Readers of my blog and subscribers to my monthly newsletter will know that the EPA published a NODA (Notice of Data Availability) in the Federal Register on February 14, 2014. Its purpose: to present information assembled by the EPA during previous listening sessions and to provide an opportunity for stakeholders (not just the retail sector, but any interested parties) to comment on this information. It also offers the opportunity to provide additional information about any RCRA-related issues faced by the retail sector. In a nutshell, the EPA is in the early stages of considering the creation of hazardous waste regulations specific to the retail industry. At this stage they are looking for information, hence the NODA.
As published, the NODA set a deadline for comment of April 15th; however the EPA recently announced a 45 day extension of this date to a new deadline of May 30th.
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