Federal law governing the treatment, storage, handling, disposal, and overall management of solid and hazardous wastes.
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 provided for a significant federal role in the management of hazardous waste. Adopted as a series of amendments to the Solid Waste Act of 1965, RCRA set up a separate Office of Solid Waste within the EPA. This office was charged with establishing a comprehensive regulatory program ranging from identifying which wastes are hazardous to establishing a manifest system for tracking wastes. A major consequence of RCRA was to hold generators responsible for the wastes they produced from "cradle to grave." Under the cradle-to-grave concept, a generator of hazardous waste could no longer avoid liability by contracting with a third party to dispose of the waste. Even if it could be shown that the waste was mishandled through the actions of a third party, the original generator would remain liable for improper disposal. This forced generators to be very careful in the selection of the disposal companies they utilize.
P.L. 94-580 (October 21, 1976), as amended, authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate solid and hazardous wastes. The Act defines solid and hazardous waste, authorizes EPA to set standards for facilities that generate or manage hazardous waste, and establishes a permit program for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. RCRA made such comprehensive amendments to the Solid Waste Disposal Act (P.L. 89-272) that it became the name of reference. To date, production agriculture has not fallen under RCRA regulations or is explicitly exempted (i.e., solid or dissolved materials in irrigation water return flows).
A federal law that established a comprehensive cradle-to-grave system for regulating hazardous waste.
RCRA is the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, enacted by Congress in 1976, whose primary goals are: protect human health and the environment from the potential hazards of waste disposal; conserve energy and natural resources; reduce the amount of waste generated; and ensure that wastes are managed in an environmentally sound manner. Management of solid waste (e.g., garbage), hazardous waste, and underground storage tanks holding petroleum products or certain chemicals is regulated by RCRA.
A 1976 amendment to the Solid Waste Disposal Act. RCRA consists of nine subtitles, including subtitles C, D and I, which outline management requirements for hazardous waste, solid waste and underground storage tanks containing petroleum products, respectively.
a set of regulations that control the management of hazardous waste to protect human health and the environment.
The RCRA program identifies and tracks hazardous wastes from the point of generation to the point of disposal. The RCRA facilities database is a compilation by EPA of reporting facilities that generate, store, transport, treat or dispose of hazardous waste.
RCRA was enacted by Congress in 1976, as an amendment to the 1965 Solid Waste Disposal Act. The goals of RCRA are to: Protect human health and the environment from the hazards posed by waste disposal Conserve energy and natural resources through waste recycling and recovery Reduce or eliminate, as expeditiously as possible, the amount of waste generated, including hazardous waste Ensure that wastes are managed in a manner that is protective of human health and the environment.
U.S. federal law originally enacted by Congress in 1976 to prevent the creation of toxic waste dumps by setting standards for the management of hazardous waste.
Federal law passed in 1976 to address the waste management issues in the United States.
(1) Legislation that governs the handling of solid and hazardous waste in the United States. Known as a cradle-to-grave regulation because it imposes technical requirements for the handling, packaging, transporting, treatment, and disposal of solid and hazardous waste from the origin of the waste until the disposal. (2) The primary federal statute under which the transport, storage, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes are regulated.
EPA's comprehensive regulations for the management of hazardous waste.
The federal law that establishes a regulatory system to require safe and secure procedures to be used in treating and disposing of hazardous waste. Under RCRA, various materials are legally designated hazardous waste based on a variety of factors (US ACE, 1991).
Federal law administered by the EPA which regulates the generation, processing and transportation of hazardous waste. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Overview
Enacted in 1976, RCRA (often pronounced "rick-rah") gave the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency control over the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste.
Refer to the statutes and promulgated EPA regulations in 40 CFR 260 through 282 which address the generation, storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste.
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), enacted in 1976, is a Federal law of the United States contained in 42 U.S.C. Â§Â§6901-6992k. It is usually pronounced as "rick-rah" or "Wreck-rah."