The purpose of this report is to describe the changing nature of RCRA hazardous waste permitting work.
This report demonstrates how adequate and effective state permitting programs are vital, not only for initial permits, but also throughout the permit term to enable necessary permit maintenance activities. Permit conditions that are developed when permits are initially issued frequently need to be revised during the permit term to address evolving facility conditions, for example, in response to business changes, as well as changes in applicable regulatory requirements.
This report highlights the workload associated with maintaining permits and why permit modifications are critical in order to enable improved business operations while maintaining protection of human health and the environment.You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Permit Modifications Report: Safeguarding the Environment in the Face of Changing Business Needs (PDF)(49 pp, 1 MB, January 2016, EPA530-R-15-001)
- Appendix One: Modification Types Based on Regulatory Descriptions (PDF)(12 pp, 614 K, January 2016, EPA530-R-15-001)
- Appendix Two: Permit Modification Data: Background and Details (PDF)(15 pp, 288 K, January 2016, EPA530-R-15-001)