Generator Improvements Rule Update August 2019

By: Matt Stewart

Below are the most recent movements for the Generator Improvement Rule with New Hampshire moving into anticipated rulemaking in 2019 and North Dakota pushing back to the second half of 2020. We will continue to monitor activity and keep you posted with the most up-to-date information available.

States Where the Rule is in Effect

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming

Anticipated Rulemaking in 2019

Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin

Anticipated Rulemaking in 2020, 2021 or Not Yet Determined

Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New York, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Vermont and Washington, D.C.

Indiana’s final adoption public hearing was August 14 with no news yet. New Hampshire is in internal discussions currently and are intending to issue rules in 2 parts. Part 1 comments are due September 6, 2019 and Part 2 due in 2020/2021. North Dakota has proposed publishing their rule in Fall 2019 with a final rule effective date mid-2020. Ohio is currently drafting their rule with a proposal of Late-2019. South Dakota is in Legislative Review with a final rule effective date of Fall 2019. Texas had comments due in early August and have not made any further announcements. Wisconsin is set to post a public comment period soon.

For more information on the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, visit the EPA’s website for a list of frequently asked questions and answers.

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