EPA Finalizes AGC-supported Addition of Aerosol Cans to the Universal Waste Regulations

November 21, 2019

On Nov. 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an AGC-supported rule that expands universal waste regulations to include aerosol cans and streamlines the management of this waste. This measure should help construction firms maintain a lower-tier generator category, as aerosol cans are often the only hazardous waste stream produced on a construction site. This rule also promotes safe puncturing practices and recycling. EPA estimates it will reduce annual regulatory cost between $5.3 million to $47.8 million.

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