RCRA Essentials - 4C Conference 5419

RCRA Essentials

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The federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is now over 40 years old. New RCRA rules were commonplace during the Act’s first 25 years, but activity waned for the next 10 years. The past two to three years have seen a resurgence of RCRA activity. The recent uptick in activity includes new RCRA guidance and rulemakings, as well as rulemaking petitions and existing rule legal challenges. Join us for a discussion about the genesis and significance of federal RCRA activities during the past several years. We will also investigate how new processes, and proposed and contested requirements will factor into compliance strategies. Rulemaking implications such as the Generator Improvements final rule, Solid Waste Definition, the proposed removal of the RCRA Site Remediation Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) exemption, and recent guidance relating to post-closure requirements for RCRA-permitted units will also be explored.

This workshop will evaluate how the final rules on the Solid Waste Definition and Generator Improvements affect hazardous waste identification and onsite management. In addition, we will discuss guidelines for RCRA Post-Closure Permit applications, including financial assurance requirements for RCRA Corrective Action and post-closure care. Criteria for ensuring adequate protection of human health and the environment in making decisions to adjust post-closure periods will also be examined.

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