Hawaii Adopts Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

By: Stericycle

As Hawaii becomes latest state to adopt the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule and as states and territories continue to analyze the rule, we are continuing to monitor their latest rulemaking activity.

Below is the most recent anticipated schedule of states and territories adopting the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule:

  • States Where the Rule is in Effect: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia
  • Anticipated Rulemaking by Fall 2018: Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas and Massachusetts
  • Anticipated Rulemaking in 2019: Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming
  • Not Yet Determined: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington, D.C.

Arizona, Indiana and Michigan anticipate publishing proposed rules in November. Illinois has submitted proposed rules to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for comment and anticipates final rules in November.

Additionally, South Carolina has extended its comment period until the end of November.

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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