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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 3226

PUBLIC LAW 98-616—NOV. 8, 1984

(b) The table of contents for such Act is amended by inserting the following new item after the item relating to section 2007: "Sec. 2008. Office of Ombudsman.".

TITLE II—PROVISIONS RELATING PRIMARILY TO SUBTITLE C OF THE SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL ACT Subtitle A—Amendments Primarily to Section 3004 LAND DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS WASTE SEC. 201. (a) LAND DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN HAZARDOUS WASTES.—

42 USC 6924. Prohibitions.

Post, pp. 3241, 3242.

Regulations.

Section 3004 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act is amended by inserting "(a) IN GENERAL.—" after "3004." and by adding the following at the end thereof: "(b) SALT DOME FORMATIONS, SALT BED FORMATIONS, UNDER-

GROUND MINES AND CAVES.—(1) Effective on the date of the enactment of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984, the placement of any noncontainerized or bulk liquid hazardous waste in any salt dome formation, salt bed formation, underground mine, or cave is prohibited until such time as— "(A) the Administrator has determined, after notice and opportunity for hearings on the record in the affected areas, that such placement is protective of human health and the environment; "(B) the Administrator has promulgated performance and permitting standards for such facilities under this subtitle, and; "(C) a permit has been issued under section 3005(c) for the facility concerned. "(2) Effective on the date of enactment of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984, the placement of any hazardous waste other than a hazardous waste referred to in paragraph (1) in a salt dome formation, salt bed formation, underground mine, or cave is prohibited until such time as a permit has been issued under section 3005(c) for the facility concerned. "(3) No determination made by the Administrator under subsection (d), (e), or (g) of this section regarding any hazardous waste to which such subsection (d), (e), or (g) applies shall affect the prohibition contained in paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection. "(4) Nothing in this subsection shall apply to the Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Project in New Mexico. "(c) LIQUIDS IN LANDFILLS.—(1) Effective 6 months after the date of the enactment of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984, the placement of bulk or noncontainerized liquid hazardous waste or free liquids contained in hazardous waste (whether or not absorbents have been added) in any landfill is prohibited. Prior to such date the requirements (as in effect on April 30, 1983) promulgated under this section by the Administrator regarding liquid hazardous waste shall remain in force and effect to the extent such requirements are applicable to the placement of bulk or noncontainerized liquid hazardous waste, or free liquids contained in hazardous waste, in landfills. "(2) Not later than fifteen months after the date of the enactment of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984, the Administrator shall promulgate final regulations which—