Where is the Managing Hazardous Waste at Academic Laboratories Rule in Effect?
The 2008 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 2008 Academic Laboratories final rule is strongly encouraged. However, it is optional because the rule is neither more nor less stringent than the pre-existing regulations under RCRA.
To help academic laboratories follow the regulations in their state, both a map and an alphabetical list of states and U.S. territories are given below.
On this page:
Map of Where the Final Rule is in Effect
This map shows which states :
- have adopted the Academic Laboratories Rule,
- have been authorized by EPA to implement it,
- are states where EPA implements the rule, and
- are states that have neither adopted the rule, nor have been authorized 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.
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The chart below the map lists the state or U.S. territory, a link to the state's regulations if applicable, and whether the state has adopted or been authorized for the rule.
|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||Alabama Regulations (PDF) (1072 pp, 337 MB)||Yes||No|
|Alaska (uses Federal Regulations)||Administered by EPA Region 10|
|American Samoa (uses Federal Regulations)||Administered by EPA Region 9|
|Arkansas||Arkansas Regulations (PDF) (827 pp, 30 MB)||Yes||Yes|
|District of Columbia||District of Columbia Regulations||Yes||No|
|Florida||Florida Regulations (20 pp, 956 K)||Yes||Yes|
|Idaho||Idaho Regulations (PDF) (6 pp, 242 K)||Yes||Yes|
|Indiana||Indiana Regulations (PDF) (2 pp, 12 K)||Yes||Yes|
|Iowa (uses Federal Regulations)||Administered by EPA Region 7|
|Kentucky||Kentucky Regulations (PDF)(4 pp, 131 K, About PDF)||Yes||No|
|Michigan||Michigan Regulations (258 pp, 605 K)||Yes||Yes|
|New Jersey||New Jersey Regulations (see Title 7, Chapter 26G, Subchapter 6)||Yes||No|
|New Mexico||New Mexico Regulations||Yes||No|
|New York||New York Regulations||Yes||No|
|North Carolina||North Carolina Regulations||Yes||Yes|
|North Dakota||North Dakota Regulations||Yes||No|
|Northern Mariana Islands (uses Federal Regulations)||Administered by EPA Region 9|
|Oklahoma||Oklahoma Regulations (PDF) (28 pp, 74 K)||Yes||Yes|
|Puerto Rico (uses Federal Regulations and Puerto Rico Regulations)||Administered by EPA Region 2|
|South Carolina||South Carolina Regulations||Yes||No|
|South Dakota||South Dakota Regulations||Yes||Yes|
|U.S. Virgin Islands (uses Federal Regulations)||Administered by EPA Region 2|
|Vermont||Vermont Regulations (PDF) (27 pp, 88 K)
see Section 7-109(b)(4) on page 1-24
|West Virginia||West Virginia Regulations||Yes||No|
|Wyoming||Wyoming Regulations(click on "Environmental Quality, Department of" to find the hazardous waste regulations)||Yes||No|
Notes About Table:
- Adoptions and authorization status listed above are as of September 18, 2020.
- The above links may not be the most current.
- You may need to search within the state website.
- Links to all state programs can be found on the State Regulatory Programs page.
- If you would like to suggest updates to the page, please send your comments to Brian Knieser at firstname.lastname@example.org.