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Final Rule Alert: EPA's RCRA Generator Improvements Rule

Posted on 11/28/2016 by Roger Marks

UPDATE 11/28/16: EPA’s RCRA hazardous waste Generator Improvements Rule was published in the Federal Register today, Monday, November 28, 2016. See the Final Rule here. 

The major changes in this Final Rule are effective May 30, 2017. Get up to speed with the biggest changes and make a plan to keep your site in compliance at the Generator Improvements Rule Webinar on December 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. ET! 

On Friday, October 28, US EPA officially finalized its long-awaited RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule.

The “new” RCRA regulations will have a major impact on the way your site manages and disposes of hazardous waste. Some of the updates create more stringent requirements for generators, while others provide new or additional relief from the RCRA regulations.

Arguably the two biggest changes in the finalized RCRA Generator Improvements Rule are:

  • A wholesale re-organizing and re-structuring of the hazardous waste generator rules in 40 CFR 262 to make the regulations easier to navigate and understand; and 
  • Providing relief for episodic events that may result in a change of generator status.  
Lion Members can log in here to read a more detailed breakdown of the updated RCRA requirements.

The complete list of changes in this RCRA Final Rule is massive; the Final Rule stretches over 300 pages. The RCRA Generator Improvements Rule is one of the most significant hazardous waste rulemakings promulgated since EPA added satellite accumulation options in 1984 and rules for small quantity generators in 1986.

The Final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, posted to the Federal Register on November 28, 2016, can be seen here. 

Learn the New RCRA Rules for 2017!  

The 2017 RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Workshop schedule is now available to help you stay in compliance with the big changes to RCRA that will affect your site. We're kicking off 2017 with January hazardous waste training workshops in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Orlando, Mobile, and Richmond.  

Meet EPA's annual RCRA hazardous waste training mandate at 40 CFR 262.17 [formerly 262.34(a)] and 265.16, and be ready when the new rule takes effect next year!

RCRA hazardous waste rulesLive RCRA Generator Improvements Webinar—Coming Soon!

Don't let new RCRA rules knock your site out of compliance.

Get up to speed with ALL the changes in EPA's RCRA Generator Improvements Rule when Lion presents a live, expert-led webinar on November 29! Additional sessions will follow. 

Available for only $99 for Lion Members, the webinar will help you prepare for the major update to RCRA, and answers questions from colleagues about what your site must do to stay in compliance. 

Learn more about the webinar here and sign up now to stay up to date on these significant changes to the RCRA hazardous waste requirements.
 

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