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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Saying there is too much environmental law for any book or course to capture, Johnston, Funk, and Flatt have chosen to focus on US law to protect the environment, and within that to emphasize law around a few major statutes: the National Environmental Policy Act; the Clean Water Act; the Clean Air Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund); and the Endangered Species Act.
EPA Region 7 issued a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Imminent and Substantial Endangerment Administrative Order to Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services, LLC, in Omaha, Neb., for failure to identify, handle, and dispose of waste that presents a potential danger to public health and the environment.
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., a veterinary health products company, has agreed to pay a $68,475 civil penalty to the United States to settle a series of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act violations based on its mishandling of mercury waste in St.
Environmental Protection Agency is considering classifying and regulating CCW under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and other state- and federal-level regulatory changes also may soon affect the disposal and reuse of this material.
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requires companies to track their shipments of hazardous waste by maintaining records of shipments and filing paper manifests with the government after the shipment.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined the company for allegedly violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
The second volume presents the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability/Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act; Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know; the Toxic Substances Control Act; the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act; the Food Quality Protection Act of 1994; the National Environmental Policy Act; the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990; the Occupational Safety and Health Act; and Transportation of Hazardous Materials.
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.
The major environmental, health, and safety laws and issues are covered in individual chapters: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; Underground Storage Tanks; Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; Oil Petroleum Act; Safe Drinking Water Act; National Environmental Policy Act; Toxic Substances Control Act; Pesticides; Pollution Prevention Act; Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act; and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
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.
Acts covered include the Clean Air Act, Noise Control Act, Clean Water Act, Oil Pollution Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, Superfund, Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act, and Endangered Species Act.
Changes to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) also put a greater burden on companies delivering hazardous wastes, reducing their ability or resolve to use exchange services.
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