RCRA waste Articles

  • Encouraging Americans to Reuse, Recycle, and Conserve Natural Resources

    When Congress passed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1976, it charged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with ensuring the safe disposal and management of municipal and industrial waste, and it broadly championed a new ethic of resource conservation. During the first two decades of RCRA, EPA, in partnership with the states, focused primarily on establishing a ...

  • RCRA: Reducing Risk From Waste

    This document provides an overview of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) solid and hazardous waste regulations. It describes the history of RCRA, the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the states, and hazardous waste definitions and management requirements, including the roles of generators, transporters, and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. In ...

  • RCRA: Solid and Hazardous Wastes Recent Issues and Cases-December 2001

    RCRA celebrated its 25th Anniversary on October 22, 2001. During the recent quarter century, RCRA served as the governing statute for the creation of a nation hazardous waste management program, both in law and commercial ...

  • Green products get green light

    Untitled Document Green procedurement is not new. Congress recognized its potential when it enacted the Resource Conservation and Recovery ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Redefining Solid Waste -- Again

    On March 26, 2007, EPA announced the issuance of a sweeping proposal to modify the RCRA definition of solid waste. The proposal seeks to streamline regulation of hazardous secondary materials, and revise the definition of solid waste to exclude certain secondary materials from RCRA regulation to promote the legitimate recycling of these materials. Proposal elements The proposal would ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Best practices in hazardous waste management

    Environmental regulations in.the u.s. place the burdenof properly managing and disposing of hazardouswaste on the companies that generate the, waste. These companies bear significant liability-whiChcan be mitigated,but never entirely eliminated. The consequencesof mismanaging hazardous waste include substantialfinancial penalties and severe damage to an organization'spublic image. Fortunately, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Proper disposal

    In December 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule prohibiting entities from asserting claims of confidential business information (CBI) for certain documents related to the export, import, and transit of hazardous waste. Manufacturers that have historically relied on assertions of CBI should be aware of this change. The new rule is discussed below. ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Issues Proposed Revisions to Definition of Solid Waste

    The definition of “solid waste” under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is unquestionably one of the most difficult environmental concepts to get one's head around. Even after 27 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still tinkering with revisions to the definition to better define the types of recycling activities that fall within the scope of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nonaqueous Phase Liquids Compatibility with Materials Used in Well Construction, Sampling, and Remediation

    The EPA Regional Ground Water Forum is a group of EPA professionals representing Regional Superfund and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Offices (RCRA), committed to the identification and resolution of ground-water issues impacting the remediation of Superfund and RCRA sites. The Forum is supported by and advises the Superfund Technical Support Project. The compatibility of remediation, ...

  • RCRA Waste Identification: Meaningful Reform Is Needed (PDF)

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its long-awaited Hazardous Waste Identification Rule (HWIR): Revisions to the Mixture and Derived-From Rules. 1 To industry’s chagrin, EPA decided to retain, while revising modestly, the so-called “mixture” and “derived-from” rules. Perhaps more than any others promulgated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • When is material ‘spent?

    The definition of solid waste has been frequently tested in the courts. A recent court decision provides new guidance on this meaning, and might have made things tougher for well-meaning enterprises. The definition of a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is nearly impossible to understand. A recent court ruling has not helped eliminate confusion and, some ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Legal Lookout: Redefining solid waste

    Some hazardous secondary materials excluded from EPA's revised definition under RCRA. The definition of solid waste has long been the subject of controversy. At the heart of the debate is what constitutes 'discard,' versus legitimate recycle or reuse such that RCRA regulation should not apply. This question has been especially vexing for secondary materials, including spent materials, listed ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Centralized Waste Management in the Utility Industry

    Companies are struggling to manage and track their waste according to RCRA guidelines. But waste management has been an even greater challenge in the utility industry given the unpredictable and dispersed nature of waste generation in the utility sector. This white paper discusses the unique business challenges utilities face in managing and tracking waste according to EPA rules and regulations. ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Modification of the Hazardous Waste Program: Hazardous Waste Lamps. Final Rule - July 6, 1999

    Today's final rule adds hazardous waste lamps to the federal list of universal wastes regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Handlers of universal wastes are subject to less stringent standards for storing, transporting, and collecting these wastes. The Agency has concluded that regulating spent hazardous waste lamps as a universal waste under 40 CFR Part 273 will lead ...

  • Excavation, Retrieval, and Off-Site Disposal

    Introduction: Contaminated material is removed and transported to permitted off-site treatment and/or disposal facilities. Some pretreatment of the contaminated media usually is required in order to meet land disposal restrictions. Confined disposal facilities (CDFs) are engineered structure enclosed by dikes and designed to retain dredged materials. A CDF may have a large cell for ...

  • WEBINAR - New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule

    On November 28, 2016, the Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions rule was published in the Federal Register and is effective as of December 31, 2016. This rule impacts thousands of entities that export and/or import shipments of hazardous wastes. The U.S. Environmental ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Defining solid waste

    Simultaneous to the publication of the final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Boilers (the Boiler NESHAP) and the Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator (CISWI) Rules, EPA issued a new regulation that for the first time defines what materials are a non-hazardous solid waste when combusted. This rule, Solid Wastes Used as Fuels or Ingredients in Combustion ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • National Partnership for Environmental Priorities: Rewarding Waste Minimization

    EPA seeks to reward efforts to reduce waste generation and emissions of chemicals that the agency believes are harmful. Their general strategy is to bestow public recognition and other rewards upon companies and other entities that choose to partner with the agency in a varied and growing number of partnership opportunities. This column describes one such partnership program, the National ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Medical and Hazardous Waste Management - case study

    Waste stream regulatory and policy analysis Nationwide The Summary Our years of environmental regulatory knowledge and solid waste management expertise provide an understanding of state vs. federal requirement in the handling and disposal of medical and other hazardous waste. The Client A leading ...


    By AlterEcho

  • Oil refiner and marketer

    Overview: Single site, multi-user implementation of EPOCH’s Hazardous Waste Management module for tracking waste and printing 1000s of hazardous waste manifests and labels throughout the US per year. With EPOCH, users track waste detail, including; generators, profiles, vendors and costs as well as manifest detail and dates for their 25 day return period. RCRA or Annual Waste Summary reporting is ...


    By Logical Data Solutions, Inc.

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