EPA Regional Programs


Sep. 30, 2018
Federal Facilities Compliance Alert: RCRA Non-Compliance at Federally-Owned Medical Facilities
Federally-owned hospitals, laboratories, and other medical facilities are located at federal facilities across the country. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has observed that many of these facilities have consistent and persistent compliance issues with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations. These compliance issues have resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties at federally-owned medical facilities over the years. EPA, in close collaboration with the states, is addressing this non-compliance through its full complement of compliance assurance tools, including inspections, enforcement, compliance assistance, and training. To help federally-owned medical facilities improve their compliance with the RCRA requirements, EPA is hosting a compliance assistance webinar focusing on the most common RCRA hazardous waste violations found at federally-owned and operated medical facilities. Read more ...

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