Generator Improvements Rule Update March 2020


MARCH 30, 2020


The EPA’s final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule revises hazardous waste generator regulations by making them easier to understand and providing greater flexibility in how hazardous waste is managed. This includes rules for improvements to environmental protection and labeling of hazardous waste.

It is critical for hazardous waste generators to be aware of where the rule is in effect, when it will come into effect in your state and the impacts to your organization, in order to remain compliant. To keep you up-to-date on changes, Stericycle’s experts provide regular updates on changes that can affect your organization.

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, Indiana, 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 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

California is currently in legislative review, withe the proposed rule date is not published. The Section 100 rule is being completed without formal rule making. No meetings had been held as no public comment is required for Section 100 Rule. The Final Rule Effective date is being looked at for April of 2020. Connecticut is currently in the drafting phase with a proposed partial rule date and public hearings and comments set for Fall of  2020. A final rule effective date is panned for early 2021. Massachusetts has had its internal discussions on hold for the time being. Michigan is currently in legislative review. Minnesota has a Proposed Rule Date published set for July of 2020 along with public hearings and comment periods. New York has pushed it’s public workshops until 3/31/2020. North Dakota is in legislative review with a board review that was set for 3/18/2020. Wisconsin’s Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy has been under review.

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