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RCRA Environmental Indicators Progress Report: 1995 Update

EI Chart EPA's Office of Solid Waste (OSW) (renamed Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery on January 18, 2009) is continuing to make progress in developing and reporting environmental indicators to measure progress in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) program. In 1992, OSW (now ORCR) published a report summarizing early progress in the development of environmental indicators and discussing an implementation plan for the future. OSW began reporting 12 indicators in a 1 second report published in 1993. This report, the third in the series, updates 11 of these indicators and adds 2 new indicators. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of this report discuss indicators for three major components of the RCRA program: waste minimization, safe management, and corrective action. These are the three major goals OSW (now ORCR) has defined for the program, consistent with the objectives and themes of the RCRA statute.

Appendix A provides a list of acronyms. A brief introduction to environmental indicators and their role in EPA programs is presented in Appendix B. Appendix C briefly discusses the data sources currently being used to report RCRA environmental indicators. Appendix D provides a discussion of newly regulated hazardous wastes, i.e., wastes that became subject to regulation under RCRA Subtitle C between 1989 and 1991. References for this report are listed in Appendix E.

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