Q. As a small quantity generator (SQGs), we know that our waste containers during the 180-day accumulation period must be inspected weekly. Does the area still need to be inspected weekly when there are no containers? Also, is there a record retention requirement for the weekly inspection log?
Category: Hazardous and Solid Waste
Q. We ship some hazardous materials generated as part of our lead acid battery recycling process for further reclamation by a recycler. Should the hazardous materials be shipped using a hazardous waste manifest or should they be shipped as a hazardous material on a bill of lading?
Q: In the new OSHA standard for Crystalline Silica, does sand used with a small percentage of Crystalline Silica in our metals treatment process come under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements for disposal as hazardous or non-hazardous?
Q: What’s the effect of the new Definition of Solid Waste Rule on current recycling of hazardous secondary materials?
Q: How do I manage solvent-contaminated wipes or rags?
Q: Because of removing excess chemical inventories one month this year, I changed from being a Small Quantity Generator (SQG) to a large quantity generator (LQG) so with which set of requirements should I comply and for how long?
In a recent webinar titled “New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions—How EPA’s Final Rule Will Impact Your Operations,” speaker Christopher R. Bryant, senior regulatory consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., unraveled the complexities of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions rule, which went into effect on December 31, 2016.
Q: How do I determine if the solid waste I’ve generated is a hazardous waste?
One motivation behind EPA’s comprehensive revisions of its certification requirements for applicators of restricted use pesticides (RUP) is the need for the federal regulations to catch up with authorized state programs. Issued under authority of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in 1974, the original RUP applicator certification requirements (40 CFR part 171) […]
A major environmental provision in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act (S. 612) would give states the authority to establish, implement, and enforce their own permitting programs for the management and disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCRs) from electric power plants. Lawmakers from both the House and the Senate recently reached a […]