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Where is the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule in Effect?

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Map of Where the Final Rule is in Effect

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 which states have adopted the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements final rule and which states have been authorized by EPA to implement it. New rules go into effect in a state when a state adopts them into state law. When EPA authorizes a state for a new rule, EPA reviews the new state regulations subsequent to adoption to ensure they are equally as stringent as, or more stringent than the federal regulations. EPA authorizes states through a final rule and can then enforce authorized state rules. See the State Authorization page for further information about the State Authorization program.

HAWAII 2
NEW HAMPSHIRE 4
NORTH DAKOTA 2
NEBRASKA 4
IOWA 3
VERMONT 4
IDAHO 2
MAINE 4
WISCONSIN 2
COLORADO 2
MINNESOTA 4
UTAH 2
TENNESSEE 4
INDIANA 2
KANSAS 4
ALABAMA 2
MASSACHUSETTS 4
MISSOURI 4
SOUTH DAKOTA 2
ARKANSAS 2
FLORIDA 1
VIRGINIA 2
TEXAS 4
MARYLAND 4
MONTANA 4
OKLAHOMA 2
OREGON 4
SOUTH CAROLINA 2
WYOMING 2
CALIFORNIA 4
GEORGIA 1
KENTUCKY 1
RHODE ISLAND 4
ARIZONA 2
NORTH CAROLINA 1
WASHINGTON 2
CONNECTICUT 4
DELAWARE 2
LOUISIANA 2
MISSISSIPPI 2
NEW YORK 4
MICHIGAN 2
OHIO 2
PENNSYLVANIA 2
ILLINOIS 2
NEVADA 2
NEW JERSEY 2
WEST VIRGINIA 2
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 4
NEW MEXICO 2
ALASKA 3

Last updated on January 21, 2021

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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 Regulations Yes No
Arkansas Regulations Yes No
California   No No
Colorado Regulations Yes No
Connecticut   No No
Delaware  Regulations Yes 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 Regulations Yes No
Iowa (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 7
Kansas   No No
Kentucky Regulations Yes Yes
Louisiana Regulations Yes No
Maine   No No
Maryland   No No
Massachusetts   No No
Michigan Regulations Yes No
Minnesota    No No
Mississippi Regulations Yes No
Missouri   No No
Montana   No No
Nebraska   No No
Nevada Regulations Yes No
New Hampshire   No No
New Jersey Regulations 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  Regulations Yes No
Northern Mariana Islands (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 9
Ohio  Regulations Yes No
Oklahoma Regulations (PDF)(31 pp, 258 K, About PDF) Yes No
Oregon   No No
Pennsylvania  Regulations Yes No
Puerto Rico (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 2
Rhode Island   No No
South Carolina  Regulations Yes No
South Dakota Regulations Yes No
Tennessee    No No
Texas    No No
U.S. Virgin Islands (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 2
Utah Regulations Yes No
Vermont    No No
Virginia Regulations Yes No
Washington Regulations Yes No
West Virginia Regulations Yes No
Wisconsin   Regulations Yes No
Wyoming  Regulations (click on "Environmental Quality, Department of" to find the hazardous waste regulations) Yes No

If you would like to suggest updates to the page, please send your comments to Brian Knieser at knieser.brian@epa.gov.

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