Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Characteristic Waste Overview
Determining whether a waste is a characteristic waste is only one step in the process of hazardous waste identification. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) require that any person who produces or generates a waste must determine if that waste is hazardous.
RCRA defines "hazardous ...