Where is the Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Final Rule in Effect?
On this page:
- Links to Solvent-Contaminated Wipe State Regulations or Policies
- Why Solvent-Contaminated Wipe Regulations are Different in Some States
This map shows the states where the Solvent-Contaminated Wipes final rule is in effect.
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|
|Connecticut||Regulations (PDF) (11 pp, 1.2 M)||Yes||No|
|District of Columbia||No||No|
|Indiana||Regulations (4 pp, 36 K)||Yes||No|
|Iowa||uses Federal Regulations||Administered by EPA Region 7|
|Louisana||Regulations (PDF) (7 pp, 264 K)||Yes||Yes|
|Maryland||Regulations (PDF) (2 pp, 208 K)||No||No|
|Mississippi||Regulations (PDF) (28 pp, 186 K)||Yes||No|
|Missouri||Regulations (PDF) (3 pp, 54 K)||Yes||No|
|New Hampshire||Regulations (PDF) (49 pp, 276 Kb)||Yes||No|
|New Jersey||Regulations (PDF) (161 pp, 684 K)||Yes||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|
|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|
|Tennessee||Regulations (PDF) (139 pp, 472 K)||Yes||No|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||(uses Federal Regulations)||Administered by EPA Region 2|
|Wisconsin||Policy (PDF) (3 pp, 142 K)||No||No|
|Wyoming||Regulations (PDF) (44 pp, 1.41 M)||Yes||No|
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.
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