The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (HWGIR) on Oct. 28, 2016, and it was published in the Federal Register (FR) on Nov. 28, 2016.
The rule improves the entire hazardous waste generator program to strengthen environmental protection while ensuring businesses have the flexibility and certainty they need to successfully operate.
New rules go into effect in a state when the state adopts them into state law. When the EPA authorizes a state for a new rule, the Agency reviews the new state regulations subsequent to adoption to ensure they are equally as stringent as, or more stringent than the federal regulations. The EPA authorizes states through a final rule and can then enforce authorized state rules.
Clean Earth is tracking the latest HWGIR rulemaking updates for the states to show when and where the rule is effective, as well as interim steps such as public comment periods.
Clean Earth’s approach has always been to provide faster, smarter, greener solutions for clients and stakeholders. It’s no surprise that our company has found other innovative ways to recycle and reuse hazardous waste. We employ cutting-edge techniques to reduce environmental impact, such as capturing flammable liquids and blending them into a fuel source that cement kilns can use as a cleaner burning alternative to coal. Learn more about our nationwide hazardous waste disposal services here.
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