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Federal Hazardous Waste Management Regulations

See: hazardous waste regulations leaving NYCWasteLess at US Environmental Protection Agency

Law: US Code leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 42, Chapter 82, Subchapter III: Hazardous Waste Management)

Regulations: US Code of Federal Regulations leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 40, Chapter I, Subchapter I, Sections 260-282, and Title 49, Subtitle B, Chapter 1, Subchapter C: Hazardous Materials Regulations, Sections 171-180)

Summary: The Hazardous Waste Program is a section of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), that gives the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to regulate all aspects of hazardous waste. EPA regulates and permits hazardous waste generators, transporters, treatment, storage and disposal facilities. Hazardous wastes fall into two regulatory categories: by exhibiting a particular characteristic identified by the EPA as problematic, or by being identified on an EPA hazardous waste list. States may implement stricter regulations, but must at a minimum comply with EPA's federal regulations. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has additional regulations on the transport of hazardous waste.

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