How is the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) different from previous legislation addressing solid waste?

Question 1.

 

Write an essay consisting of at least 500 words addressing all of the following topics (a through h):

a. How is the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) different from previous legislation addressing solid waste?

b. On the Internet, search for “40CFR261.21” which is the portion of the Code of Federal Regulations pertaining to ignitability under RCRA. Quote two lines from that portion of the CFR.

c. What are the differences between RCRA Subtitle C and Subtitle D?

d. Describe the cradle to grave tracking process instituted by RCRA.

e. List at least three standards for a Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facility (TSDF) under RCRA?

f. How is CERCLA different than RCRA?

g. Using an Internet search, determine how many sites are currently on the National Priorities List (NPL).

h. What is a brownfield?

You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

Question 2.

 

Write an essay consisting of at least 500 words addressing all of the following topics (a through h):

a. Explain the features of solid waste landfill design that were new with the passing of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

b. On the Internet, search for “40CFR279.30” which is the portion of the Code of Federal Regulations pertaining to “Do-it-yourselfer used oil collection centers.” Quote two lines from that portion of the CFR.

c. How do the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) of 1984 service to supplement the RCRA of 1976?

d. Explain the permitting system instituted by RCRA.

e. Summarize monetary penalties that are used in enforcement under RCRA.

f. Why is CERCLA commonly called “Superfund”?

g. Describe the Hazard Ranking System (HRS) with respect to the process of having a site listed on the National Priorities List (NPL).

h. Explain the Underground Storage Tank (UST) program under RCRA.

You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations

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