Saccharin is no longer a hazardous waste (really)

Saccharin is no longer a hazardous waste (really)

On December 17, 2010, EPA published a final rule to remove saccharin and its salts from the CERCLA list of hazardous substances and the RCRA list of hazardous wastes.  EPA's listing of saccharin as a hazardous waste under RCRA was the sole basis for its listing as a hazardous substance under CERCLA; therefore, since EPA has removed saccharin's listing as a hazardous waste, there is no longer reason for it to be listed as a hazardous substance under CERCLA.

Persons in charge of vessels or facilities from which saccharin or its salts are released will no longer be required to immediately notify the National Response Center of the release under CERCLA Section 103 and will not be subject to the liability provisions under CERCLA Section 107.

For more information, see http://www.epa.gov/waste/hazard/wastetypes/wasteid/saccharin/.