A RCRA permit is a legally binding document that establishes the waste management activities that a facility can conduct and the conditions under which it can conduct them. The permit outlines facility design and operation, lays out safety standards, and describes activities that the facility must perform, such as monitoring and reporting.

Permit Requirements

Permits typically require facilities to develop emergency plans, find insurance and financial backing, and train employees to handle hazards. Permits also can include facility-specific requirements such as ground-water monitoring.

Permitting Authority

The permitting agency has the authority to issue or deny permits and is responsible for monitoring the facility to ensure that it is complying with the conditions in the permit. According to RCRA and its regulations, a TSDF cannot operate without a permit, with a few exceptions.

Permit Modifications List

The current list of all approved permit modifications is available upon request by contacting Jerry Breed, Hazardous Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Program Manager, at (307) 777-5617 or

Click here to access Resouces on Public Participation in the Hazardous Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Processes.