Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 98 Part 3.djvu/875

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
This page needs to be proofread.
PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-616—NOV. 8, 1984

98 STAT. 3247

status) for storage or treatment, such impoundment shall meet the requirements that are applicable to new surface impoundments under section 3004(o)(l), unless such impoundment meets the requirements of paragraph (2) or (4). "(B) In the case of any hazardous waste which is prohibited from one or more methods of land disposal under subsection (d), (e), or (g) of section 3004 (or under regulations promulgated by the Administrator under such subsection) the placement or maintenance of such hazardous waste in a surface impoundment for treatment is prohibited as of the effective date of such prohibition unless the treatment residues which are hazardous are, at a minimum, removed for subsequent management within one year of the entry of the waste into the surface impoundment. "(12XA) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(A) of this subsection, the term 'liner' means— "(i) a liner designed, constructed, installed, and operated to prevent hazardous waste from passing into the liner at any time during the active life of the facility; or "(ii) a liner designed, constructed, installed, and operated to prevent hazardous waste from migrating beyond the liner to adjacent subsurface soil, ground water, or surface water at any time during the active life of the facility. "(B) For the purposes of this subsection, the term 'aggressive biological treatment facility' means a system of surface impoundments in which the initial impoundment of the secondary treatment segment of the facility utilizes intense mechanical aeration to enhance biological activity to degrade waste water pollutants and "(i) the hydraulic retention time in such initial impoundment is no longer than 5 days under normal operating conditions, on an annual average basis; "(ii) the hydraulic retention time in such initial impoundment is no longer than thirty days under normal operating conditions, on an annual average basis: Provided, That the sludge in such impoundment does not constitute a hazardous waste as identified by the extraction procedure toxicity characteristic in effect on the date of enactment of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984; or "(iii) such system utilizes activated sludge treatment in the first portion of secondary treatment. "(C) For the purposes of this subsection, the term 'underground source or drinking water' has the same meaning as provided in regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act (title XIV of the Public Health Service Act). "(13) The Administrator may modify the requirements of paragraph (1) in the case of a surface impoundment for which the owner or operator, prior to October 1, 1984, has entered into, and is in compliance with, a consent order, decree, or agreement with the Administrator or a State with an authorized program mandating corrective action with respect to such surface impoundment that provides a degree of protection of human health and the environment which is at a minimum equivalent to that provided by paragraph (1).".

Ante, p. 3233.

Ante, p. 3226.

42 USC 201 note. 42 USC 300f.