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What does RCRA stand for?

RCRA stands for Resource and Recovery Act


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conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQG)) or households. Using this authority, the agency promulgated revised regulations applicable to municipal solid waste landfills in October 1991, with an effective date of October 9, 1993, for most provisions. In general, the new criteria require liners, leachate collection, groundwater monitoring, and corrective action at municipal landfills. Other solid waste provisions authorized in RCRA include financial and technical assistance for states and local governments (most such assistance ended in FY1981 due to overall budget cutbacks); research, development, and demonstration authority (most of which also fell victim to budget cutbacks); and a procurement program, the goal of which is to stimulate markets for recycled products by requiring federal departments and agencies to “buy recycled. ” While EPA is the lead agency under RCRA, the Department of Commerce is given several responsibilities for encouraging greater commercialization of resource recovery.
Resource Conservation And Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action information on the Web Site for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published waste management regulations, which are codified in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations at parts 239 through 282. [3] Regulations regarding management of hazardous waste begin in part 260. [4] As noted below, most states have enacted laws and created regulations that are at least as stringent as the federal regulations. Furthermore, the RCRA statute authorizes states to carry out many of the functions of the federal law through their own hazardous waste programs (as well as their state laws) if such programs have been approved by the EPA. Provisions[edit] Subtitle A: General Provisions[edit] Congressional Findings; Objectives and National Policy Definitions Interstate Cooperation; Application of Act and Integration with Other Acts Financial Disclosure; Solid Waste Management Information and Guidelines Subtitle B: Office of Solid Waste; Authorities of the Administrator[edit] Office of Solid Waste and Interagency Coordinating Committee Authorities of EPA Administrator Resource Recovery.