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Safe Handling, Storage and Treatment of Waste Fireworks

In July 2017, EPA issued a memorandum entitled Safe Handling, Storage and Treatment of Waste Fireworks. This memorandum provides information regarding the safe and legal handling, storage and treatment of waste fireworks, and responds to recommendations from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. The memorandum communicates safety concerns and requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as well as best management practices and standard operating procedures to promote safer management of these wastes. In addition, the memo suggests permit conditions for safe handling, and will also assist EPA Regions, states and tribal officials in their oversight responsibilities.

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