EPA Submits Final Hazardous Waste Rule to White House

Date: June 14, 2016

Source: News Room

The US EPA has submitted its final hazardous waste generator improvements rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The final version includes changes to current Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations intended to improve compliance and effectiveness of the program. EPA made changes to the rule in response to concerns that the existing regulations do not fit all sectors.

The broad scope of the proposed changes drew mixed reactions from industry, with industry groups generally supporting EPA's objective to clarify and consolidate requirements but others including the American Chemistry Council, American Forest & Paper Association, among others who said in Dec. 23 comments that instead of clarifying existing regulations, the rule would "impose new burdensome requirements on hazardous waste generators."

To learn more, visit: www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/proposed-rule-hazardous-waste-generator-improvements.

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