About Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG)

USWAG is responsible for addressing solid and hazardous waste issues on behalf of the utility industry. USWAG was formed in 1978, and is a trade association of over 130 utility operating companies, energy companies and industry associations, including the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the American Public Power Association (APPA), and the American Gas Association (AGA).

USWAG's core mission is to support the industry's efforts to comply with federal environmental regulations, protect the environment and serve its customers.  As part of that effort, USWAG engages in regulatory advocacy, regulatory analysis and compliance assistance, and information exchange pertaining to CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, and HMTA.  

The major policy-making body of USWAG is its Policy Committee, comprised of one representative from each member company. The Policy Committee approves the USWAG Budget and sets the general direction of USWAG's efforts. The Steering Committee, comprised of elected members from the Policy Committee, acts as an advisory group to the Policy Committee.