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RCRA Waste: Regulation, Cleanup, and Enforcement

Regional RCRA Information
The RCRA Division in Region 4 is working to preserve and restore the land using the most effective waste management and cleanup methods available. We use a hierarchy of approaches to protect the land: reducing waste at its source, recycling waste, managing waste effectively by preventing spills and releases of toxic materials, and cleaning up contaminated properties. The Region is especially concerned about threats to our most sensitive populations, including children, the elderly, and individuals with chronic diseases. EPA draws upon the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to address these issues for hazardous waste management facilities. Our Land Revitalization and Reuse website has a variety of information about revitalization and reuse, including revitalization tools and resources.          


In Region 4, RCRA matters are handled by one of three Branches:  the RCRA Programs and Materials Management Branch; the Restoration and Underground Storage Tanks Branch; or the RCRA Oil Pollution Act and Enforcement and Compliance Branch.  The RCRA Programs and Materials Management Branch implements the EPA’s resource conservation and recycling initiatives, State authorization procedures, permitting of hazardous waste management facilities, and award of financial assistance.  The Restoration and Underground Storage Tanks Branch protects the environment against releases of hazardous fuels and wastes by negotiating remedial measures for the clean-up of contaminants.  The RCRA Oil Pollution Act and Enforcement and Compliance Branch inspects regulated facilities for compliance with RCRA regulations and provides compliance assistance, when appropriate.  The federal regulations comprising the federal hazardous waste management program are found in 40 CFR Parts 260 through 299.

Enforcement and Compliance

RCRA Permitting

Corrective Actions

Managing Solid Waste


Polychlorinated BiPhenyls (PCBs) Program

School Chemical Clean-out Campaign (SC3)

Managing Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris

Underground Storage Tanks

Brownfields Contacts:

EPA Region 4 Contacts

Region 4 State and Tribal Partners
The Region 4 Brownfields Program works closely with its State and Tribal partners to facilitate Brownfields cleanup and revitalization in the Southeast.

State/Tribal Contacts (PDF: 3 pp, 1.36KB) and Tribal Government Contacts.

A link to State web sites can be found: exit EPA disclaimer Alabama,Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.

Grants Administrative Information

Land Revitalization Yellow Pages

The Land Revitalization Yellow Pages serves as a resource for individuals and organizations interested in accessing federal agencies and that actively pursue brownfields solutions. The purpose of the Yellow Pages are to help local communities, organizations, states, tribes, and other interested parties identify federal programs which support land revitalization efforts and provide a single point of contact to facilitate use of these programs.

Land Revitalization Yellow Pages (PDF: 51 pp, 706.8KB)

Additional Information

For information about the contents of this page please contact Quantindra Smith


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