Where is the Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Final Rule in Effect?

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This map shows the states where the Solvent-Contaminated Wipes final rule is in effect.

US map showing which states have solvent-contaminated wipes rules

Links to Solvent-Contaminated Wipe State Regulations or Policies

Note: In the event that a link to state regulations is not found or available, a link to the state's environmental regulatory program is provided. You may need to search within the state site. These state links Exit EPA.

State Environmental Program Link to State Regulations or Policies Adopted the Rule Authorized for the Rule
Alabama Regulations (PDF) (1081 pp, 3.18 Mb) Yes No
Alaska (uses Federal Regualtions) Administered by EPA Region 10  
American Samoa Federal Regulations Administered by EPA Region 9  
Arizona Regulations (PDF) (42 pp, 448 Kb) Yes No
Arkansas Regulations PDF (856 pp, 10.39 Mb) Yes No
California   No No
Colorado   No No
Connecticut   No No
Delaware   No No
District of Columbia   No No
Florida Regulations Yes No
Georgia Regulations yes No
Guam   No No
Hawaii   No No
Idaho Regulations Yes No
Illinois   Yes No
Indiana Regulations (4 pp, 36 Kb) Yes No
Iowa uses Federal Regulations Administered by EPA Region 7  
Kansas   No No
Kentucky Policy No No
Louisana Regulations Yes No
Maine   No No
Maryland   No No
Massachusetts   No No
Michigan   No No
Minnesota   No No
Mississippi Regulations Yes No
Missouri Regulations (PDF) (3 pp, 54 Kb) Yes No
Montana Regulations Yes No
Nebraska Regulations Yes No
Nevada   No No
New Hampshire Regulations (PDF) (49 pp, 276 Kb) Yes No
New Jersey Regulations (PDF) (161 pp, 684 Kb) Yes No
New Mexico   No No
New York   No No
North Carolina Regulations (PDF) (21 pp, 201 Kb) Yes Yes
North Dakota   No No
Northern Mariana Islands (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 9  
Ohio Regulations (PDF) (34 pp, 96 Kb) Yes No
Oklahoma Regulations (PDF) (28 pp, 109 Kb) Yes No
Oregon   No No
Pennsylvania Regulations Yes No
Puerto Rico (uses Federal Regulations and Puerto Rico Regulations) No No
Rhode Island Regulations Yes (Reusables only) No
South Carolina Regulations (436 pp, 2.70 Mb) Yes No
South Dakota   No No
Tennessee Regulations (PDF) (139 pp, 472 Kb) Yes No
Texas Regulations Yes Yes
U.S. Virgin Islands (uses Federal Regulations) Administered by EPA Region 2  
Utah Regulations Yes No
Vermont   No No
Virginia Regulations Yes No
Washington Policy No No
West Virginia Regulations Yes No
Wisconsin Policy (PDF) (3 pp, 142 Kb) No No
Wyoming Regulations (PDF) (44 pp, 1.41 Mb) Yes No

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Why Solvent-Contaminated Wipe Regulations are Different in Some States

Like in most federal environmental legislation, EPA encourages states to develop and run their own hazardous waste programs as an alternative to direct EPA management.

  • State adoption of the 2013 Solvent-Contaminated Wipes final rule is optional because the rule is less stringent than the previous requirements under RCRA
  • States can create different standards but they have to be equivalent to the federal regulations (i.e., they must provide equivalent protection, cannot regulate fewer handlers, etc.)
  • States may adopt the entire rule or certain provisions.

The 2013 Solvent-Contaminated final rule went into effect immediately in states and territories that are not RCRA-authorized, including Iowa and Alaska.

If you would like to suggest updates to the page, please send your comments to Mary Beth Sheridan at sheridan.marybeth@epa.gov.

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