Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Corrective action: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 USC 6924(u), 42 USC 6924(v), 42 USC 6925(i), 42 USC 6928(h), 40 CFR 260.10, 40 CFR 264.100, 40 CFR 264.101, 40 CFR 264.550 to 264.555, and 40 CFR 265.1(b) (interim-status facilities)

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Required by permit: 40 CFR 264.101

Facility-specific program standards: 40 CFR 264.100

General program standards: 40 CFR 264.100 and 40 CFR 264.101

On-site cleanup options:

Definitions: 40 CFR 260.10 and 40 CFR 264.552 to 264.554

Corrective action management unit (CAMU) criteria: 40 CFR 264.550 to 264.552 and 40 CFR 264.555

Temporary unit (TU) criteria: 40 CFR 264.553

Staging pile criteria: 40 CFR 264.554

Off-site cleanup options:

Remediation waste management sites (overview): 40 CFR 260.10 and 40 CFR 264.1(j)

Remedial action plans (RAPs): 40 CFR 270.79 to 270.230

Regulatory Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Resource Recovery and Conservation

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Corrective Action Overview


Accidents or other activities at facilities that treat, store, or dispose of hazardous wastes sometimes lead to the release of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents into soil, groundwater, surface water, or air. Owners and operators of such hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) are responsible for cleaning up all nonpermitted releases of hazardous waste at their facilities, regardless of when the release occurred. This remediation process is referred to as corrective action. Cleaning up TSDFs under the RCRA corrective action program may involve the management of contaminated soils, water, debris, and sludges which contain a listed waste ...

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