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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AG70 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule 

This rule will make various changes to the hazardous waste generator regulatory program to improve its clarity and effectiveness. One improvement will consolidate all of the hazardous waste generator regulations, where appropriate, in part 262 of title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Another improvement will 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 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations, another improvement will allow generators to maintain their regulatory status even when an episodic event will have moved them into a higher regulatory status temporarily. This improvement will allow episodic generators to follow streamlined requirements that are fully protective of human health and the environment. This rule also provides flexibility to generators by allowing consolidation of waste from very small quantity generators at large quantity generators for bulk shipments for treatment or disposal.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
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
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/25/2015  80 FR 57917   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  11/05/2015  80 FR 68490   
Final Rule  11/28/2016  81 FR 85732   
Final Rule Effective  05/30/2017 
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:   Public Comment URL:  
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:
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

Marybeth Sheridan
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
Mail Code 5304P, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-4941
Fax:703 308-0522