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Other Solid/Hazardous Waste Resources

PCRC State Regulations Locator. This unique on-line resource will help you locate points of contact in your state. The Locator also provides links to state regulations.

RCRAInfo Database. RCRA requires that generators, transporters, treaters, storers, and disposers of hazardous waste provide information concerning their activities to state environmental agencies. These hazardous waste data are contained in this database. You can search this database using any combination of facility name, geographic location, standard industrial classification, and chemicals.

Understanding the Hazardous Waste Rules. A Handbook for small businesses that is targeted to small quantity generators of hazardous wastes. The manual helps small businesses determine whether they generate hazardous waste and provides comprehensive information on how to comply with the federal hazardous waste regulations for small quantity generators. It explains how to obtain an EPA identification number, manage hazardous waste on site, ship hazardous waste off site, comply with land disposal restrictions, and conduct good housekeeping.

RCRA Hotline. This free service is operated by an EPA contractor. You can call with questions regarding Federal rules or ask for referrals to state agencies. You are not required to provide your name or company name. The number to call is 800-424-9346 (in the Washington DC area call 703-412-9810).

Small Business Ombudsman Clearinghouse/Hotline. Helps private citizens, small businesses, and smaller communities with questions on all program aspects within EPA.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Small Business Ombudsman (1230C)
401 M Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 800 368-5888
Fax: 703 305-6462

Department of Transportation (DOT) Hotline. Answers questions on matters related to DOT's hazardous materials transportation regulations.

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards (DOT)
Research and Special Programs Administration
400 7th Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20590-0001
Phone: 202 366-4488
Fax: 202 366-3753

RCRA Docket Information Center (RIC). Holds and provides public access to all regulatory materials on solid waste and distributes technical and non technical information on solid waste.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
RCRA Docket Information Center (5305)
401 M Street, SW.
Washington, DC 2046
0 Phone: 202 260-9327
Fax: 202 260-9327
E-mail: RCRA-Docket @


EPA Region 1
Waste Management Branch
JFK Federal Building
Boston, MA 02203-2211
617 573-5770
Library: 617 573-9687

EPA Region 2
Hazardous Waste Compliance Branch
290 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10007-1866
212 637-3000
Library: 212 637-3187

EPA Region 3
Hazardous Waste Management Division (3HW00)
841 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215 597-9800
Library: 215 597-6633

EPA Region 4
RCRA Branch
345 Courtland Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30365
404 347-3016
Library: 404 347-4216

EPA Region 5
RCRA Program Management Branch
77 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604
312 353-8510
Library: 312 353-2022

EPA Region 6
RCRA Programs Branch (6H-H)
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75202
214 665-6444
Library: 214 665-6424

EPA Region 7
RCRA Branch
726 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
913 551-7020
Library: 913 551-7241

EPA Region 8
Hazardous Waste Management Division
One Denver Place
999 18th Street, Suite 500 (8HWM)
Denver, CO 80202-2466
303 293-1603
Library: 303 293-1603 or 800 227-8917 (Within Region)

EPA Region 9
Hazardous Waste Management Division
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415 744-1730
Library: 415 744-1510

EPA Region 10
Waste Management Branch (HW-102)
1200 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206 553-1200
Library: 206 553-1289

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