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State hazardous waste programs

Boyes v. Shell Oil Prods. Co.

The court holds that a district court abused its discretion by abstaining from hearing property owner's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) claims against two petroleum companies. The court first holds that Florida's...

Ashoff v. Ukiah, City of

The court holds that the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) does not authorize a citizen suit against a California city's solid waste disposal site for violation of RCRA authorized state regulations that are more stringent...

Is RCRA Enforceable by Citizen Suit in States With Authorized Hazardous Waste Programs?

Editors' Summary: RCRA allows EPA to authorize any state that has a qualified hazardous waste program to operate its program in lieu of the federal RCRA hazardous waste (subchapter III) program. When a state has received such...