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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Until 2015, animal waste produced by agricultural operations rested comfortably beyond the scope of RCRA. (13) On January 14, 2015, a federal court abruptly declared otherwise.
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As part of the settlement, the company has not admitted liability for the alleged violations, but has certified its compliance with applicable RCRA requirements.
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RCRA instituted the first federal permit program for hazardous waste management programs and prohibited open dumps.
Under RCRA, Florida state regulators had the highest total of assessed penalties at $2.4 million.
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