In case you missed it, the MDEQ has recently adopted a number of federal changes to the Part 111 Hazardous Waste rules, including Solvent wipes. On April 5, 2017, changes to Michigan’s hazardous waste rules became effective.
The DEQ indicates that the rule changes were needed to maintain Michigan’s federal authorization to administer the state's hazardous waste program, improve the overall clarity and quality of the rules and reduce the regulatory burdens on the regulated community by providing flexible requirements. The rule changes did not add new substantial regulatory requirements for managing hazardous waste, but instead provided new conditional exclusions and flexibilities for managing hazardous waste.
Some rule changes were made to the following topics:
Solvent‑contaminated wipes management
Definition of solid waste
Carbon dioxide streams in geologic sequestration activities
Establishing a framework for electronic manifesting (E-Manifest)
Export of cathode ray tubes
Revication of the comparable fuels and gasification rules
Disposal of coal combustion residuals from electric utilities
Hazardous waste identification and listing
Updates to information associated with items adopted by reference in the rules
The DEQ recently prepared a compliance guide for the Solvent contaminated wipes. The guide and information about all the changes can be found here.
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