EPA Provides an Exemption for Recalled Airbags in an Interim Final Rule

On November 30, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an interim final rule to address the ongoing Takata airbag recalls by facilitating the removal and disposal of the airbag waste. The agency has provided a conditional exemption from its hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Recovery and Conservation Act (RCRA) for collection of recalled airbag wastes. The exemption will prevent those involved in removing or replacing the airbags from being categorized as a larger waste generator, which triggers additional requirements. The rule is effective immediately; however, EPA is accepting comments until January 29, 2019

  • Read the proposal and submit comments here.
  • Advocacy contact: Tabby Waqar at (202) 205-6790.

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