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Analysis of The Resource Conservation and Recovery

Last updated on September 24, 2020

Analysis of The Resource Conservation and Recovery, the definition of The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) cleared stated by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the public law that creates the framework for the proper management of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste. The law describes the waste management program mandated by Congress that gave EPA authority to develop the RCRA program. It is a federal law requiring that hazardous waste be tracked from “cradle (generation) to grave” and there are no options, but to protect the environment, human, community, and ecology.

42 U.S. Code Chapter 82

The title of this chapter mainly is mandating solid waste disposal.  There are many subparts which mandated how to identify and list of hazardous waste which finding by U.S. congress and followed the state and federal regulations.  Especially the general provisions on Subchapter I, Office of Solid Waste and authorities of the admiration on subchapter II, hazardous waste management Subchapter II, and Subchapter IV, State or Regional solid wastes plans.  These Subchapters, each of has objective, national policy and definitions, the standard regulations applied to all industries, factories and solid or liquid hazardous waste management industries must follow.  All the topics in 42. U.S Code Chapter 82, regarding solid waste are very impartment for both state and federal to regulate the laws to the business owners.

Summary of Congressional Findings

Subchapter I- The General Provision.

Sec. 6901. Congressional findings
  • Solid waste- Business owners such industries or factories must follow the state or federal regulation when dumping or despoiling the solid waste to the environment. The construction of new buildings, and the provision of highways and other avenues of transportation, which, together with related industrial, commercial, and agricultural operations, have resulted in a rising tide of scrap, discarded, and waste materials. Thus, owners are fully responsible for their own solid waste- to make sure cleaning up and despoiling in right place.  State and federal must create the enforceable laws to control all the solid waste industries.
  • Environment and Health –solid and hazardous waste must be controlled manageably to meet the state and federal standards and regulations. Must respect the lands and resource all the environment. Must respect the Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.] everyone should have the clean air to breathe in every day. Must compliance with The Water Pollution Control Act [33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.], everyone should use water from river, lake, pond, etc. where everyone can swim, drink, boating, etc.  with no pollution and worries. Without control and management properly, the lands and resources would be filled with solid and hazardous waste and the lands and recourses would run out within few years.
  • Materials- Lands are covered and buried with millions of tons of solid waste every year, ended up in landfills, air pollutions, and water pollutions were full of toxins. Materials should be separated into different categorical and reuse or recycles. Read in full.

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