RCRA Improvements Rule: An Update and Discussion

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:59

On November 28, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final “Generator Improvements Rule” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). 81 Fed. Reg. 85732. The potential scope of the revised regulatory program is immense -- the changes will affect almost 700,000 facilities. The rule is the most comprehensive overhaul of the RCRA generator requirements in 30 years. Although the rule took effect on May 30, 2017, it is not effective in RCRA-authorized states until the states adopt the provisions.  Many states are doing so; an update on the rule thus is timely.  The rule is a hodgepodge of over 60 sweeping changes to the existing regulations and the inclusion of new requirements for generators of hazardous waste. The changes include a reorganization of the hazardous waste generator requirements to make them more user-friendly and thus easier for the regulated community to be in compliance. The changes also provide a better understanding of how the hazardous waste generator regulatory program works and address gaps in existing regulations that will bolster environmental protection. Additional flexibility for generators is also built into the changes. RCRA Improvements Rule:An Update and Discussion Wednesday, October 16, 20191:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) Register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6206364208148423948