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Current Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (VHWMR) effective March 15, 2013:

Recent changes to the VHWMR include adoption of new federal RCRA regulations required for Vermont’s hazardous waste program to maintain its EPA-authorized status; adoption of the federal Academic Labs rule to replace the expired University Labs XL rule (applicable to UVM); addition of new standards for facilities that aggregate and temporarily store waste fuels received from off-site for subsequent reclamation/reuse; substitution of current small quantity generator emergency response procedures with equally protective but simpler standards; and clarification that used oil fuel meeting quality specifications is subject to limited regulation under the Subchapter 8 used oil management standards.

VHWMR effective March 15, 2013 (one file) (1 MB) (*PDF)

Summary of recent changes to the VHWMR (*PDF)
Response to Comments on new VHWMR (*PDF)

2013 VHWMR by subchapter:

COVER (1 page) (*PDF)

SUBCHAPTER 1: General Provisions (26 pages) (*PDF)
SUBCHAPTER 2Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste (33 pages) (*PDF)
Requirements for Generators of Hazardous Waste (26 pages) (*PDF)
SUBCHAPTER 4: Requirements for Transporters of Hazardous Waste (10 pages) (*PDF)
SUBCHAPTER 5: Requirements for Hazardous waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (17 pages) (*PDF)
Standards for Hazardous Waste that are Recycled (4 pages) (*PDF)
Manifest, Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements (16 pages) (*PDF)
Used Oil Management Standards (19 pages) (*PDF)
Universal Waste Management Standards (21 pages) (*PDF)

2013 VHWMR Appendices:
Appendix I Hazardous Wastes from Specific Sources (8 pages) (*PDF)
Appendix II Hazardous Constituents (21 pages) (*PDF)
Appendix III Hazardous Wastes which are Discarded Commercial Chemical Products or Off-Specification Batches of Commercial Chemical Products or Spill Residues of Either (17 pages) (*PDF)
Appendix IV Acutely Hazardous Wastes (9 pages) (*PDF)
Appendix V Manifest Instructions (10 pages) (*PDF)
Appendix VI Vermont Tax Codes (2 pages) (*PDF)
Appendix VII Examples of Potentially Incompatible Waste (3 pages) (*PDF)
Appendix VIII Reserved (1 page) (*PDF)
Appendix IX Basis for Listing Hazardous Waste (7 pages) (*PDF)


Do you have comments or suggestions for improving the VHWMR or how they are implemented? Let us know!

Contact a Hazardous Waste Program staff member directly by phone or email for questions concerning the hazardous waste program


Superseded Versions of the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations:

VHWMR effective October 15, 2006 (one file) (1MB) (*PDF)

VHWMR effective October 1, 2004 (one file)(1MB) (*PDF)
VHWMR effective March 15, 2001 (one file)(507KB) (*PDF)
VHWMR effective March 28, 2000 (one file(577) (*PDF)
VHWMR effective September 30, 1998 (one file)(2.3 MB) (*PDF)
VHWMR effective August 15, 1991 (one file)(13 MB) (*PDF)


Exemption Procedure for Recycling/reuse of Hazardous Waste (3/2013)

Aerosol Can Disposal Management Procedure (*PDF)

Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations:

40 CFR Parts 260-265
40 CFR Parts 266-299

Vermont Waste Management Statutes:

The Vermont Waste Management Act on the Vermont Statutes Online website.


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Updated: February 2015



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