Accession Number:

ADA445755

Title:

Guidance for Selecting Legitimate Recycling Products and Processes

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL STEEL AND SHIPBUILDING CO SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-10-23

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

More and more shipyards are seeking means to recycle hazardous waste materials either to meet waste minimization goals or reduce disposal costs and liability. Some of this recycling occurs onsite. In other cases, materials are sent to offsite recycling facilities. In addition, some shipyards are being asked to purchase products made from recycled secondary materials, including abrasive blast, recycled solvents, and waste derived fuels. For regulatory purposes, recycling hazardous wastes is not as simple as identifying an appropriate wastestream, purchasing the necessary equipment, and then simply initiating the process. Depending upon the type of material and the recycling technique, a shipyards decision to engage in hazardous waste recycling can trigger a host of regulatory requirements and change the regulatory status of the facility. Under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act RCRA and similar state laws, regulatory authority attaches to hazardous materials that are solid wastes. Solid wastes are defined generally to include discarded materials that are not otherwise excluded from regulation. A material is discarded if it is abandoned, recycled in certain ways, or considered inherently waste-like. Some hazardous materials that are recycled are solid wastes and regulated, while others are not. In fact, the same material may be a solid waste when

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE