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Environmental Law Alert: DEEP Proposes New Rule for Solvent Contaminated Wipes

February 7, 2017

CTDEEP announced a proposed amendment to Connecticut's hazardous waste regulations on Friday, Feb. 3rd. The proposed rule would reduce the cost of environmental compliance for Connecticut industry, especially small business, and bring state regulations regarding solvent wipes into closer alignment with the EPA rules. Currently, solvent contaminated wipes being disposed of must be managed as a hazardous waste, while solvent contaminated wipes that will be reused (e.g., after laundering) are, by policy, not subject to full regulation as a hazardous waste.

The amendment would conditionally exempt certain disposable and reusable wipes contaminated with solvents from regulation as hazardous waste provided certain conditions are followed. Those conditions include requirements for record keeping, closed containers, labeling accumulation time and no free liquids at the point of disposal.

Comments are due on or before March 6, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

To read the proposed regulation, please click here

Please contact any member of our Environmental group if you would like additional information.   


Pamela K. Elkow
(203) 252-2672; pelkow@carmodylaw.com

M. Anne Peters
(203) 575-2647; apeters@carmodylaw.com