Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) -- Public Law 94-580, October 21, 1976, (42 U.S.C. 6901-6992; 90 Stat. 2795), as amended by P.L. 95-609 (92 Stat. 3081), P.L. 96-463 (94 Stat. 2055), P.L. 96-482 (94 Stat. 2334), P.L. 98-616 (98 Stat. 3224), P.L. 99-339 (100 Stat. 654), P.L. 99-499 (100 Stat. 1696), P.L. 100-556 (102 Stat. 2779)

P.L. 100-582 (102 Stat. 2951), and P.L. 104-208 (110 Stat. 3009) regulates the treatment, transportation, storage, and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes. The Service is required to comply with standards for wastes generated at its facilities. The key provisions include:

Subtitle C. Identification and listing of hazardous waste and standards applicable to hazardous waste -- Requires reporting of hazardous waste, permitting for storage, transport, and disposal, and it includes provisions for oil recycling and Federal hazardous waste facilities inventories.

Subtitle D. Management for solid waste, including landfills.

Subtitle F. Applicability of Federal, State, and local laws to Federal agencies. Procurement (recycling) provisions.

Subtitle G. Citizen suits, judicial review, and enforcement authority.

Subtitle I. Management, replacement, and monitoring of underground storage tanks.

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