nRCRA sought to encourage the states—through grants, technical assistance, and advice—to establish standards and provide for civil and criminal enforcement of state hazardous waste regulations.
nThe EPA sets minimum standards requiring the states to enact criminal penalties against any person who knowingly stores or transports any hazardous waste to an unpermitted facility, or who treats such waste
without a permit or makes false
representations to secure a permit.
nAll states have enacted statutes pursuant to the
criteria specified in RCRA.