The Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) has the responsibility for national implementation and oversight of the hazardous waste program authorized by Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). In most cases, States serve as primary implementers of the program in lieu of the Federal government. However, in some States1, and for certain aspects of the program, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) retains all, or some, program implementation responsibility. In addition, ORCR provides national oversight of the program and supports reporting on national program accomplishments.
1The term 'State' includes the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Navajo Nation, the Trust Territories, Northern Marianas, and the Virgin Islands, in addition to the 50 United States.