25/04/2003

Best Practices Guide on Industrial Waste

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced the release of a comprehensive
voluntary industrial waste management guide that identifies best management
practices for the full range of non-hazardous industrial wastes. The Guide for
Industrial Waste Management is a practical resource, based on sound engineering
and scientific principles. It can stand alone or be used to complement existing
regulatory programs.

The Guide provides valuable assistance to anyone interested and involved in
industrial waste management, from states to industry to citizens. States
currently have varying industrial waste programs and can use the Guide to
address any gaps in their programs or review their existing rules and guidance
and replace them with parts of this Guide as they see fit.

The Guide is available on CD-ROM and in hard copy. In addition to the Guide,
the CD-ROM also offers:

- Interactive audiovisual tutorials for each section of the Guide;

Fact sheets from the Agency of Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to help
readers better understand why specific chemicals may be of concern;

- An internet-based mapping application to help identify the existence of
potentially adverse site conditions, such as the presence of wetlands, flood
plains and seismic instability, as well as demographic information. This
innovative application will be of significant utility not only for industrial
waste management sites, but also for siting of other types of facilities;

- The Industrial Waste Management Evaluation Model, designed to provide guidance
on appropriate landfill, waste pile, surface impoundment and land application
system design;

- The Industrial Waste Air Model, designed to help determine adverse risks from
air emissions from industrial waste units; and

- A comprehensive collection of references and resources targeted to help the
user improve upon his/her understanding of pollution prevention opportunities,
and technologies and tools available to address industrial waste management
issues.

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: US Environmental Protection Agency