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Where is the Academic Labs Rule in Effect?

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The map shows the states that have become authorized for the Academic Labs Rule.

map Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Washington, DC Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachussets Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Puerto Rico Virgin Islands American Samoa Northern Mariana Islands Guam

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Links to State Regulations

Note: Links to each state environmental regulating program are also given since state regulations were not found or available for every state that has adopted or is authorized for the Academic Laboratories Hazardous Waste Regulations. You may need to search within the state site. These state links exit EPA. Exit EPA

State Environmental Program Link to State Regulations Adopted the Rule Authorized for the Rule
Federal Tribes (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by appropriate EPA Region
Alabama Regulations (PDF) (1072 pp, 337MB) Yes No
Alaska (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 10
American Samoa (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 9
Arizona   No No
Arkansas Regulations (PDF) (827 pp, 30.3MB) Yes No
California   No No
Colorado   No No
Connecticut   No No
State Environmental Program Link to State Regulations Adopted the Rule Authorized for the Rule
Delaware   No No
District of Columbia   No No
Florida Regulations (PDF) (38 pp, 188K) Yes No
Georgia Regulations (PDF) (1 pg, 73K) Yes No
Guam   No No
Hawaii   No No
Idaho Regulations (PDF) (12 pp, 113K)
Yes Yes
Illinois Regulations Yes No
State Environmental Program Link to State Regulations Adopted the Rule Authorized for the Rule
Indiana Regulations (PDF) (2 pp, 12K) Yes No
Iowa (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 7
Kansas   No No
Kentucky   No No
Louisiana   No No
Maine   No No
Maryland   No No
State Environmental Program Link to State Regulations Adopted the Rule Authorized for the Rule
Massachusetts   No No
Michigan   No No
Minnesota   No No
Mississippi Yes No
Missouri Regulations (PDF) (6 pp, 69.20k) Yes No
Montana Pending Yes No
Nebraska   No No
State Environmental Program Link to State Regulations Adopted the Rule Authorized for the Rule
Nevada   No No
New Hampshire   No No
New Jersey Regulations (PDF) (161 pp, 684K) Yes No
New Mexico   No No
New York   No No
North Carolina Regulations Yes No
North Dakota   No No
Northern Mariana Islands (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 9
State Environmental Program Link to State Regulations Adopted the Rule Authorized for the Rule
Ohio Regulations Yes No
Oklahoma Regulations (PDF) (28 pp, 73.77k) Yes Yes
Oregon   No No
Pennsylvania Regulations Yes No
Puerto Rico (uses Federal Regulations and Puerto Rico Regulations) No No
Rhode Island   No No
South Carolina   No No
South Dakota Regulations Yes No
State Environmental Program Link to State Regulations Adopted the Rule Authorized for the Rule
Tennessee   No No
Texas Regulations Yes No
U.S. Virgin Islands (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 2
Utah Regulations Yes No
Vermont Regulations (PDF) (27 pp, 88 KB)
see Section 7-109(b)(4) on page 1-24
Yes No
Virginia Virginia Register of Regulations Yes No
Washington   No No
West Virginia West Virginia's Regulations Yes No
Wisconsin   No No
Wyoming   No No

adoptions/authorization status as of: April 15, 2013

The above links may not be the most current.

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Why Revisions to the Academic Laboratories Hazardous Waste Regulations Are Different in Some States

Like in most federal environmental legislation, EPA encourages states to develop and run their own hazardous waste programs as an alternative to direct EPA management.

The Academic Laboratories final rule went into effect immediately in states, territories, and tribes that are not RCRA-authorized, including Iowa and Alaska.  State adoption of the Academic Laboratories final rule is strongly encouraged.

If you would like to suggest updates to the page, please send your comments to Jessica Young (young.jessica@epa.gov).

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