Frequent Questions

How will the Hazardous Waste Combustion Emission Standards Rule or the Waste Minimization National Plan impact state programs?

Given the diverse and proactive stance that many States and industries have already taken, EPA has made the Plan flexible so that both States and industry can continue their positive efforts. This Plan will build on existing State requirements and States will play a key role in any meaningful implementation. At the same time, EPA intends for this Plan to encourage those states and industries that have not already begun to explore avenues for achieving source reduction and environmentally sound recycling to do so. EPA has supported a number of State initiatives through grants that relate specifically to the goals of the National Plan.

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