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Treatment, Storage and Disposal (Waste Management) Facilities

RCRA Topics

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) establishes the authority to regulate treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs). TSDFs are the last link in the cradle-to-grave hazardous waste management system. The requirements for TSDFs, located in 40 CFR Parts 264 and 265, are more extensive than the standards for generators and transporters and include:

Inspectors look at:

TSDFs also must comply with air emission standards for process vents, equipment leaks, tanks, surface impoundments, and contains, in addition to requirements for containing buildings.

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