the public.

              A ROD is prepared when the remedial action is Fund-financed
              (pursuant to CERCIA 104), whereas the EDD is prepared when the
              remedial action is enforcement-lead (pursuant to 106).  In
              some cases, a Negotiation Decision Document (NDD) precedes the
              EDD.  The NDD describes various alternatives in the negotiation
              stage of an enforcement-lead action.  Some regions choose to
              brief Regional Administrators on the negotiation process rather
              than to prepare an NDD.  Another use for RODs is for certain
              removal actions (e.g., IRMs) which include transportation and
              disposal of waste off-site.

              RODs and EDDs are public documents.  Approved RODs are presently
              available through the National Technical Information Service
              (NTIS) and the Environmental Law Institute.  EPA will soon
              determine how EDDs will be available.  A more detailed discussion
              of RODs, NDDs, and EDDs can be found in the memorandum,
              "Preparation of Decision Documents for Approving Fund-Financed
              and Potentially Reponsible Party Remedial Actions under CERCIA,"
              dated February 27, 1985, and the May 19, 1986 issue of Superfund
              Record of Decision Update.

              Source:    Betsy Shaw (202) 382-3304
              Research:  Jennifer Brock
      2. Releases to POTW's

         A production facility spills a hazardous substance listed in 40 CFR
         302.4.  This substance goes into a drain through a sewer to a Publicly
         Owned Treatment Works (POTW).  The POTW does not have a program approved
         under Sections 402 or 307(b) or (c) of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

         a) Is the release of a hazardous substance into a sewer considered
            a "release into the environment?"
         b) If the release is "into the environment," is it a federally
            permitted release?

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Hazardous substance releases in areas that are not completely
enclosed are considered to be releases "into the environment,"
consistent with the purpose of CERCLA notification to ensure timely
reporting of releases which may require a government response.
Because a sewer is not a totally enclosed structure, a
hazardous substance which is spilled into a sewer is considered
a "release into the environment."

One of the exemptions from Section 103 reporting requirements is
for federally permitted releases.  The definition of federally
permitted release in CERCIA Section 101(10) specifically indentifies
releases permitted under other environmental statutes, including:

o Ihe introduction of any pollutant into a publicly owned treatment
  works (POTW) when (1) such pollutant is specified in and in
  compliance with pretreatment standards of Sections 307(b) and (c)
  of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and (2) the pollutant is specified in
  and in compliance with enforceable requirements in a pretreatment
  program submitted by a state or municipality for EPA approval
  under Section 402 of the CWA.

In this case, the POTW does not have an approved program; therefore,
the release is not federally permitted.  If the amount of substance
spilled exceeds its reportable quantity as described in Section
302.4, the facility owner/operator must notify the National Response
Center (NRC) as required by Section 302.6.

Source:    Joe Freedman  (202) 382-7700
Research:  Ingrid Rosencrantz

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IV. ANALYSES OF QUESTIONS
 The Hotline responded to 7,178 questions and requests for documents in May.
 questions asked, the percentage of callers was:
Of the
Generators 15.2%
Transporters 2 . 2%
TSDF's 6.5%
EPA HQ's 1.5%
EPA Regions 4.0%
Federal Agencies 3.8%
Local Agencies 1.5
Breakdown of calls by EPA Regions:
1 6.0% 3 22.3%
2 10.9% 4 14.1%
International < 1%
RCRA
General Information
3010 Notification
260.10 Definitions
260.22 Petitions/Delisting
261.2 Solid Waste Definition
261.3 Hazardous Waste (HW) Defn.
261-C Characteristic HW
261-D Listed HW
261.4 Exclusions
261.5 Small Quantity Generator
261.6 Recycling Standards
266-C Use Constituting Disposal
266-D HW Burned for Energy Recovery
266-E Used Oil Burned for
Energy Recovery
266-F Precious Metal Reclamation
266-G Spent Lead-Acid Battery
Reclamation
261.7 Container Residues
262 Generator (Gen'l)
Manifest Info
Pre- transport
Accumulation
Recordkeeping & Reporting
International Shipments
263 Transporter
270 B - Permit Application
D - Changes to Permits
F - Special Permits
G - Interim Status
271 State Programs
124 Administrative Procedures
Liability/Enforcement
Referrals
State Agencies 4.5%
Consultants 22.1%
Press 1.0%
Trade Associations 1.6%
Citizens 3.4%
UST Owner/Operator 23.6%
Used Oil Handlers 5.7%
Others 3.3%
5 17.1% 7 5.3% 9
6 9.0% 8 3.9% 10
264/265 TSDF
225 A-Scope/Applicability
104 B-General Facility Standards
84 C-Preparedness/Prevention
38 D-Contingency Plans
154 E-Manifest/Recordkeeping/Reporting
208 F-Groundwater Monitoring
180 G-Closure/Post-Closure
224 H-Financial Requirements
93 I-Containers
121 J-Tanks
129 K-Surface Impoundments
17 L-Waste Piles
114 M-Land Treatment
N-Landfills
189 O-incinerators
28 P-Thermal Treatment
Q-Chemical, Physical, Biological Tr
25 R-Underground Injection
49 X/Y-Miscellaneous/Experimental
59
36 CERCLA
8 General/Overview
92 Hazardous Substances/RQ
14 NCP
19 Taxes/PCLTF
46 Removal
39 Remedial
15 NPL
14 On-site policy
50 Off-site Policy
73 CERCLIS/SIotification
7 Liability/Enforcement
38 CERCLA Reauthorization
183 Document Requests








7.6%
3.8%
92
25
4
10
35
73
69
55
29
59
39
12
8
58
29
6
reat.O
9
2
99
107
60
19
15
45
144
13
32
47
50
54
1,030

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General
Effective Dates
Small Quantity Generators_

Liquids in Landfills Ban
Land Disposal Restrictions

Storage of Banned Waste	
Minimum Technology Standards
Groundwater Commission_

Corrective Action
Interim Status Corrective
Action Orders
Loss of Interim Status_

Permits
Exposure Assessments_

RD&D Permits
Waste Minimization
Used Oil Listing_

Recycling Std.	
                                    RCRA AMENDMENTS
 36
 36
211
 57
131
 34
Retrofitting Suface Impoundments    26

Groundwater Monitoring	23
 72
 20
 45
 12
 16
 26
Listings/Characteristic Revision    68

Delisting	28
180
102
Hazardous Waste Exports
Mining waste, Utility Waste &
Cement Kiln Dust
Uranium Mill Tailings_

State Implementation^

Subtitle D
                                             Procurement Guidelines
                                             Inventory of Injection Wells
Federal Enforcement_

Citizen Suits
H.W. Underground Tanks
UST
Definitions
          Notification
Interim Prohibition_

Tank Standards	

Total -
   22
                                                                                 24
          Inventory of Federal Facilities	1_

          Inspect ions	6
Dioxins from Resource Recovery	14

Domestic Sewage	10
   28
  203
                                   622
                                              75
  112
1,012

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                                                       Washington, D.C. Metro #202-382-300)
V. PUBLICATIONS


   RCRA

   "Guidance for Implementing the RCRA Dioxin Listing Rule", dated August 1985,
   is available by calling the Hotline.

   The Groundwater Task Force is completing 1-3 site-specific reports per month.
   Two reports that have been released to date are:  (1) the Kettleman Hills,
   California site and (2) the Model City, New York site.  Site-specific reports
   can be obtained by calling the regional public affairs office.  Callers should
   contact the region in which a specific site is located.  For the Kettleman
   Hills, California report, private parties should call 1-800-231-2075.  The
   press should call Patty Post at (415) 974-8083.

   "Hazardous Waste Tank Failure and Release Model" (draft) and "Hazardous Waste
   Tank Risk Analysis" (draft) were noticed in the March 5, 1986 Federal Register
   (51 FR 9072).  Copies of the reports are available for purchase from the
   National Technical Information Service (NTIS) at (703) 487-4650.  The order
   number for the "Hazardous Waste Tank Risk Analysis is PB86-192937 and the
   cost is $22.95.  The order number for the "Hazardous Waste Tank Failure and
   Release Model" is PB86-192954 and the cost is $46.95.

   "The RCRA Implementation Plan (RIP) for FY 1987," dated May 19, 1986, is
   available.  The RIP identifies the five highest priority RCRA activities
   in the coming fiscal year.  Copies can be obtained by contacting
   Denise Bonner at (202) 382-2210.

   CERCLA

   Descriptions of proposed and final NPL sites covered in Update #5 (single
   copies) are available, free of charge from EPA's Public Information Center
   (PIC) located at 820 Quincy Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20011, or by
   calling 800-828-4445 (DC area: (202) 829-3535).  Publication number is
   HW-8.6.

   Descriptions of 45 proposed NPL sites (Update #5).  Publication number is
   HW-8.7.  Available from PIC.

   Descriptions of 87 sites previously proposed for the NPL but not included
   in Update #5.  Publication number is HW-8.8.  Available from PIC.

   Descriptions of sites listed earlier:  "Hazardous Waste Sites:  Descriptions
   of Sites on Current National Priorities List, October 1984."  Publication
   number HW-8.5.  Available from National Technical Information Service (NTIS).
   Publication number is PB85-224756.  Cost is $40.95 per copy.

   The Superfund Record of Decision (ROD) Update dated May 19, 1986 is available.
   The Hotline will take requests.

   The Site-Specific Remedial Funding Report contains information on Funding
   spent on any given site to date.  The Report is dated January 31, 1986.
   Copies are available to callers by contacting Margaret Brown at (202) 475-8102.

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VI. FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICES FOR MAY
            RCRA/Superfund Hotline
            National Toll Free #800-424-9346
            Washington, D.C. Metro #202-382-3000
    Former notices with open catitient period as of June 1
    April 22, 1986:  51 FR 15018
    (tentative final authorization
    for California)
    April 29, 1986:  51 FR 15916
    (proposal to deny delisting
    petitions and revoke temporary
    exclusions)
    May Federal Register Notices

    May 2, 1986:  51 FR 16422
    (final rule revising closure,
    post-closure, and financial
    responsibility regulations)
    May 5, 1986:  51 FR 16636
    (proposed rule establishing
    simplified procedures for
    assessing damage to natural
    resources)
    May 7, 1986:  51 FR 16860
    (proposed delistings)

    May 15, 1986:  51 FR 17737
    (final authorization for
    New York)

    May 15, 1986:  51 FR 17739
    (final authorization for
    West Virginia)

    May 22, 1986:  51 FR 18804
    (delayed determination
    of final authorization
    for Michigan)
Notice of tentative determination for final
authorization of California's hazardous waste
management program. Comments are due by
June 4,1986.

Notice of proposal to deny sixteen delisting
petitions and revoke two temporary exclusions.
Basis for denial and revocation is insufficient
information in petitions on hazardous or non-
hazardous nature of waste. Cormients are due by
June 12, 1986.
Final rule promulgating amendments to the closur
post-closure care and financial responsibility
requirements applicable to owners and operators
of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.
The effective date is October 29, 1986, except
for 270.14(b)(14) which becomes effective on
May 2, 1986.

Proposed rule issued by DOI establishing
simplified procedures for assessing damages to
natural resources from releases covered by CERCL
or the Clean Water Act (CWA). This proposed rule
supplements the "type B" procedures for performi
assessments published in the December 20, 1985
Federal Register (50 FR 52126). Comments are due
by June 19, 1986.

Proposed rule to delist wastes generated at seve
facilities. Comments are due by June 6, 1986.

Notice of final authorization for New York's
hazardous waste management program. The effectiv
date is May 29, 1986.

Notice of final authorization for West Virginia'
hazardous waste management program. The effectiv
date is May 29, 1986.

Notice of delayed determination on Michigan's
application for final authorization of the State
hazardous waste management program.

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May 28, 1986:  51 PR 19176
(technical correction to
final codification rule)
May 28, 1986:  51 FR 19300
(final land disposal ban
schedule)
May 28, 1986:  51 FR 19320
(final rule clarifying the
scope of the spent pickle
liquor listing)
Technical correction to the Final Codification
Rule published in the July 15, 1985 Federal
Register (50 FR 28702) which removes the
designation of "reserved" from 265.314(d) and
reinserts language requiring the use of the Pain
Filter Liquids Test.

Final rule establishing a schedule for banning
listed hazardous waste from land disposal as
required by 3004(g) of the Hazardous and Solid
Waste Amendments of 1984. The effective date is
30 days frcm May 28, 1986.

Final rule clarifying that the listing for spent
pickle liquor from steel finishing operations
(K062) applies only to wastes generated by iron
and steel facilities. The effective date is
May 28, 1986.

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