SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1989

Waste Minimization Audits at Industrial and DOD Installations


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging hazardous waste generators to develop programs to reduce the generation of hazardous waste. To encourage such programs the Agency's Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory is supporting the development and evaluation of a model hazardous waste minimization audit (WMA) procedure. The procedure was tested in a number of industrial and DOD facilities during 1986 and 1987. In this paper the authors summarize the WMA procedure and report on the results of two case studies selected from a total of ten such studies carried out to date to test the auditing procedure. The case studies described in this paper were conducted in 1987 and represent part of a continuing EPA sponsored audit effort.

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Drabkin, M
Versar Inc., Springfield, VA
Rissmann, E
Versar Inc., Springfield, VA
Sylvestri, P
Versar Inc., Springfield, VA
Freeman, H
Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH
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Developed by Committee: D34
Pages: 48–61
DOI: 10.1520/STP20079S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5098-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1269-8