July 17, 2023

RCRA Public Participation Manual

RCRA permitted facilities have requirements to incorporate public participation during their permitting process and corrective action. In 2016, EPA published Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Public Participation Manual. This manual has five chapters, and each is summarized below.

Sometimes a permitted facility will need to make changes to its permit, requiring a permit modification. Permit modifications are broken into three classes, and the level of public participation required depends on the class of permit modification. Tables and flowcharts to assist permitted facilities with permit modifications are provided in the manual.

 


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This document addresses issues of a general nature related to the federal RCRA regulations. Persons evaluating specific circumstances dealing with the RCRA regulations should review state and local laws and regulations, which may be more stringent than federal requirements. In addition, the assistance of a qualified professional should be enlisted to address any site-specific circumstances.