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Is the Solid Waste Hazardous for Toxicity?

Evaluate the waste for the characteristic for Toxicity per Rule 0400-12-01-.02(3)(e)

Rule 0400-12-01-.02(3)(e) Toxicity Characteristic [40 CFR 261.24]

1. A solid waste (except manufactured gas plant waste) exhibits the characteristic
of toxicity if, using the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure, test Method
1311 in “Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods,”
EPA Publication SW-846, (see 40 CFR 260.11; Rule 0400-12-01-.01(2)(b)1) the
extract from a representative sample of the waste contains any of the
contaminants listed in Table 1 at the concentration equal to or greater than the
respective value given in that table. Where the waste contains less than 0.5
percent filterable solids, the waste itself, after filtering using the methodology
outlined in Method 1311, is considered to be the extract for the purpose of this

2. A solid waste that exhibits the characteristic of toxicity has the Hazardous Waste
Code specified in Table 1 which corresponds to the toxic contaminant causing it
to be hazardous. 

Table 1. – Maximum Concentration of Contaminants for the Toxicity Characteristic
HW Code No.1 Contaminant CAS No.2 Regulatory Level (mg/L)
D004 Arsenic 7440-38-2 5.0
D005 Barium 7440-39-3 100.0
D018 Benzene 71-43-2 0.5
D006 Cadmium 7440-43-9 1.0
D019 Carbon tetrachloride 56-23-5 0.5
D020 Chlordane 57-74-9 0.03
D021 Chlorobenzene 108-90-7 100.0
D022 Chloroform 67-66-3 6.0
D007 Chromium 7440-47-3 5.0
D023 o-Cresol 95-48-7 4200.0
D024 m-Cresol 108-39-4 4200.0
D025 p-Cresol 106-44-5 4200.0
D026 Cresol   4200.0
D016 2,4-D 94-75-7 10.0
D027 1,4-Dichlorobenzene 106-46-7 7.5
D028 1,2-Dichloroethane 107-06-2 0.5
D029 1,1-Dichloroethylene 75-35-4 0.7
D030 2,4-Dinitrotoluene 121-14-2 30.13
D012 Endrin 72-20-8 0.02
D031 Heptachlor (and its epoxide) 76-44-8 0.008
D032 Hexachlorobenzene 118-74-1 30.13
D033 Hexachlorobutadiene 87-68-3 0.5
D034 Hexachloroethane 67-72-1 3.0
D008 Lead 7439-92-1 5.0
D013 Lindane 58-89-9 0.4
D009 Mercury 7439-97-6 0.2
D014 Methoxychlor 72-43-5 10.0
D035 Methyl ethyl ketone 78-93-3 200.0
D036 Nitrobenzene 98-95-3 2.0
D037 Pentachlorophenol 87-86-5 100.0
D038 Pyridine 110-86-1 35.0
D010 Selenium 7782-49-2 1.0
D011 Silver 7440-22-4 5.0
D039 Tetrachloroethylene 127-18-4 0.7
D015 Toxaphene 8001-35-2 0.5
D040 Trichloroethylene 79-01-6 0.5
D041 2,4,5-Trichlorophenol 95-95-4 400.0
D042 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol 88-06-2 2.0
D017 2,4,5-TP (Silvex) 93-72-1 1.0
D043 Vinyl chloride 75-01-4 0.2

FOOTNOTE: Hazardous waste number.
FOOTNOTE: Chemical abstracts service number.
FOOTNOTE: Quantitation limit is greater than the calculated regulatory level. The quantitation limit
therefore becomes the regulatory level.
FOOTNOTE: 4 If o-, m-, and p-Cresol concentrations cannot be differentiated, the total cresol (D026)
concentration is used. The regulatory level of total cresol is 200 mg/l.

Disclaimer: The information provided by this matrix is not intended to be all inclusive and is subject to change. This matrix is not a substitute for evaluation of compliance in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. This information is not intended for, nor can it be relied upon, to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable or useable by any party in litigation with the State of Tennessee or its employees. The State of Tennessee and its employees expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from their use or for the violation of any law or regulation with which these notes may conflict.