Maryland, Massachusetts and Missouri to Adopt Aerosols as Universal Waste Rule
In February of 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added aerosols to the federal universal waste list. The less complicated requirements ultimately benefit the wide range of enterprises generating and managing aerosols by easing regulatory burdens and promoting the collection of these hazardous materials.
Clean Earth is following the rulemaking process in all 50 states to track when rules go into effect.
Anticipated Rulemaking in 2023
Maryland: The rule is currently being drafted. The proposed publish date, public hearing dates, comment periods and meeting notices will occur in Spring 2023. The final rule is to go into effect in September 2023.
Massachusetts: The rule is currently in the post public comment period. The proposed rule was published on January 4, 2023. Public hearing took place from January 30, 2023, to February 3, 2023, with the comment period ending on January 17, 2023. The final rule is to go into effect in 2023.
Anticipated Rulemaking in 2024:
Missouri: The rule is currently being drafted in the stakeholder review period. The proposed publish date, public hearing dates, comment periods and meeting notices will occur in Spring 2023. The final rule will go into effect in early 2024.
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