Frequent Questions

What is the RCRA Corrective Action Program?

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) EPA requires the investigation and cleanup, or remediation, of the release of hazardous waste at RCRA facilities. This cleanup process is known as “corrective action.” EPA possesses several corrective action authorities to compel cleanup. Owners/operators of facilities where releases have occurred are required to clean up contamination caused by the mismanagement of wastes. EPA may approve a state’s or territory’s RCRA program to operate in lieu of EPA’s program. More program information is available on the Agency’s corrective action website. For enforcement information, visit EPA’s RCRA corrective action enforcement website.

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