Resource, Conservation, and Recovery Act

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Resource, Conservation, and Recovery Act

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RCRA

An act passed in 1976 that gave the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to control hazardous waste disposal, including the disposal of infectious and radioactive medical waste products.
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The goals of RCRA are apparent from its language: to protect human health and the environment from dangerous waste and to conserve energy and natural resources.
The states with the highest rate of inspections of waste sites covered by RCRA were Nevada, at 38.
That is, under the new regulation, it may be possible to remove solvent or other RCRA material for recycling and throw away the spent wiper as regular trash.
Institutional controls were applied at most of the Superfund and RCRA sites GAO examined where waste was left in place after cleanup, but documentation of remedy decisions often did not discuss key factors called for in EPA's guidance.
However, more recently some have sampled for LBP presence, raising concerns about RCRA and discouraging concrete recycling in some minds.
This article will highlight the most important recent RCRA corrective action reforms with emphasis on DEP's contaminated media guidance.
The RCRA program covers 22 western states, tribal lands and U.
Aspen currently publishes a number of environment and related compliance titles, including RCRA Regulations and Keyword Index, Hazardous Waste Consultant, Air Pollution Consultant and OSHA Compliance Guide.
Other Aspen titles on related topics are RCRA Regulations and Keyword Index, Hazardous Waste Consultant, Air Pollution Consultant, and OSHA Compliance Guide.