Economic analysis of pesticide disposal methods

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Environmental Protection Agency, Strategic Studies Unit, 1977 - Technology & Engineering - 181 pages
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Page ii - US Environmental Protection Agency, and approved for publication. Approval does not signify that the contents necessarily reflect the views and policies of the US Environmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.
Page 32 - ... except that small quantities of such containers may be burned in open fields by the user of the pesticide when such open burning is permitted by State and local regulations, or buried singly by the user in open fields with due regard for protection of surface and sub-surface water. (b) Group II Containers.
Page 32 - All rinsed containers may be crushed and disposed of by burial in a sanitary landfill, in conformance with State and local standards or buried in the field by the user of the pesticide. Unrinsed containers should be disposed of in a specially designated landfill, or subjected to incineration in a pesticide incinerator. (c) Group III Containers. Containers (both combustible and noncombustible) which formerly contained organic mercury, lead, cadmium, or arsenic or inorganic pesticides and which have...
Page 32 - ... then be returned to the pesticide manufacturer or formulator, or drum reconditioner for reuse with the same chemical class of pesticide previously contained providing such reuse is legal under currently applicable US Department of Transportation regulations including those set forth in 49 CFR 173.28. Other rinsed metal containers should be punctured to facilitate drainage prior to transport to a facility for recycle as scrap metal or for disposal. All rinsed containers may be crushed and disposed...
Page 32 - Other rinsed metal containers should be punctured to facilitate drainage prior to transport to a facility for recycle as scrap metal or for disposal. All rinsed containers may be crushed and disposed of by burial in a sanitary landfill, in conformance with State and local standards or buried in the field by the user of the pesticide. Unrinsed containers should be disposed of in a specially designated landfill, or subjected to incineration in a pesticide incinerator. (c) Group HI Containers.
Page 32 - ... singly by the user in open fields with due regard for protection of surface and sub-surface water. (b) Group II Containers. Non-combustible containers which formerly contained organic or metallo-organic pesticides, except organic mercury, lead, cadmium, or arsenic compounds, should first be triple-rinsed. Containers in good condition may then be returned to the pesticide manufacturer or formulator, or drum...
Page 79 - In addition to the State Water Resources Control Board and the regional water quality control boards, the Department of Public Health also plays a role in the control of pollution in California.
Page 77 - Section 2500(f) defines toxic to mean "lethal, injurious, or damaging to man or other living organisms including plants, domestic animals, fish and wildlife." Class I disposal sites "are those at which complete protection is provided for all time for the quality of ground and surface waters from all wastes deposited therein and against hazard to public health and wildlife resources.
Page 31 - ... applicant desires. 2912.4 Leases for solid waste disposal sites. 2912.4-1 Requirement. Compliance with Guidelines for the Thermal Processing of Solid Wastes (40 CFR Part 240). Guidelines for the Land Disposal of Solid Waste (40 CFR Part 241), and Regulations for the Acceptance of Certain Pesticides and Recommended Procedures for the Disposal and Storage of Pesticides and Pesticide Containers...
Page 32 - Recommended procedures for the disposal of pesticide containers and residues. (a) Group I Containers. Combustible containers which formerly contained organic or metallo-organic pesticides, except organic mercury, lead, cadmium, or arsenic compounds, should be disposed of in a pesticide incinerator, or buried in a specially designated landfill, as noted in...

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