On January 14, 2015, the Eastern District of Washington held that Cow Palace Dairy LLC is liable under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for storing, applying and managing manure in a way that poses a substantial and imminent endangerment to public health in violation of open dumping provisions.
ELI invites you to join a dynamic discussion on the definition of solid waste under RCRA. What are the confines or lack thereof for the definition of solid waste? Why can the same byproduct, in this case manure, be regulated waste in one case and unregulated fertilizer in a separate case? What does this case mean for RCRA practitioners, the regulated industry, non-profit advocacy and government regulation moving forward?
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