The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed a schedule to adopt the federal hazardous waste generator improvement rule into State hazardous waste regulations. This state rule also freezes the existing hazardous waste generator rules from May 29,2017 in place until North Carolina adopts the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule on March 1, 2018.
The EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule was finalized in 2016 and became effective in a few States in May 2017. However, the majority of States need to adopt the rule into their own State regulations in order for generators in their State to take advantage of the rule.
The EPA revision to RCRA rules is especially significant to Small Quantity generators (SQG) and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG). Click here for more information on the key changes under the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule.
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