Three States Continue Toward HWGIR Adoption


The hazardous waste generator regulatory program was first put into effect in 1980, and the past 40 years have resulted in updates and improvements to the program to allow for more clarity, consistency and flexibility. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule amends hazardous waste regulations by allowing for that flexibility in how hazardous waste is handled and has made the regulations easier to understand. 

In order to remain compliant, it’s important for hazardous waste generators to stay up-to-date on where the rule is in effect and when to expect adoption in each state. To provide updates on these changes, we’ll be monitoring the rule’s progress throughout the year. 

State updates since last month include:

Anticipated rulemaking by December 2021

  • Missouri: Currently drafting the rule with the proposed rule to be published in fall 2021. Public comment will be in fall 2021 with stakeholder meetings during the summer. Final rule to go into effect in late 2021.

Anticipated rulemaking after December 2021

  • Montana: The rule is in an informal public comment period (intend to adopt by reference). The informal rule was published July 28, 2021, with the formal rule expected to publish and go into effect in 2022. Informal public comments due by August 31, 2021, with formal comments to be accepted in 2022.
  • Texas: The rule is currently in public comment period. Public hearing will be held on August 23, 2021, with comments due August 30, 2021. Final rule to go into effect on January 6, 2022.

It’s important to be safe and remain compliant to these regulation updates. Clean Earth is committed to taking a dedicated, hands-on approach to ensuring its customers and stakeholders are aware of its smarter, greener solutions for handling hazardous waste. Learn more about how we put environmental values first.

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