RCRA Facilities

Soil and/or groundwater cleanup under RCRA Corrective Action is conducted by the Hazardous Waste Permitting & Corrective Action group. There are two types of sites that are subject to RCRA Corrective Action:

1. Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities, commonly referred to as TSDs. These facilities have RCRA permits allowing the treatment, storage and/or disposal of hazardous wastes.

2. Interim Status Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities, commonly referred to as Interim Status Facilities. These facilities at one time applied for a RCRA treatment, storage and or disposal permit, but did not complete the permitting process. Although the permitting process was never completed, by applying for the permit, such facilities were allowed to conduct business as a Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facility operating under interim status.

Hazardous Waste Generators, usually referred to as Generators, are not subject to RCRA Corrective Action as defined in the 1984 HSWA. However, releases or potential releases from these sites are required to be properly investigated and if necessary remediated in accordance with other hazardous waste rules and regulations. Generators include all entities that generate a hazardous waste and include all very small, small, and large quantity generators.