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Table Noting Which States Have Hazardous Waste Generator Categories That Are the Same as the Federal Categories and Which Have Different Categories

EPA established basic hazardous waste management standards for businesses who produce hazardous waste and categorized these businesses based on the volume of hazardous waste produced in a calendar month. On the federal level, there are three generator categories:  very small, small and large quantity generators. 

Some states are authorized to establish generator categories that are different from those that federal EPA set up. To help current and potential hazardous waste generators follow the regulations in their state, below EPA lists the states that have regulations that differ from the federal regulations and which states have the same generator categories. EPA also lists links to rules or guidance for those states that have different regulations.

This list does not take into account differences in state accumulation limits, or generation rates for spill residues or contaminated media. Please check with your state for a complete list of requirements for hazardous waste generators. 

States with Hazardous Waste Generation Quantity Limits that are Different from Federal Limits

Table Noting Which States Have Hazardous Waste Generator Categories that Are the Same as the Federal Categories and Which Have Different Categories

State Same as federal regulations Different from federal regulations
Alabama  
Alaska  
Arizona  
Arkansas  
California   CA - Hazardous Waste Generators web pageExit
Colorado  
Connecticut  
Delaware  
District of Columbia   DC - Hazardous Waste Management Regulations Exit
Florida  
Georgia  
Hawaii  
Idaho  
Illinois  
Indiana  
Iowa  
Kansas   KS - HW Generator Handbook (PDF) (101 pp, revised April 16, 2014, 799 K, About PDFExit
Kentucky  
Louisiana  
Maine   ME – Handbook for Hazardous Waste Generators (PDF) (30 pp, 855 K, About PDFExit
Maryland   MD – Dept. of Environment Regulations Exit
Massachusetts   MA – Hazardous Waste Generator Status Exit
Michigan  
Minnesota   MN – Hazardous Waste Generator Size Exit
Mississippi  
Missouri  
Montana  
Nebraska  
Nevada  
New Hampshire   NH – Hazardous Waste Management Bureau Exit
New Jersey  
New Mexico  
New York  
North Carolina  
North Dakota  
Ohio  
Oklahoma  
Oregon  
Pennsylvania  
Rhode Island   RI – Rules for Hazardous Waste Management (PDF) (118 pp, 529 K, About PDFExit
South Carolina  
South Dakota  
Tennessee  
Texas  
Utah  
Vermont  
Virginia  
Washington   WA – Dangerous Waste Generator Status Exit
West Virginia  
Wisconsin  
Wyoming  

AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareWashington, DCFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming