Final Memo Issued: Climate Resilience in Hazardous Waste Permitting

On June 5, 2024, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final memorandum that provides guidance to EPA Regions, states, and territories on when and how to consider potential adverse climate change impacts in the hazardous waste permitting process under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. This guidance includes recommendations for conducting climate change vulnerability screenings and assessments for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities to determine whether there are climate vulnerabilities that hazardous waste permits should address. 

Read the final memo here.