Regulations, Statutes & Procedures

2021 Proposed Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations:

The Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (VHWMR) are in the process of being revised to incorporate new federal regulatory requirements and changes that Vermont’s hazardous waste program has found necessary through implementation of the current rule. Below are links to copies of the proposed rule, an annotated version of the proposed rule showing all changes made to the current VHWMR, and a summary of the more significant proposed changes.  

2021 Proposed Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (VHWMR)
2021 Annotated Proposed Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (VHWMR)
2021 Summary of Proposed Changes Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (VHWMR)

A public hearing to accept comment on the proposed VHWMR will be held on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 6 PM at the Pavilion Auditorium, 109 State Street, Montpelier. Written comments will be accepted through August 20th; please submit comments to Anna Bourakovsky ( 


Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (VHWMR), effective December 31, 2016:

                VHWMR Effective December 31, 2016 

2016 VHWMR Subchapters:

SUBCHAPTER 1: General Provisions
SUBCHAPTER 2: Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste
SUBCHAPTER 3: Requirements for Generators of Hazardous Waste
SUBCHAPTER 4: Requirements for Transporters of Hazardous Waste
SUBCHAPTER 5: Requirements for Hazardous waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities
SUBCHAPTER 6: Standards for Hazardous Waste that are Recycled
SUBCHAPTER 7: Manifest, Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
SUBCHAPTER 8: Used Oil Management Standards
SUBCHAPTER 9: Universal Waste Management Standards

          2016 VHWMR Appendices:

Appendix I: Hazardous Wastes from Specific Sources
Appendix II Hazardous Constituents
Appendix III: Hazardous Wastes which are Discarded Commercial Chemical Products or Off-Specification Batches of Commercial Chemical Products or Spill Residues of Either
Appendix IV: Acutely Hazardous Wastes
Appendix V: Instructions for Completing the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest and Continuation Sheet
Appendix VI: Vermont Tax Codes
Appendix VII: Examples of Potentially Incompatible Waste
Appendix VIII: Reserved
Appendix IX: Basis for Listing Hazardous Waste


Exemption Procedure for Recycling/reuse of Hazardous Waste
Aerosol Can Disposal Management Procedure
Wood Ash Management Procedure
Petition Proceedures for Listing and Delisting of Hazardous Waste

The Vermont Statutes:

Title 10: Conservation and Development-Chapter 159: Waste Management

Additional Regulatory Links:

Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations
Superseded Versions of the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations


Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Waste Management and Prevention Division

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