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Where is the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule in Effect?

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On November 28, 2016, EPA issued a rule that finalizes a much-needed update to the hazardous waste generator regulations to make the rules easier to understand, facilitate better compliance, provide greater flexibility in how hazardous waste is managed and close important gaps in the regulations. This map shows the states where the Generator Improvements final rule is in effect.

US Map showing waste improvement rules in each state

Last updated on May 13, 2019

Links to Generator Improvements State Regulations

Note: In the event that a link to state regulations is not found or available, search for the state environmental regulatory program's website in our list of hazardous waste programs Web page. You may need to search within the state website to find more information about the generator improvements final rule. The state links below all Exit EPA.

State or Territory Link to State Regulations Adopted the Rule Authorized for the Rule
Federal Tribes (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by appropriate EPA Region
Alabama Regulations (PDF) (1142 pp, 3.77 M, About PDF) Yes No
Alaska (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 10
American Samoa (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 9
Arizona Stakeholder engagement web page Yes No
Arkansas   No No
California   No No
Colorado Regulations Yes No
Connecticut   No No
Delaware   No No
District of Columbia   No No
Florida Regulations Yes Yes
Georgia Regulations (1 pp, 212 K, About PDF) Yes Yes
Guam   No No
Hawaii Regulations Yes No
Idaho Hazardous Waste web page Yes No
Illinois Regulations (120 pp, 538 KB, About PDF) Yes No
Indiana   No No
Iowa (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 7
Kansas   No No
Kentucky Regulations Yes Yes
Louisiana   No No
Maine   No No
Maryland   No No
Massachusetts   No No
Michigan   No No
Minnesota    No No
Mississippi Regulations Yes No
Missouri   No No
Montana   No No
Nebraska   No No
Nevada   No No
New Hampshire   No No
New Jersey   Yes No
New Mexico  Regulations(PDF)(11 pp, 159 K, About PDF) Yes 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
Ohio    No No
Oklahoma Regulations (PDF)(31 pp, 258 K, About PDF) Yes No
Oregon   No No
Pennsylvania    Yes No
Puerto Rico (uses Federal Regulations) No No
Rhode Island   No No
South Carolina    No No
South Dakota   No No
Tennessee    No No
Texas    No No
U.S. Virgin Islands (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 2
Utah Regulations (241 pp, 1,895 K, About PDF) Yes No
Vermont    No No
Virginia Regulations Yes No
Washington Regulations Yes No
West Virginia Regulations Yes No
Wisconsin    No No
Wyoming    No No

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