The EPA's Pharmaceutical Waste Rule (Also known as the Pharm Rule) took effect this past August. However, in most states, the rule must be adopted through state-level processes before it becomes effective. States are not required to adopt the Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine as it is considered less stringent. This makes keeping track of where the rule is effective confusing. To help, the RCC has developed two new tools to track key dates and information on state implementation.
The Pharm Rule tracking matrix will be available on the new RCC website, and include publication dates, public hearing dates, comment periods and meeting notices, changes to nicotine regulations, and variations between state and federal regulations. In the interim, we are publishing a pdf document of this information.
We have also developed an interactive map showing state rulemaking status and estimated adoption dates.