Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule in Effect in Louisiana, Michigan


AUGUST 19, 2020

With decades of experience implementing the hazardous waste generator regulatory program and working with states and other stakeholders, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) noticed inconsistencies and a lack of flexibility in the regulations. In response, the EPA’s final Hazardous Waste Generator Rule was put into effect, providing needed flexibility, improvements of environmental protection and the addressment of gaps in existing regulations.

To maintain compliance with the final rule, hazardous waste generators are encouraged to monitor each state’s progress as they work toward adopting the rule.

State Updates

Louisiana and Michigan are the most recent states to adopt the rule.

The below states have anticipated rulemaking by Dec. 31, 2020:

  • Nebraska (public comment period open in the second half of 2020)
  • Tennessee

The below states have anticipated rulemaking after Dec. 31, 2020, with public comment period in the second half of 2020:

  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Texas

Clean Earth encourages any generator managing potentially hazardous waste to do so in accordance with the generator regulations as safety remains of the utmost concern. Our expertise in the industry and expansive technical capabilities have allowed us to process a wide variety of hazardous waste materials, prompting us to always look for innovative solutions for disposal and recycling.

Learn more about how we reduce the environmental impact of hazardous waste.

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