is a list of freeware that provides tools to help you comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and international waste management requirements. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and
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2007 Hazardous Waste Report Instructions and Forms
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and its amendments, sites that generate large quantities of RCRA hazardous waste and sites that treat, store, or dispose of such waste, are required to file a Hazardous Waste Report every two years.
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling (CEAM). The Multimedia, Multi-pathway, Multi-receptor Exposure and Risk Assessment (3MRA) technology provides the ability to conduct screening-level risk-based assessment of potential human and ecological health risks resulting from long term (chronic) exposure to HWIR chemicals released from land-based waste management units (WMUs) containing currently listed waste streams. The 3MRA system consists of a series of components within a system framework.
Chemical Waste in Higher Education
By University of Wisconsin-Madison. Resources related to the regulatory aspects of chemical waste management that present special problems to higher education. The information on the site ranges from the practical — such as how to manage RCRA generator status — to discussion of issues that the author hopes EPA will consider, and ask us for comments about, in future rulemakings.
GOV.UK Waste and Environmental Impact
By The Environment Agency. Information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including waste management plans, hazardous waste and preventing pollution.
By Practice Greenhealth
. Helps health care facilities with a plan of action for reducing waste. This environmental data tracking tool helps your facility understand how hundreds of thousands of waste disposal dollars are being spent and organizes information by each type of waste.
RCRA in Focus (RIF)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. RCRA in Focus is a series of PDF files providing an overview of the RCRA regulations affecting specific industry sectors (e.g., dry cleaning, leather manufacturing, motor freight and railroad transportation, photo processing, printing, textile manufacturing, and vehicle maintenance). Intended as a guide for small businesses, RIF presents the lifecycle of a typical waste for each industry and focuses on recycling and pollution prevention options. Each issue contains a hazardous waste table of RCRA requirements for small businesses and answers frequently asked questions.
RCRA Regulations and Standards
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste. Historical and current information about RCRA laws, regulations and policies.
RCRA Training Modules
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste. An archive of Call Center training modules that provide an overview of a specific regulatory topic under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). These modules are useful resources for people wishing to gain a general understanding of RCRA, but they are not comprehensive sources of regulatory information.
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste. Search hazardous waste data contained in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo) database. Data relates to the activities of generators, transporters, facilities that treat, store, and dispose of hazardous waste. RCRAInfo replaces the data recording and reporting abilities of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Information System (RCRIS) and the Biennial Reporting System (BRS).
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste. RCRAInfo is EPA's comprehensive information system, providing access to data supporting the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 and the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) of 1984. RCRAInfo replaces the data recording and reporting abilities of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Information System (RCRIS) and the Biennial Reporting System (BRS). Download the RCRAInfo flat files from the EPA publically accessible FTP server. These files also include a comprehensive web-enabled help module (RCRAInfo_Flat_File_WebHelp.zip) to explain the flat file specifications and data element values.
Report a Litterer App
By Texas Department of Transportation. The Donít Mess with Texas Report-A-Litterer App gives Texans a way to actively report litter and litterbugs on Texas roadways -- litterers get a letter reminding them to keep trash off the roadways. You can also view a real-time zoom-able map of Texas with all reports, including the dates and types of litter reported. The app is available for both iOS (Apple) and Android (Google) smartphone platforms.
By EPA Victoria. EPA Victoria's public litter reporting service was the first of its kind to be established in Australia. It enables members of the public to report people who throw litter from a Victorian-registered motor vehicle and those that litter are fined. Available as an iPhone app.
SW-846 Manual, Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Contains over 200 documents, including many different methods for the sampling and analysis of wastes.
By TrashOut.me. This app allows you to locate and report illegal dumps in your neighborhood, your city or anywhere else in the world. Available for iPhone, Android and Windows.
What You Can Do
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste. These resources will allow you to better understand the type, amount, and impact of wastes generated in your home and community, and what you can do to help reduce and better manage waste.
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