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Subtitle A-General Provisions


SEC. 1001. This title (hereinafter in this title referred to as "this Act”), together with the following table of contents, may be cited as the “Solid Waste Disposal Act": (42 U.S.C. 6901)

Subtitle A-General Provisions
Sec. 1001. Short title and table of contents.
Sec. 1002. Congressional findings.
Sec. 1003. Objectives.
Sec. 1004. Definitions.
Sec. 1005. Governmental cooperation.
Sec. 1006. Application of Act and integration with other Acts.
Sec. 1007. Financial disclosure.
Sec. 1008. Solid waste management information and guidelines.

Subtitle B-Office of Solid Waste; Authorities of the Administrator
Sec. 2001. Office of Solid Waste and Interagency Coordinating Committee.
Sec. 2002. Authorities of Administrator.
Sec. 2003. Resource recovery and conservation panels.
Sec. 2004. Grants for discarded tire disposal.
Sec. 2005. Labeling of certain oil.
Sec. 2006. Annual report.
Sec. 2007. General authorization.
Sec. 2008. Office of Ombudsman.

Subtitle C–Hazardous Waste Management
Sec. 3001. Identification and listing of hazardous waste.
Sec. 3002. Standards applicable to generators of hazardous waste.
Sec. 3003. Standards applicable to transporters of hazardous waste.
Sec. 3004. Standards applicable to owners and operators of hazardous waste treat-

ment, storage, and disposal facilities.
Sec. 3005. Permits for treatment, storage, or disposal of hazardous waste.
Sec. 3006. Authorized State hazardous waste programs.
Sec. 3007. Inspections.
Sec. 3008. Federal enforcement.
Sec. 3009. Retention of State authority.
Sec. 3010. Effective date.
Sec. 3011. Authorization of assistance to States.
Sec. 3012. Hazardous waste site inventory.
Sec. 3013. Monitoring, analysis, and testing.
Sec. 3014. Restrictions on recycled oil.
Sec. 3015. Expansion during interim status.
Sec. 3016. Inventory of Federal Agency hazardous waste facilities.
Sec. 3017. Export of hazardous waste.

The Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6901-6991i) consists of title II of Public Law 89 272 and the amendments made by subsequent enactments. This Act is popularly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, after the short title of the law that extensively amended the Solid Waste Disposal Act in 1976 (P.L. 94-580).

Sec. 3018. Domestic sewage.
Sec. 3019. Exposure information and health assessments.
Sec. 3020. Interim control of hazardous waste injection.
Sec. 3021. Mixed waste inventory reports and plan.
Sec. 3022. Public vessels.
Sec. 3023. Federally owned treatment works.

Subtitle DState or Regional Solid Waste Plans
Sec. 4001. Objectives of subtitle.
Sec. 4002. Federal guidelines for plans.
Sec. 4003. Minimum requirements for approval of plans.
Sec. 4004. Criteria for sanitary landfills; sanitary landfills required for all disposal.
Sec. 4005. Upgrading of open dumps.
Sec. 4006. Procedure for development and implementation of State plan.
Sec. 4007. Approval of State plan; Federal assistance.
Sec. 4008. Federal assistance.
Sec. 4009. Rural communities assistance.
Sec. 4010. Adequacy of certain guidelines and criteria.

Subtitle E—Duties of the Secretary of Commerce in Resource and Recovery Sec. 5001. Functions. Sec. 5002. Development of specifications for secondary materials. Sec. 5003. Development of market for recovered materials. Sec. 5004. Technology promotion. Sec. 5005. Nondiscrimination requirement. Sec. 5006. Authorization of appropriations.

Subtitle F-Federal Responsibilities Sec. 6001. Application of Federal, State, and local law to Federal facilities. Sec. 6002. Federal procurement. Sec. 6003. Cooperation with Environmental Protection Agency. Sec. 6004. Applicability of solid waste disposal guidelines to executive agencies.

Subtitle G-Miscellaneous Provisions
Sec. 7001. Employee protection.
Sec. 7002. Citizen suits.
Sec. 7003. Imminent hazard.
Sec. 7004. Petition for regulations; public participation.
Sec. 7005. Separability.
Sec. 7006. Judicial review.
Sec. 7007. Grants or contracts for training projects.
Sec. 7008. Payments.
Sec. 7009. Labor standards.
Sec. 7010. Law enforcement authority.

Subtitle H–Research, Development, Demonstration, and Information
Sec. 8001. Research, demonstrations, training, and other activities.
Sec. 8002. Special studies; plans for research, development, and demonstrations.
Sec. 8003. Coordination, collection, and dissemination of information.
Sec. 8004. Full-scale demonstration facilities.
Sec. 8005. Special study and demonstration projects on recovery of useful energy

and materials. Sec. 8006. Grants for resource recovery systems and improved solid waste disposal

Sec. 8007. Authorization of appropriations.

Subtitle I-Regulation of Underground Storage Tanks
Sec. 9001. Definitions.
Sec. 9002. Notification.
Sec. 9003. Release detection, prevention, and correction regulations.
Sec. 9004. Approval of State programs.
Sec. 9005. Inspections, monitoring, and testing.
Sec. 9006. Federal enforcement.
Sec. 9007. Federal facilities.
Sec. 9008. State authority.
Sec. 9009. Study of underground storage tanks.

Sec. 9010. Authorization of appropriations.

Subtitle J—Demonstration Medical Waste Tracking Program
Sec. 11001. Scope of demonstration program for medical waste.
Sec. 11002. Listing of medical wastes.
Sec. 11003. Tracking of medical waste.
Sec. 11004. Inspections.
Sec. 11005. Enforcement.
Sec. 11006. Federal facilities.
Sec. 11007. Relationship to State law.
Sec. 11008. Report to Congress.
Sec. 11009. Health impact report.
Sec. 11010. General provisions.
Sec. 11011. Effective date.
Sec. 11012. Authorization of appropriations.

CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS SEC. 1002. (a) SOLID WASTE.—The Congress finds with respect to solid waste

(1) that the continuing technological progress and improvement in methods of manufacture, packaging, and marketing of consumer products has resulted in an ever-mounting increase, and in a change in the characteristics, of the mass material discarded by the purchaser of such products;

(2) that the economic and population growth of our Nation, and the improvements in the standard of living enjoyed by our population, have required increased industrial production to meet our needs, and have made necessary the demolition of old buildings, the construction of new buildings, and the provision of highways and other avenues of transportation, which, together with related industrial, commercial, and agricultural operations, have resulted in a rising tide of scrap, discarded, and waste materials;

(3) that the continuing concentration of our population in expanding metropolitan and other urban areas has presented these communities with serious financial, management, intergovernmental, and technical problems in the disposal of solid wastes resulting from the industrial, commercial, domestic, and other activities carried on in such areas;

(4) that while the collection and disposal of solid wastes should continue to be primarily the function of State, regional, and local agencies, the problems of waste disposal as set forth above have become a matter national in scope and in concern and necessitate Federal action through financial and technical assistance and leadership in the development, demonstration, and application of new and improved methods and processes to reduce the amount of waste and unsalvageable materials and to provide for proper and economical solid waste disposal practices.

(b) ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH.—The Congress finds with respect to the environment and health, that,

(1) although land is too valuable a national resource to be needlessly polluted by discarded materials, most solid waste is disposed of on land in open dumps and sanitary landfills;

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