Transportation activities, from project planning and development through operations and maintenance, are affected by a variety of requirements and initiatives related to the management, disposal, and recycling of wastes. These requirements and initiatives include:
- Federal and state hazardous and solid waste management and disposal requirements;
- Opportunities to recycle and reuse wastes from transportation as well as other operations; and
- Efforts to provide productive uses for property that has been or may be contaminated by hazardous substances.
This overview will describe the applicability of these requirements and concepts to transportation activities.