Our Mission: to enhance and promote effective State and Territorial programs and to affect relevant national policies for waste and materials management, environmentally sustainable practices, and environmental restoration.
State Concerns with the Process of Identifying Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) Applicable, or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements(2/28/2018) - Over the last five years, the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials’ (ASTSWMO) CERCLA and Brownfields (CaBS) ... Read More
(2/28/2018) - In order to educate ASTSWMO members and others about the economic benefits of recycling, the Sustainable Materials Management Task Force ... Read More
Waste Generation and Disposal: Awareness, Management, and Disposal Guidance for Solid Waste Containing Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM)(2/15/2018) - Radioactive material is found naturally in water, soils and rock. When this type of radioactive material is found in its ... Read More
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EPA Proposes Rule to Amend 2015 Final Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule
- March 15, 2018 Federal Register publication of the proposed rule.
- Written comments are due to EPA on or before April 30, 2018. EPA will hold a public hearing on the proposal on April 24, 2018 in the Washington, D.C. area. More information about the hearing will be posted in the EPA docket for the proposal and on EPA’s CCR website.
- March 1, 2018 EPA News Release about the Proposed CCR Rule
ASTSWMO was incorporated in 1974, and has maintained a full time office in Washington, DC, since 1980. The Association holds two general membership meetings each year, and a number of specialized roundtables, workshops or conferences for specific program areas of high interest. The Association also provides a steady flow of services and information to our members along program specific lines throughout the year. We work closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that our members are aware of the most current developments related to their programs and coordinate the work of our State regulators with that of their federal counterparts. The Association also represents the interests of our members in Washington, DC. While no single entity can speak for all State waste programs, the capability of consolidating similar views and ensuring that State managers have the opportunity to speak in unison on important waste management issues assists their ability to influence national decision-making. ASTSWMO's most important role is to assist States in learning from and working with other State peers. Within the Association it is an axiom that States learn best from other States in matters of program implementation, and ASTSWMO's collective efforts are all focused on making that happen.