RCRA and Its Relationship to Other Environmental Statutes

RCRA is only one of several regulatory programs in place to protect the environment. The RCRA regulations work closely with other environmental statutes such as the Clean Air Act (CAA); Clean Water Act (CWA); the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA); the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA); the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA); the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA); and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

One statute in particular, the CERCLA, or Superfund, is closely tied to RCRA: both are designed to protect human health and the environment from the dangers of hazardous waste. While these programs are similar, they do have different regulatory focuses: RCRA regulates how wastes should be managed to avoid potential threats to human health and the environment; CERCLA focuses on actual releases, or substantial threats of a release in the environment of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant that present an imminent and substantial threat to human health.

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