20 States Have Adopted Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule


JANUARY 8, 2019

With implementation official for Illinois and New Mexico, 20 states have now adopted the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. As states and territories continue to analyze the rule, we are continuing to monitor the latest rulemaking activity.

Below is the most recent anticipated schedule of states and territories adopting the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule:

  • States Where the Rule is in Effect: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia
  • Anticipated Rulemaking by Early 2019: Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont and Washington
  • Anticipated Rulemaking in 2019: Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont and Wyoming
  • Not Yet Determined: Arkansas, California, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C.

Additionally, Indiana’s public hearing is Feb. 13, and the final rule will come in March. Washington is expected to adopt the rule Jan. 30 and push the rule into effect April 30.

For more information on the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, visit the EPA’s website for a list of frequently asked questions and answers.

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