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The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is a comprehensive national program management and inventory system designed to provide detailed data on hazardous waste handlers. It covers a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including generators, transporters, treaters, storers, and disposers of hazardous waste.

These entities are mandated by law to provide information about their activities to state environmental agencies. These agencies, in turn, pass on the information to regional and national Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices. The regulatory framework for this program falls under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which was amended in 1984 by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments.

To access specific details about hazardous waste handlers, including identification and location data, the RCRAInfo Search tool can be used. This resource provides a wealth of information pertaining to treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. This includes permit/closure status, compliance with both federal and state regulations, and ongoing cleanup activities. By utilizing this tool, individuals can stay informed on hazardous waste management processes and make informed decisions.

Region 8 Enviro, LLC is your trusted partner for RCRA waste management. With our expertise and dedication, we ensure seamless RCRA waste removal, prioritizing regulatory adherence and environmental responsibility. Contact us today to explore how we can support your hazardous waste management needs and foster a cleaner, safer future for all.

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Learn more about the U.S. “RCRA” law, which governs the management and disposal of hazardous waste

What is the RCRA?

The term “RCRA” refers to the disposal of waste in compliance with the regulations set forth by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The RCRA is a United States federal law that governs the management and disposal of hazardous waste. It was enacted to address the growing concerns about the handling, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste to protect human health and the environment.

RCRA establishes a comprehensive regulatory framework for the proper management of hazardous waste from its generation to its final disposal. The key aspects of RCRA waste disposal include:

  • Identification of Hazardous Waste: RCRA provides criteria for determining what constitutes hazardous waste. Facilities that generate, transport, treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste must adhere to specific regulations based on the characteristics or listing of the waste.
  • Waste Minimization and Management: RCRA encourages waste minimization practices and the adoption of environmentally sound management methods. This includes recycling, treatment, and safe disposal to reduce the environmental impact of hazardous waste.
  • Permitting and Standards: Facilities handling hazardous waste are often required to obtain permits under RCRA. These permits outline the conditions and standards for the management of hazardous waste to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Land Disposal Restrictions: RCRA includes provisions known as Land Disposal Restrictions (LDRs), which limit or prohibit certain types of hazardous waste from being disposed of in landfills. LDRs are designed to minimize the long-term risks associated with the land disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Corrective Action: RCRA establishes procedures for addressing the cleanup of facilities that have released hazardous waste or are causing environmental contamination. Corrective action plans aim to remediate contaminated sites and prevent further harm.
  • Enforcement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers and enforces RCRA regulations at the federal level. States can also have their own authorized RCRA programs, approved by the EPA, which may be more stringent than federal regulations.

RCRA waste disposal is a critical aspect of ensuring that hazardous waste is managed in a way that protects both human health and the environment. Companies and facilities that generate or handle hazardous waste must adhere to RCRA regulations to minimize the risks associated with the improper disposal of such waste.