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Plain English Guide to Regulations
Solid/Hazardous Waste Management

Federal Laws and Regulations

This page contains links to summaries and full text versions of Federal laws and regulations for managing solid/hazardous wastes. Other sections of this plain language guide highlight important aspects of these laws and regulations as they relate to metal finishing facilities (use pull-down menu above). Also, it is important to point out that all states have solid/hazardous waste regulations and in many cases, these are different or more stringent than the Federal rules. Therefore, contact your state agency to determine exactly what requirements apply to your facility (Go to Envcap State Agency Locator).



The information contained in this site is provided for your review and convenience. It is not intended to provide legal advice with respect to any federal, state, or local regulation.
You should consult with legal counsel and appropriate authorities before interpreting any regulations or undertaking any specific course of action.

Please note that many of the regulatory discussions on STERC refer to federal regulations. In many cases, states or local governments have promulgated relevant rules and standards
that are different and/or more stringent than the federal regulations. Therefore, to assure full compliance, you should investigate and comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.