A solid waste, including liquid waste, that exhibits any of the following hazardous characteristics:
ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity, as defined in 40 CFR 261, “Identification and
Listing of Hazardous Waste,” or that is on a special list established by EPA. Lead paint debris is
classified as hazardous due to the characteristic of toxicity if more than 5 parts per million (ppm)
of lead are extracted from the debris when tested by specialized procedures (see EP Toxicity and
Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure). Lead is assigned the EPA Hazardous Waste
Number D008. Other elements in addition to lead can cause paint debris to be classified as
hazardous due to toxicity (e.g., barium, cadmium, chromium, and mercury).

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