Governing Law and Regulations
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Solid and Hazardous Waste Division
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Wyoming incorporates by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Wyoming as of May 3, 2019, which includes standards that allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each type of generator. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for more specific information on how generators may accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit.
· Administration and enforcement. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Solid and Hazardous Waste Division administers and enforces the accumulation time regulations in Wyoming.