According to the EPA, RCRA, or the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, is “the public law that creates the framework for the proper management of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste.” The EPA continues to explain that “The law describes the waste management program mandated by Congress that gave EPA authority to develop the RCRA program. The term RCRA is often used interchangeably to refer to the law, regulations and EPA policy and guidance.”
So in effect, the acronym RCRA is used to refer to a lot of stuff related to the regulations regarding hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste.
In this article, we’ll go into more detail about the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and in particular help you learn to determine what a hazardous waste is.
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