UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
APRIL 23, 1987
Honorable Frank Lautenberg
United States Senator
One Gateway Center
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Dear Senator Lautenberg:
Thank you for your April 2, 1987, letter regarding the request of your
constituent, Mr. Samuel Lowe, regulatory status of kitchen grease under the
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
As you probably are aware, household waste, including wastes from hotels,
motels, restaurants, etc., are excluded from regulation under Subtitle C of
RCRA. Thus, kitchen grease that would be used and generated by these
establishments would not be subject to the Federal hazardous waste rules.
Nevertheless, kitchen grease can be highly flammable and, thus, Mr. Lowe should
be reminded of its potential hazard to ensure its proper management.
If I can be of any further assistance, please let me know.
J. Winston Porter
United States Senate
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
April 2, 1987
Mr. Gregg Ward
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Congressional Affairs
401 M Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460
Dear Mr. Ward:
I am enclosing a copy of a letter I received from Mr. Samuel Lowe concerning the
classification of kitchen grease.
I would appreciate your providing me with any information you might have
regarding this matter. Please respond to Adam Gordon at my Newark office on your
Thank you for your attention to this case.
Frank R. Lautenberg
March 17, 1987
The Honorable Frank R. Lautenberg
Court Plaza North
25 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Dear Senator Lautenberg,
The above company manufacturers GREASE RECOVERY UNITS for restaurants, hotels,
casinos, etc. and would like to know if kitchen grease is classified as a
Is it possible to obtain this information from the Resources Conservation and
Recovery Act or the EPA? Whom do we contact to receive this information?
We would certainly appreciate a reply.
Very truly yours,
LOWE ENGINEERING CO.
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