On May 30, 2017, the U.S. EPA final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (New Rule) goes into effect in states and territories without a RCRA-authorized hazardous waste program (Alaska, Iowa, the Indian Nations, and the territories Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands). RCRA-authorized states must adopt the more stringent provisions of the New Rule by July 1, 2019, at the latest.
Changes to the BLR federal regulatory analysis for this topic and others affected by the New Rule have been made and are online now. Changes to parallel state regulatory analyses will be made as states revise their regulations to comply with the New Rule. Until then, RCRA-authorized states will follow their current state hazardous waste regulations. See “Critical 2017/2018 Hazardous Waste Generator Information” in this national topic to see more state information.