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Resource Conservation And Recovery Act Of 1976

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976

Definition

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 — a federal act regulating the handling of hazardous waste from its generation to disposal. The Act defines "hazardous waste" and establishes standards and permit programs for waste generating, treatment, storage, and disposal. It implements detailed recordkeeping requirements and imposes civil and criminal penalties for noncompliance.

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