Talk:Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

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Article structure, Content, External links[edit]

RCRA is a major U.S. environmental law, and the current article only touches on a few aspects of it. The article should have a structure that summarizes the major sections of the law (e.g. there are 10 subchapters), with appropriate bibliographic references, as well as cross-references to related laws & programs. The intro to the article should just provide an overview of the law--it's not the place to delve into details about regulations, etc.

Additional enhancements to the article should include implementation aspects such as regulations, technical standards, permits and enforcement. If these latter topics get sufficiently expanded they can be moved to separate articles.

External links should focus on principal & unique (& non-commercial) sources of info on the program (e.g. EPA & other federal agencies, state/local agencies, research websites, etc.). Thank you in advance for your contributions! Moreau1 (talk) 03:08, 21 November 2007 (UTC)


I think this could be complicated to rewrite in a manner that is both accurate and useful, because the common name for the law and the legal name for the law are different. The legal name remains unchanged - it is the Solid Waste Disposal Act (see Pub. L. 94–580, Title II, §  1001); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 is simply the name of the act that amended the SWDA. That said, the RCRA amendments were so comprehensive that even the U.S. EPA and most courts refer to the SWDA as RCRA. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2620:117:5021:72:0:0:0:D007 (talk) 19:23, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

definition of waste[edit]

this act sets the current definition of solid waste and multiple other terms for the us, and this article should mention that —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.147.34.239 (talk) 12:32, 4 October 2008 (UTC)