Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rulemaking Status in US


JULY 20, 2020

The hazardous waste generator regulatory program was first put into effect in 1980, and the past 40 years have resulted in updates and improvements to the program to allow for more clarity, consistency and flexibility. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule amends hazardous waste regulations by allowing for that flexibility in how hazardous waste is handled and has made the regulations easier to understand.

In order to remain compliant, it’s important for hazardous waste generators to stay up-to-date on where the rule is in effect and when to expect adoption in each state. To provide updates on these changes, we’ll be monitoring the rule’s progress throughout the year.

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

  • Arkansas (public comment period open in the second half of 2020)
  • Louisiana
  • Nevada
  • Wisconsin

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

  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Minnesota

The rule is already in effect in North Dakota.

It’s important to be safe and remain compliant to these regulation updates. Clean Earth is committed to taking a dedicated, hands-on approach to ensuring its customers and stakeholders are aware of its smarter, greener solutions for handling hazardous waste. Learn more about how we put environmental values first.

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