For this 2011 national biennial rcra hazardous waste report, epa has included all data that was identified by the state or implementing epa office for inclusion in the report, with the following two 2 exceptions. The rules are spelled out in the resource conservation and recovery act rcra, and in the large body of regulations developed by the environmental protection agency to implement rcra. Since the manuals initial publication in 1990, the rcra program has evolved dramatically. Resource conservation and recovery act rcra orientation. Since the publication of this training manual, epa has developed a new approach to authorization, as well as new tools to assist in preparing authorization applications. The national biennial rcra hazardous waste report us epa. The resource conservation and recovery act rcra, an amendment to the solid waste disposal act, was enacted in 1976 to address the huge volumes of municipal and industrial solid waste generated nationwide.
Final guidance on completion of corrective action activities at rcra facilities. Herc hazardous waste determination healthcare environmental. Also addressed is the basic framework of the rcra regulatory program for new epa and state. This manual has proven to be a popular and valuable resource for anyone working with epas solid and hazardous waste management program or ust program. As a result, certain portions of the training manual, especially the lesson on the attorney generals statement, have become outdated. Web based documents consist of the regulations themselves, linked to the relevant federal register notices, background documents, and previously issued policy letters or guidance memoranda. For a non rcra waste product, the hcs 2012 does not require that the waste generator create their own label or sds. The quality assurance guidelines and operating procedures manuals are available to the public and are part of an online citizen science toolbox developed to assist citizen scientists who are interested in using new air sensor technologies. For introductory information on this topic, see page 31 of the rcra orientation manual, section iii.
Tsdfs sorted by epa region, by state,then alphabetically by facility name. Chapter 3 of the 2014 rcra orientation manual, available at. The air pollution cost control manual is a guide produced by us epa to help environmental engineers estimate the costs of controlling air pollution from a particular source. The rcra considers waste to be hazardous if it has certain characteristics, including ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, andor toxicity. Called the hazardous waste generator improvements rule, the proposal lays out a restructuring of the rcra rules within the generator management standards at 40 cfr part 262, defines. The moa outlines responsibilities and oversight powers and defines the level of coordination between the state and the epa in implementing the program. The website, hazardous waste generator regulations, provides a userfriendly reference to assist epa and state staff, industrial facilities generating and managing hazardous wastes as well as the general public, in locating and. Environmental protection agency epa published the 1990 rcra orientation manual in order to educate and inform the public about the broad requirements of rcras regulatory program. The rcra inspection manual was originally developed and issued by the rcra enforcement division of u. The information on this page will not be updated to reflect these changes, however, this module may still be a useful resource for people wishing to gain an understanding of the rcra generator program.
The rcra orientation manual provides a good overview of the entire rcra program and was recently updated. This manual is designed for use by agency staff, public interest organizations, private citizens, and ownersoperators of hazardous waste management facilities. Rcra training, regulations, analysis, news, and tools. Determining what is a hazardous waste is a complex task that is a central component of the hazardous waste management regulations, and is not within the scope of this online course. Environmental protection agency, office of resource conservation and recovery, program management, communications, and analysis office, solid waste and emergency response 5306w epa630f. This manual provides introductory information on solid and hazardous waste management programs under the resource conservation and recovery act rcra. Rcra orientation manual 2014 resource conservation and recovery act, u. The manual has proven to be a popular and valuable resource for anyone working with epas solid and hazardous waste management program. A systems guide to the identification and disposal of. Agency, rcra orientation manual, at i4 2014 hereinafter. These documents represent past epa headquarters interpretations of the rcra regulations governing the management of solid, hazardous, and medical waste. This page will help you determine if a given waste material must be classified as hazardous. Us epa uses the manual to estimate the financial impact that new clean air act and other air pollution rules may have on us facilities. Waste analysis at facilities that generate, treat, store, and dispose of hazardous waste final, epa 530r12001, april 2015 rcra online handbook of groundwater protection and cleanup policies for the resource conservation and recovery act rcra corrective action, epa 530r04030, april 2004.
Resource conservation and recovery act rcra orientation manual note epa has finalized a few rules that make changes to the solid and hazardous waste regulations and is finalizing a rulemaking that will make several changes to the hazardous waste generator regulations. The cercla was established in 1980 in order to provide the epa with actual, punitive powers. Rcra hazardous waste publications mccoys rcra publications. Fulfill this epa requirement and get up to speed on the latest rules for managing hazardous waste at your site. Managing hazardous waste rcra subtitle c, chapter 2. With all the covid19 uncertainty, like the health and safety of family and coworkers, layoffs, social distancing, and figuring out the regulatory impacts on your organization and what to. Resource conservation and recovery act abstract this manual provides introductory information on the solid and hazardous waste management programs under the resource conservation and recovery act rcra.
Epa proposes major rcra overhaul posted on september 01, 2015 by roger marks on august 31, 2015, us epa proposed a complete overhaul of the resource conservation and recovery act rcra regulations for managing hazardous waste. While meeting the epa definition of a preferred stabilization technology might sound impressive, research by several, highly trained and reputable agencies proving the longterm performance of our chemistries is even more remarkable. Epa believes a key to success for rcra and for improving the corrective action program will be building new partnerships and coalitions with government agencies, businesses, interest groups, and the public. Epa rcra hazardous waste orientation manual download it free here. Rcra orientation manual 2014 resource conservation and. Epa recommends that you follow a six step process to determine whether a. Resource conservation and recovery act rcra corrective. As explained in the resource conservation and recovery act rcra orientation manual, rcra covers a wide variety of programs dealing with waste management including a program involved in cleanup of improperly managed hazardous wastes referred to as rcra corrective action. Overview resource conservation and recovery act rcra. The rcra orientation manual provides introductory information on the solid and hazardous waste management programs under the resource conservation and recovery act rcra. R6 basic rcra 2015 contaminated soil and hw debris slides 319327 to access folder, cut and paste url. Designed for epa and state staff, members of the regulated community, and the general.
Mccoy sherpa contains over 27,000 pages of relevant rcra information. Rcra is a combination of the first solid waste statutes and all subsequent amendments. Epa finalized a rulemaking that made several changes to the hazardous waste generator regulations. For full regulatory text, see 40 cfr part 266 subpart h. Foreword this manual supersedes the 2008 rcra orientation manual. Rcra authorizes epa to regulate waste management activities. Launch of rcra training website on march 3, 2017, the office of resource conservation and recovery orcr launched the rcra training website. Resource conservation and recovery act rcra orientation manual. Rcra authorizes states to develop and enforce their own waste management programs, in lieu of the federal program, if a states waste management program is substantially equivalent to, consistent. Rcra orientation manual 2014 resource conservation. The manual has proven to be a popular and valuable resource for anyone working with epa s solid and hazardous waste management program. According to rcra orientation manual developed by the epas office of resource of conservation and recovery, the rcras sole focus on current and future. A prepublication of epa s new management standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals is now available. Training manuals state authorization wastes us epa.
Epa has finalized a few rules that make changes to the solid. The rcra is not only the federal law that regulates hazardous waste. Epa releases revised rcra orientation manual february 14, 2012 the environmental protection agency epa released a new resource conservation and recovery act rcra orientation manual in october 2011 which was the first since the initial publication in 1990. Biennial report overview us environmental protection agency. A set of agreements between a state and a region, detailing certain procedures and outlining the responsibilities of each party.
An epa policy that determines the health threats posed by contaminated environmental media and debris, and whether such materials must be managed as rcra hazardous wastes. Epas rcra orientation manual for a complete overview of rcra. The environmental protection agency epa released a new resource conservation and recovery act rcra orientation manual in october 2011 which was the first since the initial publication in 1990. Rcra online is an electronic database that indexes thousands of letters, memoranda, publications, and questions and answers issued by epa s office of resource conservation and recovery orcr. Rcra defines hazardous waste in terms of properties of a solid waste. Click on the link below to learn about the development of the rcra training website for hosting online courses, training resources and a video library, along with a demonstration of the site. Environmental protection agency epa has the primary responsibility for managing activities under the superfund program. On august, 2015, usepa announced that update v to sw846 was. This electronic product is a heavy duty research tool that contains over 1,490 epa guidance documents and 660 federal register notices in pdf format along with mccoys rcra reference and rcra unraveled. Epa defines solid waste as garbage, refuse, sludge, or other discarded material including solids, semisolids, liquids, and contained gaseous materials. Epa has developed a new approach to authorization and new tools to assist in preparing authorization applications since the publication of this training manual. This rcra training website is a result of epa and states working together to provide easy access to a comprehensive compendium of rcra training materials, including online courses and videos. On august 31, 2015, us epa proposed a complete overhaul of the resource conservation and recovery act rcra regulations for managing hazardous waste.
A systems guide to the identification and disposal of hazardous and nonhazardous water treatment plant residuals drinking water systems producing solid waste are required under the resource conservation and recovery act. Named the hazardous waste generator improvements rule, the forthcoming proposed rule will suggest changes to the rcra hazardous waste regulations to improve the effectiveness and clarity of. In order to achieve this goal, the rcra orientation manual is designed for epa and state staff, members of the regulated community, and the general public who wish to better understand rcra. Edited, rcra orientation manual memorandum of understanding mou. Since the manual s initial publication in 1990, the rcra program has evolved dramatically. Training and guidance documents epa archives us epa. Introducing epa s rcra training website webinar, august 2, 2017 hazardous waste management online training course. This manual supersedes the 2003 rcra orientation manual. Epa rcra hazardous waste orientation manual download. Therefore, if a waste is not a solid waste, it cannot be a hazardous waste.
The rfi contains details on how to determine if tri reporting is required, how to fill out reporting forms including detailed explanations of every reporting element on the form, and changes to reporting requirements if any for the current reporting year. Resource conservation and recovery act compliance bhs. Rcra hazardous waste generator regulation changes lion. Epa raises civil penalties for 2020 lion technology. Details regarding the information submitted by the regulated community can be found in the rcra subtitle c reporting instructions and forms. Train the trainer hazardous materials publishing co. This manual provides introductory information on the solid and hazardous waste management programs under the resource conservation and recovery act rcra. The manual was intended for the exclusive use of inspection personnel in conducting field inspections of rcra regulated facilities under u. The documents do not contain any new requirements, policy, or guidance. The epa is considering revisions to the hazardous waste exportimport related requirements in 40 cfr parts 260267, 271 and 273 for the purpose of 1 making existing nonorganization for economic cooperation and development oecd export and importrelated requirements more consistent with the current oecd importexport requirements. The number of actions taken and sites targeted by the superfund program is substantial. Wastes are defined as hazardous by epa if they are.
If your inspector has concerns that the use of generator knowledge is inaccurate or inadequate, he or she will communicate these concerns to you. The inflated penalty amounts will apply to environmental violations that occur or occurred after november 2, 2015, for which penalties are assessed after january, 2020. Hazardous substance management 37% identifying hazardous substances. Epa s office of waste programs enforcement in 1988. Epa s hazardous waste burned in boilers and industrial furnaces web site. Industry links tdj group an environmental solutions provider. This manual supersedes the 2008 rcra orientation manual. Portable devices in which a material is stored, transported, treated, or otherwise handled. Overview of the virginia hazardous waste management regulations. Regulating runoff manure as a hazardous waste under rcra. Uniform hazardous waste manifest example epa form 870022. This count refers to the total commentsubmissions received on this docket, as of 11.
Rcra online epa website oswer directives federal register notices rcra orientation manual rcra training modules national enforcement training institute neti 23 rcra information sources environmental response training program virtual university ertp vu trainex regional guidance and tools on subparts aabbcc and subpart x. Epa s rcra orientation manual also highlights the importance of partnerships under rcra corrective action programs. To assist you in successfully implementing rcra requirements for remediation waste, this memorandum consolidates existing guidance on the rcra. As a result of changes in the dynamics of solid and. Hazardous waste recycling and universal wastes pdf 10 pp. This manual replaces and supersedes the 1993 rcra public involvement manual epa 530r93006. Some facilities, however, may claim that they are recycling a material in order to avoid being subject to rcra regulation, when in fact the activity is not legitimate recycling. Rcra regulations define a solid waste as hazardous either by reference to a list of hazardous wastes or based on the wastes characteristics. Expert rcra training for environmental professionals us epa requires personnel at sites that generate hazardous waste to complete training annually 40 cfr part 262, subpart a.
Designed for epa and state staff, members of the regulated community, and the general public. Epa rewards facilities recycling some wastes by exempting them from regulation, or by subjecting them to lesser regulation. Environmental protection agency, office of resource conservation and recovery, program management, communications, and analysis office, solid waste and emergency response 5306w epa630f11003, october 2014. A more detailed explanation can be found in the rcra orientation manual and in the code of federal regulations in 40 cfr parts 260 and 261. Resource conservation and recovery act rcra orientation manual note epa has finalized a few rules that make changes to the solid and hazardous waste regulations. In 1976, congress passed the resource conservation and recovery act. Planning and estimating 36% planning hazardous substance projects estimating hazardous substance projects. Epa researchers shared two training manuals that they developed as part of the outreach project. Reporting forms and instructions rfi guidance document use the links below to view the rfi. Civ env 363, environmental engineering applications i. Balancing the factors, as was epas original direction in 1985, has resulted in. Oct 31, 2016 this manual provides introductory information on the solid and hazardous waste management programs under the resource conservation and recovery act rcra.
Subsequently, the inspector may ask to sample your waste, have you conduct laboratory analysis on a representative sample of the waste or provide more information regarding the waste generation process. A rule by the environmental protection agency on 012015. The united state environmental protection agency epa plans to propose changes to the rcra hazardous waste generator regulations this month july 2015. Dec 12, 2019 rcra online is an electronic database that indexes thousands of letters, memoranda, publications, and questions and answers issued by epas office of resource conservation and recovery orcr. The rcra public participation manual was developed by the office of solid waste with the invaluable help of a task group comprised of epa and state regulators, industry. Acknowledgments the rcra public participation manual was developed by.254 165 87 302 750 1475 1077 1461 25 158 1369 557 700 1275 1272 1536 292 631 477 948 504 56 550 572 1150 988 898 305 807 1183 219 1356 12 318 982 144 1202 997 724 526 371 1085 549 689 905 1490 847 681