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1.1.7
Appendices provide information on:
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landfill permit requirements
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solid waste management contracts
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regional U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices
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state solid waste agencies
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organizations involved in recycling
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estimation of waste generation rates.
A list of acronyms, a glossary, and a subject index are also included.
1.2  PURPOSE.  The purpose of the document is to provide technical
information for personnel responsible for managing solid waste on military
installations in the United States.  Installations outside of the United
States must abide by technical standards and practices of the host
jurisdiction to ensure that environmental protection requirements are
fulfilled.  These requirements are set forth in status of forces agreements,
treaties, and executive orders pertaining to U.S. activities overseas.  Good
sanitation practices are necessary at all locations regardless of regulatory
requirements.
1.3
SCOPE
1.3.1  Management and technical procedures are presented as guides that
will ensure:
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conservation of resources
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protection of the environment
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systematic collection of solid wastes
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efficient operation of disposal systems
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minimum expenditure of funds, personnel, equipment, and materials
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compliance with applicable regulations.
1.3.2  The sections discussing legal issues are guidelines only and based
on interpretation of regulatory requirements.  They are not intended to be
legal advice.
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