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1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
Amendment to 1965 Solid Waste Disposal Act

Promotes waste minimization

Established system for waste disposal in environmentally sound manner

For hazardous waste - requires "cradle to grave" management

For present and future waste sites (CERCLA covers past sites)
1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA)
Amendment to RCRA

Requires hazardous waste treatment prior to land disposal

Comprehensive underground storage tank (UST) program
1980 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
EPA compiles list of hazardous waste sites needing immediate response and cleanup action - NPL "National Priorities List"

Established Hazardous Substance Response Fund, known as "Superfund"
1986 Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA)
Contains "Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act" (EPCRA) - EPA authorized to compile industrial toxic releases in annual report called the Toxic Release Inventory, or TRI
1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
Amendment to 1965 Solid Waste Disposal Act

Promotes waste minimization

Established system for waste disposal in environmentally sound manner

For hazardous waste - requires "cradle to grave" management

For present and future waste sites (CERCLA covers past sites)
1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA)
Amendment to RCRA

Requires hazardous waste treatment prior to land disposal

Comprehensive underground storage tank (UST) program
1980 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
EPA compiles list of hazardous waste sites needing immediate response and cleanup action - NPL "National Priorities List"

Established Hazardous Substance Response Fund, known as "Superfund"
1986 Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA)
Contains "Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act" (EPCRA) - EPA authorized to compile industrial toxic releases in annual report called the Toxic Release Inventory, or TRI