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Title: Potential institutional conflicts in the implementation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and their impacts on the Department of Energy: background information

Abstract

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 is examined with respect to its implementation by EPA and its impacts on DOE. Generic implementation problems are identified, and implementation of the act is assessed from the perspectives of Congress, the EPA, the courts, and the states. The major findings of this study are: the short-term implementation scenario (1978--1983) is likely to be dominated by state and local political processes and regulatory activities; RCRA implementation is likely to be interpreted and guided by litigation; the resource and energy recovery aspects of RCRA (Subtitle E) are being ignored relative to the hazardous waste aspects of RCRA (Subtitle C); expanded public participation under RCRA is delaying the implementation of the act and may lead to increased litigation; and the long-term implementation scenario (after 1983) is difficult to project due to present uncertainty and necessary reauthorization by Congress in 1979. 30 references.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6041637
Report Number(s):
ORNL/OEPA-8
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; WASTE DISPOSAL; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; RESOURCE RECOVERY ACTS; COAL; COMMUNITIES; COMPLIANCE; ECONOMIC IMPACT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; IMPLEMENTATION; LEGISLATION; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; POLITICAL ASPECTS; SOCIAL IMPACT; STATE GOVERNMENT; US EPA; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; LAWS; MANAGEMENT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; POWER PLANTS; PUBLIC UTILITIES; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; 290400* - Energy Planning & Policy- Energy Resources; 293000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation; 290300 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety; 530200 - Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies- Assessment of Energy Technologies- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Carnes, S., Tevepaugh, C., Young, G., and DeVault, R.C. Potential institutional conflicts in the implementation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and their impacts on the Department of Energy: background information. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Carnes, S., Tevepaugh, C., Young, G., & DeVault, R.C. Potential institutional conflicts in the implementation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and their impacts on the Department of Energy: background information. United States.
Carnes, S., Tevepaugh, C., Young, G., and DeVault, R.C. Thu . "Potential institutional conflicts in the implementation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and their impacts on the Department of Energy: background information". United States.
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abstractNote = {The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 is examined with respect to its implementation by EPA and its impacts on DOE. Generic implementation problems are identified, and implementation of the act is assessed from the perspectives of Congress, the EPA, the courts, and the states. The major findings of this study are: the short-term implementation scenario (1978--1983) is likely to be dominated by state and local political processes and regulatory activities; RCRA implementation is likely to be interpreted and guided by litigation; the resource and energy recovery aspects of RCRA (Subtitle E) are being ignored relative to the hazardous waste aspects of RCRA (Subtitle C); expanded public participation under RCRA is delaying the implementation of the act and may lead to increased litigation; and the long-term implementation scenario (after 1983) is difficult to project due to present uncertainty and necessary reauthorization by Congress in 1979. 30 references.},
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