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Permits and Permitting


The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste permitting program helps ensure the safe treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous wastes by establishing specific requirements that must be followed when managing those wastes. Permits for the treatment, storage, or disposal of hazardous wastes are issued by Authorized States or by EPA Regional Offices.

The Hazardous Waste Permitting Process: A Citizens Guide describes the hazardous waste permitting process using a question and answer format.

Managing Hazardous Waste in Your Community Page provides education and outreach about EPA's hazardous waste management program under RCRA. The fact sheets provide a basic overview of EPA's hazardous waste regulations and include state hazardous waste contacts.

Permit Improvement Team examines all of EPA's permitting programs (air, water, and hazardous waste) and identifies how they can be improved. The Team consists of EPA, state, tribal and local government officials. This site contains their reports.

Public Participation and Citizen Action
This Web site explains how the public plays an important role in the permitting process for both hazardous and municipal solid waste facilities. Facilities applying for a permit must involve the public in some aspects of the process. Businesses and the State or federal permitting agency also must make information available to the public.

Regulations related to RCRA Permitting (40 CFR Parts 260-265 and 266-270). Specifically, parts 264 and 270 specify what a permit must contain.

Permit Resources

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Miscellaneous Reports and Rules

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Permitting-Related Information Collection Requests (ICRs)

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