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Plain Language Guide to Regulations
Solid/Hazardous Waste Management

Federal Laws and Regulations

This page contains links to summaries and full text versions of Federal laws and regulations for managing solid/hazardous wastes. Other sections of this plain language guide highlight important aspects of these laws and regulations as they relate to PWB manufacturing facilities (use pull-down menu above). Also, it is important to point out that all states have solid/hazardous waste regulations and in many cases, these are different or more stringent than the Federal rules. Therefore, contact your state agency to determine exactly what requirements apply to your facility (Go to State Agency Locator).
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Overview (EPA)
  • RCRA Full Text (Cornell University)
  • RCRA Regulations
    • Part 260 - Hazardous Waste Management System: General
    • Part 261 - Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste
    • Part 262 - Standards Applicable to Generators of Hazardous Waste
    • Part 263 - Standards Applicable to Transporters of Hazardous Waste
    • Part 264 - Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities
    • Part 265 - Interim Status Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities
    • Part 266 - Standards for the Management of Specific Hazardous Wastes and Specific Types of Hazardous Waste Management Facilities
    • Part 268 - Land Disposal Restrictions
    • Part 270 - EPA Administered Permit Programs: The Hazardous Waste Permit Program
    • Part 271 - Requirements for Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Programs
    • Part 272 - Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs
    • Part 273 - Standards for Universal Waste Management
    • Part 279 - Standards for the Management of Used Oil
    • Part 280 - Technical Standards and Corrective Action Requirements for Owners and Operators of Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
    • Part 281 - Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Programs
    • Part 282 - Approved Underground Storage Tank Programs

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