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California Completes Revised Emergency Rulemaking to Address Metal Shredding Wastes

JD Supra

DTSC submitted an emergency rulemaking on October 15, 2021, to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL), proposing a regulation that defines “metal shredder aggregate” and amends the state’s definition of “scrap metal” to make clear that metal shredder aggregate—the mixture of shredded material produced by metal shredding operations—is not a scrap metal. On October 25, 2021, OAL approved the rulemaking, thereby subjecting metal shredders to additional regulatory requirements under the state’s Hazardous Waste Control Law.