Reactive wastes are wastes that readily explode or undergo violent reactions. A waste is considered reactive if it:
The criteria to identify reactive wastes are purely narrative and descriptive criteria, and can be difficult to test under laboratory conditions. It is fairly straightforward to determine reactivity for pure or relatively pure waste compounds, but mixtures pose a dilemma for two reasons:
These two limitations assume that the dangers posed by reactive wastes are well known to the waste handlers who deal with them.
Title 22 CCR §66261.23
49 CFR 173.88 as amended May 19, 1980
49 CFR 173.53 as amended April 5, 1967
RCRA Listed Hazardous Waste Delisting Other Listed Waste (Article 4.1) California Listed Mixture Rule