GreenYes Digest V96 #38

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GreenYes Digest Tue, 3 Dec 96 Volume 96 : Issue 38

Today's Topics:
(Fwd) Waste Prevention Association on the Web
EPA Landfill Financial Assurance Rule
Fwd: Single Pass & On-Route Transfers
Recycling Today, January 1996

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Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 16:22:26 CDT
From: "John Reindl 608-267-8815" <>
Subject: (Fwd) Waste Prevention Association on the Web

Dear List Members -

The following is forwarded from the e-mail list of WASTENET for your

John Reindl, Recycling Manager
Dane County Dept of Public Works
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Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 13:23:32 +0100
Reply-to: Waste Management List <WASTENET@MSU.EDU>
From: Pawel Gluszynski <uugluszy@CYF-KR.EDU.PL>
Subject: Waste Prevention Association on the Web
To: Multiple recipients of list WASTENET <WASTENET@MSU.EDU>

The Waste Prevention Association, a Polish non-profit environmental NGO
is pleased to announce its new site on the World Wide Web:


Besides information about our activities and publications
we provide extensive directory of links to other sites with:
* pollution prevention and Clean Production,
* municipal solid waste,
* hazardous waste and toxic substances,
* (anti-) waste incineration.

We invite your feedback at:

This project is possible thankful of:
* Heinrich Boell Stiftung e.V. who provides us with
financial assistance, and
* The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
who granted us free web service.

Pawel Gluszynski
Ogolnopolskie Towarzystwo Zagospodarowania Odpadow "3R"
Waste Prevention Association "3R"
ul. Slawkowska 12, 31-014 Krakow, Poland
tel./fax: (+48 12) 222 264, 222 147


Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 20:06:22 -0800 (PST)
From: "David A. Kirkpatrick" <>
Subject: EPA Landfill Financial Assurance Rule

From: everybody <>
To: Multiple recipients of list <>
X-Listserver-Version: 6.0(EPA) -- UNIX ListServer by Anastasios Kotsikonas

[Federal Register: November 27, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 230)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 60327-60339]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

[[Page 60327]]


Part II

Environmental Protection Agency


40 CFR Part 258

Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Local Government Owners and
Operators of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities; Final Rule

[[Page 60328]]


40 CFR Part 258

RIN 2050-AD04

Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Local Government Owners and
Operators of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: As part of the President's regulatory reform initiative, the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending the financial
assurance provisions of the Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Criteria,
under subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The
financial assurance provisions require owners and operators of
municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs) to demonstrate that adequate
funds will be readily available for the costs of closure, post-closure
care, and corrective action for known releases associated with their
facilities. The existing regulations specify several mechanisms that
owners and operators may use to make that demonstration.
Today's rule increases the flexibility available to owners and
operators by adding two mechanisms to those currently available. The
additional mechanisms, a financial test for use by local government
owners and operators, and a provision for local governments that wish
to guarantee the costs for an owner or operator, are designed to be
self-implementing. Use of the financial test provided in this rule
allows a local government to use its financial strength to avoid
incurring the expenses associated with the use of a third-party
financial instrument. Demonstrating that the costs of closure, post-
closure care, and corrective action for known releases are available
protects the environment by assuring that landfills will be properly
managed at the end of site life when revenues are no longer being
generated and physical structures may begin to break down.

DATES: The effective date for this final rule is April 9, 1997. The
compliance date for MSWLF's is April 9, 1997, except for small, dry or
remote landfills which have until October 9, 1997 to comply.

ADDRESSES: Supporting materials are available for viewing in the RCRA
Information Center (RIC), located at Crystal Gateway I, first Floor,
1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA. The Docket Identification
Number is F-96-LGFF-FFFFF. The RIC is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. To review docket
materials, it is recommended that the public make an appointment by
calling 703 603-9230. The public may copy a maximum of 100 pages from
any regulatory docket at no charge. Additional copies cost $.15/page.
The index and some supporting material is available electronically. See
the Supplementary Information section for information on accessing

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The RCRA Hotline toll free at (800)
424-9346 or TDD 800 553-7672 (hearing impaired). In the Washington,
D.C. metropolitan area, call 703 412-9810 or TDD 703 412-3323; or
George Garland, Office of Solid Waste (5306W), U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460 at (703) 308-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The index and the Comment Response Document
are available on the Internet. Follow these instructions to access the
information electronically:

WWW: http//
Dial-up: 919 558-0335

If you are using the gopher or direct dialup method, once you are
connected to the EPA Public Access Server, look for this report in the
directory EPA Offices and Regions/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency
Response (OSWER)/Office of Solid Waste (RCRA).

Login: anonymous
Password: your internet address
Files are located in /pub/gopher/OSWRCRA.

Preamble Outline

I. Authority
II. Background
III. Summary of Rule
A. Local Government Financial Test
1. Financial Component
a. Bond rating requirement
b. Financial ratio alternative to the bond rating requirement
c. Compliance with GAAP
d. Operating Deficit Limit
e. Adverse or Qualified Auditor's Opinion
2. Public Notice Component
3. Recordkeeping and Reporting Component
4. Calculation Of Costs To Be Assured
B. Local Government Guarantee
C. Discounting
D. Effective Date
IV. Responses to Comments and Analysis of Issues
V. Economic and Regulatory Impacts
A. Executive Order 12866
B. Regulatory Flexibility Act
C. Paperwork Reduction Act
D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
E. Submission to Congress and the General Accounting Office


Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 23:34:51 -0500
Subject: Fwd: Single Pass & On-Route Transfers

Forwarded message:
From: SCRUZA.DPW179@HW1.CAHWNET.GOV (Jeffrey Smedberg, Re)
Date: 96-11-27 19:04:49 EST

To: OAS --HW1SSW1 Internet Addressee

FROM: Jeffrey Smedberg, Recycling Programs Coordinator
dpw179 454-2373
SUBJECT: Single Pass & On-Route Transfers
We are considering proposals for an 8 year franchise for garbage
and recycling in the unincorporated county. We have defined 4
collection streams:
- mixed paper fibers
- comingled glass, plastic & metal containers
- yard waste
- garbage

One proposal we received would pick up all four discard streams
in one truck. To account for uneven filling of truck
compartments, recyclable materials would be transferred to
shuttle vehicles a few times on each day's route. The collection
and shuttle vehicles would stop side-by-side for 2 minutes while
a bin on the collection truck would tip and empty into the
shuttle truck. Has this been done anywhere?

I would like to hear from anyone who knows of an existing
operation using a single pass collection system for garbage and
recyclables collected separately (excluding bag systems which
combine bagged trash and recyclables in the same truck
compartment) or any collection system which uses on-route
transfers of recyclables or garbage from one truck to another on
public streets.

Please reply directly. Thanks.

Jeffrey Smedberg, County of Santa Cruz Public Works, CA USA
Voice (408)454-2373 Fax (408)454-2385


Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 16:26:49 CDT
From: "John Reindl 608-267-8815" <>
Subject: Recycling Today, January 1996

Does anyone have the January 1996 issue of Recycling Today that they
would like to donate to the University of Wisconsin Engineering
Library? The library is missing this issue, and the publisher doesn't
have any back copies. You can contact me for a mailing address.

Thanks much,

John Reindl, Recycling Manager
Dane County, WI


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