Looking At RCRA Liability Post-Closure Care Period

Law360, New York (November 12, 2014, 10:40 AM EST) -- Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste management regulatory program, the owner or operator of a closed hazardous wasteland disposal unit must perform post-closure care activities and provide financial assurance for the estimated costs of PCC. At the end of the 30-year post-closure period and termination of the financial assurance requirement, however, RCRA’s post-closure requirements are no longer applicable.

As closed landfills nationwide start reaching the end of their PCC periods, owners and operators are unsure what their regulatory obligations and liabilities will be for closed units after their periods end and they have been released from their financial assurance...

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