The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was enacted by Congress in 1976, as an amendment to the 1965 Solid Waste Disposal Act. The goals of RCRA are to:
RCRA and Waste Management
RCRA covers a wide variety of programs dealing with waste management including a program involved in cleanup of improperly managed hazardous wastes referred to as RCRA Corrective Action. RCRA was amended by the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA), which include RCRA corrective action.