Three more states recently adopted EPA’s major updates to the RCRA hazardous waste standards
into their State regulatory codes. The RCRA Generator Improvements Rule took effect in North Carolina
on March 1, 2018; in Alabama
on April 6, 2018; and in Virginia
on April 8, 2018.
By adopting the revised RCRA updates, these three states join New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Iowa, Utah, Georgia, and Kentucky as states in which the new rules are in effect now. Get reliable, up-to-date RCRA training when Lion presents the RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Workshop in a city near you. In July, catch the workshop in Williamsburg, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, Memphis and Little Rock. Find out what's new in RCRA as of May 30, 2017 here.
When Will My State Adopt the RCRA “Generator Improvements”?
EPA’s Generator Improvements Rule took effect on May 30, 2017. US states have 1 to 2 years from that date to adopt updates to the hazardous waste regulations. EPA has made available a list on its website with relatively up-to-date information regarding states’ plans to adopt the Generator Improvements Rule.
States must adopt the elements of the Final Rule that are more stringent
than current State rules or risk losing their authorization to run an independent hazardous waste program. States may or may not adopt new reliefs and exemptions added to the Federal RCRA regulations. Learn more about how states adopt new RCRA hazardous waste rules here.
Learn the New RCRA Rules
From stricter contingency planning and reporting responsibilities to updated container labeling rules, re-organized generator regulations, new reliefs, and more—find out what to expect when your state adopts EPA’s “Generator Improvements Rule.”
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