Hazardous Waste Regulations Are On the Way

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is adopting the new Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Generator Improvement Rule. https://www.in.gov/idem/ ; https://www.epa.gov/rcra/resource-conservation-and-recovery-act-rcra-overview

The new rule becomes effective later this year. This rule represents the most extensive update to hazardous waste regulations in over 30 years. It re-arranges how the regulations are organized and makes a number of important changes to the standards themselves. Included are requirements for hazardous waste containers in centralized storage areas. Markings for containers are required to say “Hazardous Waste” along with description of the waste. Several options are provided for the hazard description, such as specific words, Department of Transportation (DOT) labels, or Globally Harmonized System (GHS) pictograms.

Look for provisions of the new rule in upcoming blogs. Contact John Crawford at NEI to discuss how your facility can prepare for this significant regulatory change. https://neinow.com/

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