Regulatory Agencies for Hazardous Waste

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

  • Comprehensive, Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Department of Transportation (DOT):

  • Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety (PHMSA)

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA):

  • Controlled Substances Act (CSA)

Homeland Security (DHS):

  • Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

City of East Lansing Public Owned Treatment Works (POTW)

  • MSU maintains an agreement that chemical waste, including pharmaceutical waste will not be poured down any drains into the sanitary or storm sewer systems.