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Resource Conservation Recovery Act – RCRA

In 1992, DTSC received authorization from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to implement the Resources Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), Subtitle C requirements and the associated regulations. Receiving authorization from the U.S. EPA means that DTSC is the primary authority enforcing the RCRA hazardous waste requirements in California. RCRA Subtitle C establishes standards for the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste in the United States.

In determining if delegation should be made to California, U.S. EPA solicits public comment on the request through notices in the Federal Register.

At this time, California does not have authorization packages open to public comment.

Since 1992, DTSC has requested and received authorization to implement additional parts of the federal program. To find the status regarding past California’s authorization requests, go U.S. EPA’s Federal Register Notices and State Authorization Tracking System (StATS) Reports for State Authorization under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act page.