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 Solid Waste Disposal Act Amendments of 1980 amended RCRA in several ways.
The Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) was amended extensively, and in 1976 was essentially replaced by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has charged the operator of an unauthorized waste tire storage site in San Benito with alleged violations of the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act following a fire at the site.
The Solid Waste Disposal Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) govern the regulation of solid and hazardous wastes, whereas the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) addresses the cleanup of contamination resulting from the release of hazardous substances.
And the Solid Waste Disposal Act states that waste may contain "no migration of hazardous constituents." Both of these examples, Breyer writes, "seem to instruct the agencies not to permit addition, removal, or packaging of or by any substance that contains even a single molecule of an offending chemical, however large the cost or small the risk." The most egregious examples of this trend come from the Reagan years, when Congress was rightly suspicious that the executive branch would do as much as possible to subvert the intent of the law.
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The penalties involve alleged violations of the Tennessee Water Quality Control Act and the Tennessee Solid Waste Disposal Act.
The Solid Waste Disposal Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) provide regulation of solid and hazardous waste, while the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), or Superfund, provides authority for the federal government to respond to releases of hazardous substances, and established a fee-maintained fund to clean up abandoned hazardous waste sites.
The Solid Waste Disposal Act (passed in 1965 as Title II of the Clean Air Act of 1965) focused on research, demonstrations, and training.
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