Frequent Questions

What are the RCRA Cleanup Reforms?

Since 1984, EPA and authorized states have made considerable progress in implementing the Corrective Action requirements. Despite the progress made, states, environmental groups, other interested segments of the public, and the regulated community have raised concerns, including: slow progress in achieving cleanup or other environmental results; an emphasis on process and reports over actual work in the field; unrealistic, impractical or overly conservative cleanup goals; and lack of meaningful public participation. Because EPA agrees that significant improvements can be made, EPA is undertaking RCRA Cleanup Reforms which were announced in 1999 and 2001. The specific goals for these reform efforts include Faster, Focused and More Flexible Cleanups, and Fostering Creative Solutions.

For more information, see the RCRA Cleanup Reforms web page.
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