32 States Have Adopted Haz Waste Generator Improvements Rule


OCTOBER 21, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule provides a needed update to the hazardous waste generator regulations with the goal of simplifying hazardous waste management by allowing greater flexibility for how entities dispose of hazardous waste.

By closing a number of longstanding gaps in EPA regulations and making hazardous waste disposal regulations more easily understood, the EPA is enabling better compliance across businesses and industries when it comes to hazardous waste management.

The Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule is now in effect in 32 states and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. As more states continue working toward adopting the Final Rule in order to reach compliance, Clean Earth is tracking state-by-state implementation and timelines for public comment.

Arkansas and Ohio are the latest states to adopt the rule, while California’s adoption timeline has not yet been determined. Additional updates include:

  • Delaware: Anticipated rulemaking by Dec. 31, 2020
  • Washington, D.C.: Anticipated rulemaking after Dec. 31, 2020 with public comment in the second half of 2020
  • Oregon and Texas: Anticipated rulemaking after Dec. 31, 2020; Texas to have public comment in first half of 2021

Clean Earth delivers a comprehensive portfolio of environmentally responsible, flexible and cost-effective offerings to help customers with any hazardous waste management need. Every customer need is addressed with an expert staff, exceptional customer service, a firm commitment to compliance and state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure. 

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