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RCRA Orientation Manual

This manual provides introductory information on solid and hazardous waste management programs under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Also addressed is the basic framework of the RCRA regulatory program for new EPA and state employees, those new to RCRA, and others interested in the Act in seven sections: introduction to RCRA, managing solid waste - RCRA Subtitle D, managing hazardous waste - RCRA Subtitle C, managing underground storage tanks, RCRA Subtitle I, miscellaneous statutory provisions (such as procurement guidelines), RCRA and its relationship to other environmental statutes, and public involvement in RCRA. Appendices include a hazardous waste manifest, land disposal restriction notification requirements, underground storage tank notification form, glossary, acronyms and abbreviations, EPA organization chart, and environmental contacts.

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The manual consists of 28 Adobe Acrobat PDF Files; download them individually below. Or, download a .zip file containing the entire manual here.

Executive Summary
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [311K]

Table of Contents
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [115K]

Section I: Introduction to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [368K]

Section II: Managing Solid Waste - RCRA Subtitle D
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [1000K]

Section III: RCRA Subtitle C - Managing Hazardous Waste
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [243K]

bulletChapter 1: Hazardous Waste Identification
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [766K]

bulletChapter 2: Hazardous Waste Recycling and Universal Wastes
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [418K]

bulletChapter 3: Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste Generators
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [624K]

bulletChapter 4: Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste Transporters
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [249K]

bulletChapter 5a: Regulations Governing Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [1000K]

bulletChapter 5b: Regulations Governing Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities, cont'd
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [1200K]

bulletChapter 6: Land Disposal Restrictions
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [500K]

bulletChapter 7: Hazardous Waste Combustion
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [875K]

bulletChapter 8: Permitting of Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [900K]

bulletChapter 9: Corrective Action to Clean Up Hazardous Waste Contamination
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [400K]

bulletChapter 10: Enforcement of Hazardous Waste Regulations
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [644K]

bulletChapter 11: Authorizing States to Implement RCRA
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [427K]

Section IV: Managing Underground Storage Tanks - RCRA Subtitle I
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [814K]

Section V: Miscellaneous Statutory Requirements
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [110K]

bulletChapter 1: Federal Procurement Requirements
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [400K]

bulletChapter 2: Medical Waste Regulations
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [525K]
Section VI: RCRA and its Relationship to Other Environmental Statutes
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [262K]

bulletChapter 1: Legislative Framework for Addressing Hazardous Waste Problems
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [635K]

bulletChapter 2: Superfund - The Hazardous Waste Cleanup Program
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [300K]
Section VII: Public Participation
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [344K]

Appendix A: Hazardous Waste Manifest
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [351K]

Appendix C: Notification for Underground Storage Tanks
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [55K]

Appendix B: Land Disposal Restriction Notification Requirements; Appendix D: Glossary; Appendix E: Acronyms and Abbreviations; Appendix F: OSW Organizational Chart; Appendix G: Environmental Contacts
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [351K]

NOTE: Current OSW Organizational Chart Updates -- Appendix F

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