Training Manual for Introduction to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act State Authorization

The "Introduction to State Authorization" training course that is available on this website was designed to teach practical skills needed to prepare and review state authorization applications. The purpose of the training was to help trainees to:

  • understand the need for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) state authorization;
  • learn the steps involved in authorization; and
  • become familiar with the tools to assist in preparing and reviewing authorization applications.

EPA has developed a new approach to authorization and new tools to assist in preparing authorization applicationsSince the publication of this training manual. As a result, certain portions of the training manual, especially the lesson on the attorney general's statement, have become outdated. The new approach restructures what states provide EPA in an authorization application for a set of state rules. For more information, see the Express Authorization page at this website.

You can view or download the original authorization training course. The course is broken down into five lessons that contain all the basic information necessary to understand the statutory and regulatory authority for state authorization and the process by which it is obtained. There are also several exercises to reinforce the lessons given.

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