Monday, November 16, 2015

Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule proposes an 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.

Two key provisions where EPA is proposing flexibility are:
1.Allowing a hazardous waste generator to avoid increased burden of a higher generator status when generating episodic waste provided the episodic waste is properly managed and
2.Allowing a conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) to send its hazardous waste to a large quantity generator under control of the same person.

In addition to proposing key flexibilities, the rule will enhance the safety of facilities, employees, and the general public by improving hazardous waste risk communication and ensuring that emergency management requirements meet today’s needs.

EPA is also proposing a number clarifications without increasing burden including a reorganization of the hazardous waste generator regulations so that all of the generator regulations are in one place

Recent Changes to Comment Period

This rule was finalized on October 28, 2016. Click here is review a summary of the final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement rule and information on which States and other areas will be affect immediately.

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