Washington State Adopts Haz Waste Generator Improvements Rule

By: Stericycle

With official approval in Washington state, 21 states and territories have now adopted the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, with 20 in effect. As areas continue to analyze the rule, we are continuing to monitor the 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, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia
  • Anticipated Rulemaking by Early 2019: Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont and Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming
  • Anticipated Rulemaking in 2019: Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee and Vermont
  • Not Yet Determined: Arkansas, California, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C.

Washington state adopted the rule on Jan. 30 and has an effective date of April 30. Arizona’s final rule will be considered by the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council in early February, and we anticipate a final rule effective later in February 2019.

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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