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.

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Recent News

  • The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Budget, submitted to Congress on March 28, 2022, includes a $11.881 billion request for EPA. According to the Statement by the EPA Administrator released on March 28, “The Budget makes historic investments to advance key priorities in the FY 2022-2026 EPA Strategic Plan, including tackling the climate crisis, advancing environmental justice, protecting air quality, upgrading the Nation’s aging water infrastructure, and rebuilding core functions at the Agency.” The proposed EPA FY 2023 budget, including a Budget in Brief, is available here. Click this link to the EPA news release with the Statement by the EPA Administrator.
  • EPA published its final FY 2022-2026 EPA Strategic Plan on March 28 to accompany EPA’s FY 2023 President’s Budget. The final plan, as well as a 5-page overview, can be found here.
  • The ASTSWMO Federal Facilities Subcommittee developed a new webpage, Training Resources for State Federal Facility Managers, to provide a compendium of available training resources and opportunities for ASTSWMO members responsible for overseeing environmental compliance and cleanups at federal facilities.


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Recent Publications

Planning for Resiliency and Sustainability in a Changing Climate (4/25/2022) - The ASTSWMO Investigation and Remedy Selection Focus Group provides a… Read More
2022 SWDC Task Force Comments on Proposed CCR Part A Decisions (3/25/2022) - The Solid Waste Disposal and Conversion Task Force provided comments… Read More
ASTSWMO Statement on Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Program Implementation (2/25/2022) - Many States are working towards obtaining EPA CCR permit program… Read More
Modernizing Public Notice for RCRA Hazardous Waste Permitting and Other Actions (2/25/2022) - The Corrective Action and Permitting Task Force within the Hazardous… Read More

Recent Webinars

Webinar – ASTSWMO and Tanks Subcommittee 101 (1/13/2022) - Are you interested in learning more about ASTSWMO’s organization including… Read More
Webinar- Getting Remedies Back on Track Webinar (1/7/2022) - View Presentation This webinar will provide information on possible resources… Read More
2021 ASTSWMO Annual Meeting Presentations (12/2/2021) - Presentations Opening Remarks Election Keynote Speakers & ASTSWMO Gives Back… Read More



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.
ASTSWMOWednesday, March 11th, 2020 at 8:23pm
ASTSWMO and NEIWPCC members at the National Tanks Conference Planning Meeting.
ASTSWMOThursday, February 20th, 2020 at 1:48pm
Members of the ASTSWMO Tanks Subcommittee at a meeting in Washington D.C.
ASTSWMOTuesday, January 28th, 2020 at 8:07pm
Board members at the ASTSWMO January Board Meeting in Napa CA.
ASTSWMO added 15 new photos — in Seattle, Washington.Monday, July 29th, 2019 at 12:50pm
ASTSWMO added 36 new photos.Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 7:16pm
ASTSWMO added 9 new photos.Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at 9:09pm
Thank you to Dania Rodriguez for representing ASTSWMO

Become a Member

To become a member please download, review, and fill out the form below. When you complete it please email it to the appropriate ASTSWMO staff (listed at the top of the form).

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Members in Action Guidance Document

Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2002, ASTSWMO instituted the ASTSWMO Lifetime Achievement Award, to recognize an outstanding individual who has worked in State government in the areas of solid and hazardous waste management, sustainability/materials management, underground storage tanks, or contaminated site clean-up.

The purpose of the award is to recognize work done on behalf of the States and in furtherance of ASTSWMO’s mission to enhance and promote effective State and Territorial programs for waste and materials management, to encourage environmentally sustainable practices, and to affect relevant national waste and materials management policies.

Click here for the full description and a list of past winners.