New Hampshire to Adopt Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule March 20, 2024


To date, the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule has been fully adopted by 39 states and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. This EPA-issued rule finalizes a necessary update to hazardous waste generator regulations, making the rules easier to interpret, ensuring compliance, and providing flexibility on how hazardous waste is managed.

Clean Earth continues to track the implementation of the rule to keep states in-the-know about the Final Rule Effective dates.

Anticipated rulemaking before July 1, 2022

  • Montana: The rulemaking is complete and was put into effect May 14, 2022.
  • Washington D.C.: The rule is in the post public comment period (Adopting by Reference). The rule is to go into effect early summer 2022.

Anticipated rulemaking after July 1, 2022

  • California: The rule is currently being drafted (non-substantive rulemaking inapplicable) and the proposed publish date is November 2022. Public hearing dates and comment periods will occur in December 2022 or January 2023. The rule is to go into effect in early 2023.
  • New Hampshire: The rule is being issued in 2 parts; Part 2 is undergoing internal discussions. The proposed publish date along with public hearing dates, comment periods and meeting notices will occur in October 2023. Part 2 of the rule is to go into effect on March 20, 2024.

With numerous fully permitted RCRA TSDFs strategically located to provide service across the United States, Clean Earth’s hazardous waste disposal expertise and technical capabilities allows our team to process a wide variety of hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams across multiple industries. 


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