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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AG70 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule 
Abstract:

This rule would make various changes to the hazardous waste generator regulatory program to improve its clarity and effectiveness. One improvement under consideration would consolidate all of the hazardous waste generator regulations, where appropriate, in part 262 of title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Another possible improvement would require small and large quantity generators to include additional information on container labels to better communicate risks associated with its contents. In order to provide generators with greater flexibility in complying with the RCRA regulations, another improvement under consideration would allow generators to maintain their regulatory status even when an episodic event would have moved them into a higher regulatory status temporarily. This improvement would allow episodic generators to follow streamlined requirements that are fully protective of human health and the environment.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 268    40 CFR 270    40 CFR 273    40 CFR 258    40 CFR 260 to 265   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6912    42 U.S.C. 6921    42 U.S.C. 6922    42 U.S.C. 6923    42 U.S.C. 6924    42 U.S.C. 6927    42 U.S.C. 6907    42 U.S.C. 6930   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/25/2015  80 FR 57917   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  11/05/2015  80 FR 68490   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/24/2015 
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  12/24/2015 
Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Final Rule Effective  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-RCRA-2012-0121. Includes retrospective review under Executive Order 13563
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: http://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators   Public Comment URL: http://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-RCRA-2012-0121  
Sectors Affected: 22 Utilities; 31-33 Manufacturing; 44-45 Retail Trade; 48-49 Transportation and Warehousing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jim O'Leary
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
5304P, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8827
Fax:703 308-0514
Email: oleary.jim@epa.gov

Kathy Lett
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
Mail Code 5304P, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 605-0761
Email: blanton.katherine@epa.gov