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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The consultant(s) will have extensive knowledge and experience in addressing environmental regulatory requirements, including but not limited to: the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Toxic Substances Control Act, and any environmental requirements established by the State of Virginia.
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.
Exemptions being sought in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act are aimed at excluding explosives and munitions from cleanup laws while they are still being used by the military.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Major federal statutes include the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) as well as the Toxic Substances Control Act.
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.
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