RCRA Developments – What’s Hot, What’s Simmering?
EPA’s efforts to regulate certain types of wastes as hazardous wastes -- some decades in the making -- are starting to see the light of day. Ranging from “very hot” to “simmering,” a number of EPA’s rules under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) were finalized in 2013, and others are anticipated to resolve in 2014. For most of the rules, the journey has been mired by hundreds of thousands of comments, changes in administrations, insufficient funding at EPA, and fierce litigation. This paper highlights the most significant regulatory initiatives under RCRA that have travelled or are travelling the long and winding road to become final regulations.
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