News | June 22, 1999

EPA Offers the Chance to Speak Up about Recordkeeping Requirements

Now is your chance to let EPA know what you think about recordkeeping and reporting requirements for hazardous waste facilities under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The agency has some ideas to streamline record keeping and reporting requirements, and is looking for public comment.

These ideas are outlined in a Notice of Data Availability that will be published soon in the Federal Register. Some of the ideas proposed by EPA include: allowing electronic reporting and record keeping for all information that is kept by facilities and sent to EPA; reducing reporting requirements for generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities; lengthening the periods between facility self-inspections; streamlining personnel training in hazardous waste requirements; streamlining the land disposal restrictions notification, determination, and certification requirements; and reducing the amount of information in the Agency's National Biennial RCRA hazardous Waste Report.

Comments may be submitted electronically to, or by mail to: RCRA Information Center, EPA, Mail Code 5305G, Washington, DC 20460. For additional information call the RCRA Hotline at 1-800-424-9346 or 703-412-9810.