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  1. Assessment and control of pollution release from waste management : Current and developing US policy and regulations.

    Communication - En anglais

    Traduction en anglais : Waste stabilisation and environment : towards the definition of objectives for stabilization of industriel wastes by taking into account the potential impact on health and the environment.

    Stab & Env : stabilisation des déchets et environnement. Congrès. Lyon, FRA, 1999/04/13.

    Regulation and control of hazardous waste in the U.S. is administered at the national level by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA, or EPA), with support by the 50 states.

    The EPA develops national rules and regulations, under the authority of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

    RCRA requires the identification and control of wastes which, if improperly managed, may damage human health or the environment.

    The hazardous waste regulations establish rules to classify waste as hazardous (or not), and to require the proper storage, transportation, treatment, recycling, and final disposal of hazardous waste.

    Within the EPA, the national rules are developed by the Office of Solid Waste (OSW), with the help and cooperation of other EPA Offices, in particular the Office of Research and Development (ORD).

    The public is involved through scientific peer review and comment on the proposed program, and also through the legislature.

    The 50 states adopt laws and regulations as stringent as the national regulations (or at state discretion, more stringent), and perform day-to-day administration and enforcement of the regulations.

    Under the U.S. system, materials must first be identified as a waste to come under the autorithy of RCRA ; hazards from products are regulated under other laws.

    All discarded materials, including wastewaters, contaminated soils and debris, and most recyclables are classified as wastes. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Gestion déchet, Impact environnement, Pollution eau, Eau souterraine, Analyse risque, Prévention pollution, Législation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Waste management, Environment impact, Water pollution, Ground water, Risk analysis, Pollution prevention, Legislation

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    Cote : 99-0444249

    Code Inist : 001D16B01. Création : 22/03/2000.