RCRA State Authorization
State authorization is a rulemaking process through which EPA delegates the primary responsibility of implementing the RCRA hazardous waste program to individual states in lieu of EPA. This process ensures national consistency and minimum standards while providing flexibility to states in implementing rules.
Currently, 50 states and territories have been granted authority to implement the base, or initial, program. Many are also authorized to implement additional parts of the RCRA program that EPA has since promulgated, such as Corrective Action and the Land Disposal Restrictions.
State RCRA programs must be at least as stringent as the federal requirements, but states can adopt more stringent requirements as well. The State Authorization Tracking System (StATS) provides the authorization status for all states. For a summary of terms used and topics covered at this website, scroll through State Authorization Terms and Topics.For additional information, contact Wayne Roepe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Items Posted as of June 30, 2013
- Third Quarter StATS (as of June 30, 2013) This update includes authorization and adoption information.
- RCRA XXIII - SPA 34 (July 2013 - June 2014)
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- State Authorization Notices
- Oklahoma - 08/07/2012 Codification (PDF) (5 pp, 235K)
- South Dakota - 08/08/2012 Final Rule (PDF) (6 pp, 222K)
- Arkansas - 08/10/12 Immediate Final Rule (PDF) (4 pp, 201K)
- Idaho - 10/01/2012 Codification (PDF) (5 pp, 234K)
- Tennessee - 10/05/2012 Immediate Final Rule (PDF) (3 pp, 225K)
- Missouri - 10/26/2012 Immediate Final Rule (PDF) (7 pp, 284K)
- Colorado - 11/21/2012 Direct Final Rule (PDF) (4 pp, 233K)
- Texas - 11/30/2012 Codification (PDF) (10 pp, 273K)
- New York - 03/11/2013 Direct Final Rule (PDF) (4 pp, 223K)
- Georgia - 05/02/2013 Immediate Final Rule (PDF) (7 pp, 231K)
- Indiana - 06/06/2013 Final Rule (PDF) (3 pp, 181K)
- North Carolina - 06/14/2013 Final Rule (PDF) (4 pp, 205K)
- Kansas - 07/22/13 Immediate Final Rule (PDF) (8 pp, 223K)