Washington, D.C., and Minnesota to Adopt Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule in 2023
Hazardous waste can pose serious consequences for both human health and the environment if not handled and disposed of properly. Following feedback from the regulated community, states and other stakeholders, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has implemented a rule to strengthen regulations while providing flexibility to improve the management of hazardous waste.
Clean Earth is keeping track of the states that are adopting the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule to help generators comply with state and EPA regulations.
Anticipated Rule Making Before January 2024:
Washington, D.C.: The rule is undergoing legislative review (adopting by reference). The final rule is to go into effect in early 2023.
Minnesota: The rule is currently being amended. The proposed publish date, public hearing dates, comment periods and meeting notices will occur in May 2023. The amended rule is to go into effect in 2023. The existing rule remains in effect.
Anticipated Rule Making After January 2024:
Kansas and New York: The rule is currently being drafted. The final rule is expected to go into effect in 2024.
Maine, Nebraska and New Hampshire: The rule is undergoing legislative review. The final rule is expected to go into effect in 2024.
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