Generator Improvements Rule Update December 2019


DECEMBER 10, 2019

There was not a significant amount of changes this past month regarding Generator Improvements Rule. Below are the most recent updates. We will continue to monitor activity and keep you posted with the most up-to-date information available.

States Where the Rule is in Effect

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire (partially in effect), New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming

Anticipated Rule-making in 2019


Anticipated Rule-making in 2020, 2021 or Not Yet­ Determined

Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin

Specific Updates

Delaware is currently drafting their rule making and plans to publish in spring of 2020. District of Columbia looks to have rule published in December of 2019 with public hearing in early 2020 with a final rule effective date in the same year. Kansas is expecting to publish their proposed rule in 2021 along with public hearings and placing the final rule effective date  in 2022. Maine is still in the consideration phase with a plan to have proposed dates, hearings, and a final rule effective  in 2021. Maryland has a date in early of 2020 proposed for published rule and hearing dates with a final rule effective date in July of 2020. Michigan has set a final rule effective date of February 2020. Minnesota is currently adding to previously drafted rules, specific to Land-Related-Housekeeping Amendments with the proposed published date in January 2020 and an effective date in the summer of 2020.  Missouri is looking to have a proposed rule published in early 2020 with a public hearing set later in the year and an effective date of the rule in early 2021. New Hampshire is issuing their rules in 2 parts with Part 1 being complete and a proposal date of 2021 for part 2 along with the hearing. The rule effective date for Part 1 was set for 11/23/2019. Ohio is planning to have a proposed rule published in early 2020 along with a comment period in the same time frame, final effective rule date being in July of 2020. Oregon’s internal review will begin mid 2020 with no additional updates. Vermont has a plan for a proposed rule to be published along with hearings in spring of 2020 with an effective date of summer/fall 2020. Wisconsin is setting their rule effective date to be on June 1st of 2020.

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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