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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was established in 1976. This law was passed as the primary statute for regulating solid and hazardous waste. Our goals are to protect human health and the environment; to reduce waste and conserve energy and natural resources; and to reduce or eliminate the generation of hazardous waste as quickly and proficiently as possible. Region 3 has the responsibility of enforcing this Act in the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

RCRA Programs EPA Region 3

Corrective Action
Municipal Solid Waste
Medical Waste
Underground Storage Tanks


Hazardous Waste Delisting Program
Electronic Recycling


Region 3 The Mid-Atlantic States

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