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June 2024
Regulated Waste Updates

Stay up to date on the rulemaking status of the Universal Waste Aerosol Rule, Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements, and Pharmaceutical Rules.

APTIM tracks and reports rulemaking processes, draft regulations, and comment periods for the Universal Waste Aerosol Rule, Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements, and Pharmaceutical Rules in conjunction with our partner CleanEarth. The heat maps and summary tables below document the current status of these policies. 

Universal Waste Aerosol Rule

Effective February 7, 2020, these regulations allow for the management of hazardous aerosol can wastes under the universal waste portion of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste rules (40 CFR 273). The rule must be adopted in authorized states.

Universal Waste - Aerosol Rule Rulemaking Status - Heat Map/Matrix


Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements

Published in the Federal Registry November 28, 2016, the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule simplifies requirements for how hazardous waste is managed and closes important gaps in the regulations to improve compliance. States with changes from the previous edition are noted.

Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rulemaking Status - Heat Map/Matrix


Pharmaceutical Rule

Effective August 21, 2019, the regulations (Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine) establish and streamline standards for the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals for healthcare facilities and reverse distributors.

The primary change to the regulations was the addition of Subpart P (40 CFR 266)–Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals. However, modifications were also made to 40 CFR Parts 261, 262, 264, 265, 268, 270, and 273. These regulations focus on better serving the healthcare sector, eliminating sewering of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals, and better managing nicotine replacement therapies.

Pharmaceutical Rule Rulemaking Status - Heat Map/Matrix


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