Minnesota to Adopt Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule in 2023

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In order to maintain compliance, it’s crucial that hazardous waste generators stay up-to-date on state and federal regulations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made improvements to the hazardous waste regulatory program put into effect in 1980. These improvements amend hazardous waste regulations by allowing for more flexibility in how hazardous waste is handled.

Currently, this rule or a similar rule is in effect in 40 states. Clean Earth plans to track and report the status of remaining states when it comes to adopting this rule.

Anticipated Rulemaking Before January 2023

Washington D.C.: The rule is undergoing legislative review and is to go into effect in Summer 2022.

Anticipated Rulemaking After January 2023

Minnesota: The rule is being drafted, adding to the previously proposed rulemaking. The proposed publish date, public hearing dates, comment periods and meeting notices are scheduled for December 2022. The rule is to go into effect in 2023.


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