Contact

VRP/Hazardous Waste Permitting and Corrective Action
Jerry Breed
, Cheyenne 307-777-5617

Biennual Reporting/Inspection/Compliance/Manifests/RCRA Info
Charlie Plymale, Lander 307-335-6951

Enforcement Actions

The DEQ undertakes enforcement actions to preserve safe environmental conditions throughout Wyoming. 

This page contains information on the enforcement actions that the Solid and Hazardous Waste Division may undertake, as well as a record of enforcement actions that have been undertaken by SHWD.

Proposed Rules and Regulations

This page contains any proposed Rules or Regulations that are currently under development within the Solid and Hazardous Waste Division. 

Hazardous Waste Rules, Chapter 1

The Hazardous Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Program will present revisions to Hazardous Waste Rules, Chapter 1, General Provisions, to the Environmental Quality Council at a public hearing scheduled on November 16, 2021. Additional information is available https://eqc.wyo.gov/Public/Dockets.aspx.

Rules and Regulations

All official Wyoming State Rules and Regulations are kept at the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office. Click here to view all current Rules and Regulations. 

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was enacted by Congress in 1976, as an amendment to the 1965 Solid Waste Disposal Act. The goals of RCRA are to:

  • Protect human health and the environment from the hazards posed by waste disposal. 
  • Conserve energy and natural resources through waste recycling and recovery. 
  • Reduce or eliminate, as expeditiously as possible, the amount of waste generated, including hazardous waste. 
  • Ensure that wastes are managed in a manner that is protective of human health and the environment

RCRA and Waste Management

RCRA covers a wide variety of programs dealing with waste management including a program involved in cleanup of improperly managed hazardous wastes referred to as RCRA Corrective Action. RCRA was amended by the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA), which include RCRA corrective action.