Resource Conservation and Recovery Act


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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

(pronounced “rick-rah”) A federal law that establishes a system for managing hazardous wastes in an environmentally sound manner from the point of origin to the point of final disposal, called cradle-to-the-grave management. It also promotes resource recovery and waste minimization.The Act gives citizens the right to file suit against violators to enforce its provisions, and the right to file suit against the Environmental Protection Agency administrator to require enforcement of the rules. More information is available at the EPA Web site at www.epa.gov.

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EPA inspections found that from at least 2012 to 2013, Fort Wainwright failed to perform leak detection tests, monitor underground storage tanks regularly and investigate suspected releases as required under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
The report recommended relaxing groundwater cleanup requirements and amending regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which characterizes certain recycled waste streams as hazardous waste.
Although the decision in Cooper will not impact any claims brought under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, that act does not allow for recovery of costs and thus is not as attractive to plaintiffs as a CERCLA claim.
Harford notes that the 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which addresses the proper disposal of hazardous material, categorizes such common computer materials as lead (in glass), mercury, cadmium and arsenic as hazardous materials.
The Defense Department is seeking exemptions in the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
Colleges and universities, which do indeed function as self-contained mini-villages, conduct a wide range of operations that must comply with such laws as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act.
Department of Justice sued AK Steel this past June for violating the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
After spending four years studying the population patterns around 205 locations regulated by the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 113 federal Superfund sites, and 105 solid-waste disposal areas, Coursey and Baden found the racial breakdown of the nearby residents mirrors that of the entire city.
In late September, under pressure from environmental groups and state lawmakers, EPA withdrew its proposal to add a Hazardous Waste Identification Rule to the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Hazardous waste remediation (or cleanup) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) or similar state or local statutes often is a company's largest cost and the most difficult to estimate.
At issue is a disputed interpretation of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which defines hazardous wastes and how they are to be disposed.
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) program.
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