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Ohio EPA Releases Guidance on Disposal of Fracking Wastes at Municipal Landfills
November 19, 2014
This week, EPA released a letter sharing regulatory guidance on compliance requirements at landfills receiving solid waste generated from hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) activity in the Utica/Point Pleasant and Marcellus shale formations.
In general, this guidance outlines the regulatory changes brought about by House Bill 59, which changed rules regarding the storage, recycling, treatment and disposal of brine and other waste substances at Ohio landfills. A more in-depth summary of HB 59 can be found HERE (summary beginning on page 499 of link)
In addition to Ohio landfill operators, other businesses that transport, recycle, treat or store materials from fracking sites should pay close attention to this guidance, as it re-characterizes wastes from fracking operations, provided certain waste stabilization requirements are met.
Ohio EPA also announced that a rule package will be released for interested party comments in the near future – interested parties should prepare to submit comments to assist the development of a rule that supports an important balance between environmental and public health and the business concerns of Ohio companies.
The full text of the guidance letter can be accessed HERE
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