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Federal Register Notice: Final Rule Establishing Consolidated Permit Program Requirements Under Several Environmental Statutes

On May 19, 1980, EPA established consolidated permit program requirements governing the Hazardous Waste Management program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program and State Dredge or Fill ("404") programs under the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program under the Clean Air Act, for three primary purposes:

  1. To consolidate program requirements for the RCRA and UIC programs with those already established for the NPDES program.
  2. To establish requirements for State programs under the RCRA, UIC, and Section 404 programs.
  3. To consolidate permit issuance procedures for EPA-issued Prevention of Significant Deterioration permits under the Clean Air Act with those for the RCRA, UIC, and NPDES programs.
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