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SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL ACT 1
TITLE II-SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL
Subtitle A-General Provisions
SHORT TITLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS
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
Subtitle B-Office of Solid Waste; Authorities of the Administrator
Subtitle C–Hazardous Waste Management
ment, storage, and disposal facilities.
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.
Subtitle DState or Regional Solid Waste Plans
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
Subtitle H–Research, Development, Demonstration, and Information
and materials. Sec. 8006. Grants for resource recovery systems and improved solid waste disposal
Subtitle I-Regulation of Underground Storage Tanks
Sec. 9010. Authorization of appropriations.
Subtitle J—Demonstration Medical Waste Tracking Program
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;