The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws

Environmental Laws

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976

42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq.; 40 C.F.R. § 260.1 et seq., 40 C.F.R. § 148.1 et seq.

Regulates the generation, transportation, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste. Could be criminal penalties for improper disposal of hazardous substance by a student or an employee. 



RCRA Orientation Manual

EPA Hazardous Waste 

Lab Waste at Educational Institutions: EPA Page web page on RCRA

 RCRA online search: Letters, memos, etc. 



updated mlo 8-24-18