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Main Title Environmental Laws and Regulations Relating to Medical Waste Disposal.
Author Lee, C. C. ; Huffman, G. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Jan 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/283;
Stock Number PB92-217249
Additional Subjects Pollution laws ; Pollution regulations ; Waste disposal ; Land pollution abatement ; Hospital solid wastes ; United States ; State government ; US EPA ; Implementation ; Compliance ; Medical Wastes Tracking Act of 1988
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NTIS  PB92-217249 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/01/1993
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Abstract
In the United States, over the last ten years, the improper disposal of solid waste has manifested itself in the passage of a series of Federal and State-level control statutes of unprecendented scope and impact. At the Federal level, the statutes include three major environmental laws and three major amendments. The three major laws are: (1) the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976; (2) the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976; and (3) the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980. CERCLA is also known as Superfund. The three amendments are: (1) the Hazardous and Solid Waste Act (HSWA) of 1984; (2) the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986; and (3) the Medical Waste Tracking Act (MWTA) of 1988 (Lee, 9/89). The objective of the paper is to provide: (1) a summary of the MWTA and the EPA rules for implementing MWTA; (2) MWTA's relationship to both EPA and other Federal regulatory programs; and (3) a brief update of State regulations regarding medical waste disposal.