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Where is the Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Final Rule in Effect?

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This map shows the states where the Solvent-Contaminated Wipes final rule is in effect.

Map of United States showing which states have rules about solvent-contaminated wipes

Links to Solvent-Contaminated Wipe State Regulations or Policies

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 solvent-contaminated wipes. The state links below all Exit EPA.

State Environmental Program Link to State Regulations or Policies Adopted the Rule Authorized for the Rule
Alabama Regulations (PDF) (1081 pp, 3.18 M) Yes No
Alaska (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 10  
American Samoa Federal Regulations Administered by EPA Region 9  
Arizona Regulations (PDF) (42 pp, 448 K) Yes No
Arkansas Regulations (PDF) (856 pp, 10.39 M) Yes Yes
California   No No
Colorado   No No
Connecticut Regulations (PDF) (11 pp, 1.2 M) Yes No
Delaware   No No
District of Columbia   No No
Florida Regulations Yes No
Georgia Regulations yes No
Guam   No No
Hawaii   No No
Idaho Regulations Yes No
Illinois   Yes No
Indiana Regulations (4 pp, 36 K) Yes No
Iowa uses Federal Regulations Administered by EPA Region 7  
Kansas   No No
Kentucky Policy No No
Louisana Regulations (PDF) (7 pp, 264 K) Yes Yes
Maine   No No
Maryland Regulations (PDF) (2 pp, 208 K) No No
Massachusetts   No No

Statute (231 pp, 1.33 M, About PDF)
Solvent Contaminated Wipes Guidance Document (6 pp, 164 K, About PDF)

Yes No
Minnesota   No No
Mississippi Regulations (PDF) (28 pp, 186 K) Yes No
Missouri Regulations (PDF) (3 pp, 54 K) Yes No
Montana Regulations Yes No
Nebraska Regulations Yes Yes
Nevada   No No
New Hampshire Regulations (PDF) (49 pp, 276 Kb) Yes No
New Jersey Regulations (PDF) (161 pp, 684 K) Yes No
New Mexico   No No
New York Regulations No No
North Carolina Regulations (PDF) (21 pp, 201 K) Yes Yes
North Dakota Regulations (PDF) (801 pp, 4.3 M) No No
Northern Mariana Islands (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 9  
Ohio Regulations (PDF) (34 pp, 96 K) Yes No
Oklahoma Regulations (PDF) (28 pp, 109 K) Yes No
Oregon Regulations Yes No
Pennsylvania Regulations Yes No
Puerto Rico (uses Federal Regulations and Puerto Rico Regulations) No No
Rhode Island Regulations (PDF) (187 pp, 948 K) Yes (Reusables only) No
South Carolina Regulations (436 pp, 2.70 M) Yes No
South Dakota   No No
Tennessee Regulations (PDF) (139 pp, 472 K) Yes No
Texas Regulations Yes Yes
U.S. Virgin Islands (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 2  
Utah Regulations Yes No
Vermont   No No
Virginia Regulations Yes No
Washington Policy No No
West Virginia Regulations Yes No
Wisconsin Policy (PDF) (3 pp, 142 K) No No
Wyoming Regulations (PDF) (44 pp, 1.41 M) Yes No

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Why Solvent-Contaminated Wipe 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.

  • State adoption of the 2013 Solvent-Contaminated Wipes final rule is optional because the rule is less stringent than the previous requirements under RCRA
  • States can create different standards but they have to be equivalent to the federal regulations (i.e., they must provide equivalent protection, cannot regulate fewer handlers, etc.)
  • States may adopt the entire rule or certain provisions.

The 2013 Solvent-Contaminated final rule went into effect immediately in states and territories that are not RCRA-authorized, including Iowa and Alaska.

If you would like to suggest updates to the page, please send your comments to Mary Beth Sheridan at sheridan.marybeth@epa.gov.

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