Are you a retailer operating in multiple states or planning to expand your operations to other states? If so, join us on Friday, April 20 for our free webinar State Variations in Hazardous Waste Regulations, where we dive deeper into hazardous waste regulations at both the federal and state levels.
Why Are There Variations Among the States?
At the federal level, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) governs the management of solid and hazardous waste, however, some states have more stringent requirements than the corresponding federal rules. This is because most states have approval from the federal government to apply state law, which includes all the RCRA requirements, but is sometimes more stringent than RCRA.
Let's look at California as an example. The federal rules with regards to determining if an unsalable product is a hazardous waste based on the toxicity characteristic, provide one single definition to follow. In stark contrast, California has 8 different definitions that need to be considered to determine if an unsalable product is a hazardous waste based on the toxicity characteristic!
What Can Retailers Do?
To better understand State Variations in Hazardous Waste Regulations, sign up for our FREE April webinar as we take a deep dive into U.S. hazardous waste regulations in retail, including important state differences and implementation of the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule.