Minnesota and New Hampshire On Track to Adopt Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule


Since the 1980s, the hazardous waste regulatory program has governed generators, overseeing hazardous waste management. As they were initially formulated, the regulations consisted of discrepancies and limited adaptability, causing challenges for generators. In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responded by introducing the definitive Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule. This rule provides the necessary clarification and flexibility to accommodate the needs of generators.

To ensure compliance, hazardous waste generators must remain informed about the states where the rule is enforced. To facilitate this, Clean Earth provides monthly updates to update generators where the rule stands in each state.

Minnesota: The rule is being drafted and added to previously proposed rulemaking: Land-Related Housekeeping Amendments. The proposed publish date, public hearing dates, comment periods, and meeting notices will occur in December 2023. The final rule is set to go into effect in June 2024 if no hearing is required or in December 2024 if a hearing is required.

New Hampshire: The rule is currently being issued in two parts. Part 1 (Env-Hw300-800, 110, 1200) has been completed, while Part 2 is undergoing internal discussions. The proposed publish date, public hearing dates, comment periods and meeting notices for Part 2 are scheduled for Spring 2024. The final rule for Part 2 is set to go into effect in late 2024.

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