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1995 National RCRA Hazardous Waste Biennial Report Data Files

he United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in cooperation with the States, biennially collects information regarding the generation, management, and final disposition of hazardous wastes regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA), as amended.

Collection, validation and verification of the Biennial Report (BR) data is the responsibility of RCRA authorized states. EPA does not modify the data reported by the states. Any questions regarding the information reported for a RCRA handler should be directed to the state agency responsible for the BR data collection.

The Biennial Reporting System (BRS) supports the national hazardous waste program commonly referred to as RCRA.

BRS is a national system that collects data on the generation, management and minimization or hazardous waste. BRS captures detailed data on the generation of hazardous waste from large quantity generators and data on waste management practices from treatment, storage and disposal facilities. These data are collected every other year and provide the ability to perform trend analysis.

The data are presented here in six (6) self-extracting (.EXE) compressed files. When decompressed, the files yield 30 individual, self-extracting files that in turn, yield one ASCII readme (.TXT) file, one Adobe Acrobat PDF file containing an Instruction Manual, and 28 Data files .

The data are organized in 28 non-delimited flat files presenting a relational representation of the data that is in third normal form with a few minor exceptions. Each flat file consists of fixed length records. The fields within each record are defined by their starting and ending column positions. More information on the structure and information contained in the flat files can be obtained by reading the README.TXT file.

A CD-ROM containing the 1995 BRS flat files is available from the National Technical Information Service at (703) 487-4650

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