November 28, 2016: (FR) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a final rule regarding revisions to the hazardous waste generator regulatory program that was proposed by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act in 2015.
The approved revisions include reorganization to the hazardous waste generator regulations to make it more user friendly, providing a better understanding of how the program works, allowing greater flexibility for these generators to manage hazardous waste in a more cost effective manner, addressing gaps in current regulations in an effort to strengthen environmental protection, and removing obsolete references to programs that no longer exist.
The final rule will be effective as of May 30, 2017.

EPA-HQ-RCRA-2012-0121; FRL 9947-26-OLEM