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waste. It also provides a framework for managing non-hazardous
wastes. RCRA focuses only on active and future facilities.
DOE's Waste Management Program must answer to the State's
delegated authority under RCRA. The Division does not enforce
RCRA regulations, but it can and does document violations, which
are then dealt with by TDEC's Division of Solid Waste Management.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
NEPA is the basic national charter for protection of the environ-
ment. It establishes policy, sets goals, and provides means for carry-
ing out the policy. NEPA requires DOE and other federal agencies to
provide public officials and citizens with environmental information
for proposed federal actions that could affect the quality of the envi-
ronment. With regard to major decisions regarding CERCLA activi-
ties, DOE has incorporated "NEPA values," including public partici-
pation and broad assessment of possible impacts, into the CERCLA
Natural Resources Damage Assessment
The Division also participates in Natural Resources Damage
Assessment activities. Federal law authorizes this program, which
gives natural resource trustees at the state and federal level a means
of recovering environmental damages caused by releases from
CERCLA sites. Specifically, the program is intended to address dam-
ages that cannot be effectively corrected through cleanup.
Other laws applicable to Environmental Management at the ORR
include the following: Clean Air Act (1970); Clean Water Act (1977);
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (1986);
Federal Hazardous Substance Act (1966); Federal Facility
Compliance Act (1992); Safe Dam Act (1973); Safe Drinking Water
Act (1974); Solid Waste Disposal Act (1965); and Toxic Substances
Control Act (1976).
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