RCRA, like most federal environmental legislation, encourages states to develop their own hazardous waste programs as an alternative to direct implementation of the federal program. At the inception of RCRA, Congress envisioned that a successful national program would be put in place through joint action of the federal and state governments—U.S. EPA would set national goals and standards based on the Agency's technical expertise, and the states would be responsible for implementing those policies.
Because its hazardous waste regulations are developed in stages, over time, U.S. EPA has a phased approach for approving state programs. Each state must either adopt the new regulations or upgrade those elements of its program that do not meet federal standards. The authorization process is often long and cumbersome. U.S. EPA has developed streamlined procedures for these state revisions to make the process quicker and more efficient. These procedures help reduce the amount of resources needed for preparing and processing authorization applications and speed up state implementation of additional parts of the RCRA program.
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