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The Hazardous Waste Management and Minimization Program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 has been developed by NRCA, D.C. Taylor Co. and Howard R. Green Engineering Co. to assist roofing contractors with regulatory compliance applicable to hazardous waste generated from roofing projects.
Click here to download a PDF version of the Hazardous Waste Management and Minimization Program (4 MB).
This guide provides a concise explanation of the federal regulations administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with respect to roofing materials that may be classified as hazardous waste. It also is a resource for roofing contractors to use in determining whether products they use are subject to federal environmental provisions. Contact addresses and telephone numbers are provided for regional EPA offices, state environmental agencies, and national and local spill-response agencies. Pertinent EPA forms to use in managing hazardous waste are included. Toolbox Talks have been developed and are included; they address specific hazardous waste issues confronting shop and field personnel within a roofing company.
If you have questions about this guide or the rules relating to hazardous waste management and minimization, please contact Cheryl Ambrose, NRCA's director of risk management, at 847-493-7502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.