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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: Kristine Figur (CO)
The mission of the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Task Force is to establish cooperative partnerships between the States and Territories (States) and U.S. EPA to promote consistent, effective and efficient hazardous waste enforcement and compliance assurance, while recognizing and acknowledging the perspectives of individual States by:
- Enhancing State capabilities through training opportunities;
- Collaboration on policy and guidance resource development;
- Consolidation of State comments on regulation development; and
- Partnering with U.S. EPA to address emerging national hazardous waste concerns.
Corrective Action and Permitting Task Force
Chair: Ashby Scott (VA)
The mission of the Corrective Action and Permitting Task Force is to coordinate State and Territorial efforts in working with U.S. EPA to develop and implement comprehensive, manageable and efficient hazardous waste facility and corrective action permitting measures that ensure protection of human health and the environment.
Program Information Management Task Force
Chair: Michael Hurley (MA)
The mission of the Program Information Management Task Force is to establish effective partnerships between the States and Territories (States) and U.S. EPA to continue to improve a national hazardous waste information management system and procedures to be implemented to ensure the system functions effectively for the States, U.S. EPA, and the regulated user community.
Rulemaking and Authorization Task Force
Chair: Ellie Brown (OR)
The mission of the Rulemaking and Authorization Task Force is to provide support, guidance, and training to States and Territories (States) in the process of updating their hazardous waste rules and seeking authorization, as well as to identify areas where current processes can be improved or streamlined. This Task force acts as a “hub” for States to come to with issues, receive education, share information, and ensure consistency.