Notice of Availability and Request for Second Round of Comments on Waste Analysis Plan (WAP) Guidance, comments due August 24, 2014
Through the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Congress directed EPA to regulate all aspects of hazardous waste. As a result, EPA developed strict regulations for the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste. States may implement stricter requirements than the Federal regulations as needed.
- Treatment and Disposal: Any process that changes the physical, chemical, or biological characteristics of a waste to minimize its threat to the environment.
- Storage: The temporary holding of waste before the waste is treated, disposed of, or stored somewhere else.
- Permitting, E-Permitting, Recordkeeping, and Reporting: Records of hazardous waste activities that owners and operators of waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) are required to keep and regularly submit to EPA.
- Requirements for TSDFs: Regulations specific to hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities cover topics such as:
- Air emissions
- Corrective action/hazardous waste cleanup
- Financial assurance
- Ground water monitoring
- Land disposal restrictions
- Permits and permitting