Hazardous Waste Permitting
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) hazardous waste permitting program ensures the safe management of hazardous wastes. Under this program, EPA establishes requirements regarding the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes. The permitting program is important to the cradle-to-grave management system for hazardous wastes, which prevents dangerous releases and avoids costly Superfund cleanups. Permits are issued by authorized states or EPA regional offices. States and EPA cooperate to implement RCRA.
- Tools for treatment, storage and disposal
- Waste Analysis Plan guidance
- Guidance on preparedness and prevention
requirements for TSDFs (PDF)
- Summary chart of hazardous waste
- List of hazardous waste permitted sites
- Hazardous waste permitting in your state
- Information Bulletin: Waste Analysis Plans
for LDR Treatment Facilities
- Check out our new map of how sea level rise could impact hazardous waste facilities
- Training on the Federal RCRA Organic Air Emission Standards
- National Permitting Priorities
- Access the 2021 National Biennial Hazardous Waste Report data
- Memorandum: Open Burning and Open Detonation (OB/OD) of Waste Explosives Under RCRA
- Information Bulletin: Waste Analysis Plans for Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) Treatment Facilities
- Memorandum: Applicability of RCRA Organic Air Emission Standards to Equipment and/or Closure Devices
- Modernizing Public Notice for RCRA Hazardous Waste
- Memo: Regulatory Options for Addressing the Temporary Backlog of Containerized Hazardous Waste Needing Incineration
Where Can I Find Copies of Hazardous Waste Permits?
Most hazardous waste permits are issued and maintained by state environmental agencies authorized to implement the RCRA hazardous waste program. EPA maintains a list of state permitting websites to assist in finding the right office to contact to obtain copies of permits.