South Dakota completes rulemaking on Aerosols as Universal Waste Rule

Written on: October 4, 2023 by SprayTM

Per a report by Clean Earth, the State of South Dakota has completed its rulemaking on the Aerosols as Universal Waste Rule.

For more than 20 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Universal Waste Program has dedicated its efforts to create streamlined regulations for hazardous waste management. From 1995 to 2018, five waste streams were added to the program: aerosol cans, batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment and lamps. Known as the Aerosols as Universal Waste Rule, adding aerosol cans aids generators by easing regulatory burdens.

As the States work to advance their engagement in the Universal Waste Program by adopting this rule, Clean Earth tracks and reports each State’s status of the rule. The final rule went into effect in South Dakota on Aug. 28.