The Hazardous Waste Subcommittee is comprised of three Task Forces which discuss policy and technical aspects of the RCRA hazardous waste program, research specific program elements of interest to States, develop positions or recommendations, and provide expert comment on issues arising from the implementation of the RCRA program at the State level. Specific work activities focus on the areas of corrective action, permitting, compliance monitoring, enforcement and information management.
Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Task Force
Chair: Steve Simoes (VT)
The mission of the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement TF is to establish cooperative partnerships between the States, U.S. EPA headquarters and regions which promote consistent, effective and efficient hazardous waste enforcement and compliance assurance approaches nationwide; recognize and accommodate the perspectives of individual States; enhance State capabilities; and have compliance as an objective.
Corrective Action and Permitting Task Force
Chair: Robin Thomas (AZ)
The mission of the Corrective Action and Permitting TF is to coordinate State efforts in working with U.S. EPA to develop and implement comprehensive, manageable and efficient hazardous waste corrective action, closure and permitting regulations, procedures, policies, guidance and performance measures that ensure protection of human health and the environment.
Program Information Management Task Force
Chair: Valerie Kauffman (NV)
The mission of the Program Information Management TF is to enhance State and Territorial hazardous waste information management systems in support of the RCRA hazardous waste program as well as contribute to the development and establishment of national hazardous waste information management systems, policies, and system changes and improvements.