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January 2012


Land treatment is categorized in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as one of the land disposal options for managing hazardous waste constituents within the defined treatment zone before such constituents can be transported to surface water, groundwater, or air. Under the authroity of Subtitle C of RCFA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has promulgated regulations governing the treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes in land treatment units (40 CFR, Part 264, Subpart M, July 26, 1982). The objectives of this report were to identify land treatment facilities meeting the defined high intensity land treatment (HILT) criteria, and to describe the operation and management practices used at HILT facilities. A final objective was to compare operation and mangement practices used at HILT facilities with RCRA guidelines. The information needed to accomplish the objectives was obtained with data collection packets. A total of twelve land treatment facilities completed the data collection packets. Six of these land treatment facilities qualified as HILT facilities qualified as HILT facilities under the defined criteria used in this report. This repot was submitted in partial fulfillment of Cooperative Agreement No. CR-810979-02-0 by the Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University, under the sponsorship of the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.