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Interim Final Rule on the Safe Management of Recalled Airbags

Sponsored by: U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR)

Archived: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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In November, EPA signed an interim final rule that protects human health by facilitating the urgent removal of dangerously defective Takata airbag inflators from vehicles, and by preventing defective Takata airbag inflators in scrap vehicles from being reused. The rule, which is effective immediately, also ensures safe management of these airbags during accumulation, collection, storage and disposal.

The interim final rule will expedite removal of defective Takata airbags from vehicles by automotive dealerships, salvage yards, and other locations by exempting their collection from some Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste requirements as long as certain conditions are met, and they are ultimately disposed at a RCRA designated facility.

During this webinar, regulatory expert Tracy Atagi will explain the interim final rule and respond to any questions the audience sends in.

Please see EPA's website for this rule for more information and to access additional resources:

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A photograph of Tracy AtagiTracy Atagi, U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery ( or 703-308-8672)
Interim Final Rule on the Safe Management of Recalled Airbags
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Tracy Atagi has worked in EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery since 1991 as an analyst and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) subject matter expert.


A photograph of Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( or 202-566-0832)
Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.

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