Standard approaches to waste disposal are generally regulated and managed by the?

EPA (The Environmental Protection Agency) is primarily responsible for regulating and managing standard approaches to waste disposal.

The EPA enforces laws like the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which governs the management of hazardous waste from its creation to its final disposal. In emergency situations involving hazardous waste, such as chemical spills or natural disasters impacting industrial sites, the EPA’s guidelines and regulations become crucial within the Incident Command System. This system ensures a coordinated response to environmental hazards, highlighting the EPA’s pivotal role in safeguarding public health and the environment.