This is the generic class for (1) hazardous or toxic waste destructionby any means to include, heating, chemical action, or the interactionwith any form of radiation; (2) permanent containment of hazardousor toxic waste by methods to include storage in a simple container,solidification, vitrification, cementation, and more elaborate methodsof storage such as marine, tetonic, or extraterrestrial storage;(3) hazardous or toxic waste conversion by any means (e.g., chemical,physical, etc.) to an environmentally safe substance; and (4) preparationfor destruction or containment as well as the actual destructionor containment.
(1)Note. Chemical substances that move through commerce and areused or treated in some useful application are not considered tobe hazardous or toxic waste. These substances may be consideredhazardous or toxic waste in the event they are introduced into theenvironment in a manner not consistent with their intended utility.
(2)Note. Waste proper for classification in Class 588 is consideredto be too hazardous or toxic for placement in an ordinary municipallandfill.