No one wants a regulatory inspector to cite their facility for improper management of containers holding hazardous waste, but container management violations often top the list of violations discovered at hazardous waste generator facilities.
Category: Hazardous Waste Management
Yesterday we discussed options for disposing of aerosol cans. However, you may be able to mitigate or even avoid the costs of disposal and safety concerns related to aerosol cans by looking for alternatives and through waste minimization.
Yesterday we discussed the management of aerosol cans in order to keep your workers safe. Today we will look at the difficult issue of disposing of aerosol cans.
Class 9 hazardous materials (hazmats) is the catch-all class for hazmats that don’t fit neatly into any of the Class 1–8 descriptions. Instead of a definitive moniker such as “corrosives” or “explosives,” Class 9 hazmats are saddled with “miscellaneous” to describe their attributes. This is due to Class 9 covering a wide range of materials, […]
The EPA recently issued a memo to clarify how the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) applies to waste generated at offshore oil platforms. While the memo summarizes existing regulations and interpretations, it also changes the Agency’s previous interpretation regarding manifesting of hazardous wastes that are inside the 200-mile nautical seaward limit but beyond the […]
The Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (Rule) went into effect at the federal level on May 30, 2017. Many of the new provisions that apply to both small quantity generators (SQGs) and large quantity generators (LQGs) have generated a lot of attention—for example, those related to labeling containers and tanks; waste management in satellite accumulation […]
Yesterday we discussed some common hazardous waste container violations inspectors often uncover when inspecting hazardous waste generator facilities. Today we will take a special look at problems generators incur when using satellite accumulation areas.
If you are a hazardous waste generator, you are more than likely storing waste in containers without a permit pending the waste being shipped off-site. When agency inspectors come around, many go straight to your containers because they are easy to look at and container violations are very common. We’ll take a look at some […]
Just when you thought you had enough paperwork… There’s no doubt that hazardous waste generators have plenty of paperwork in connection with managing hazardous waste, what with inspection records, manifests, hazardous waste determination records, and biennial or annual reports. Most of it, although time-consuming, is pretty straightforward.
As a hazardous waste generator you are required to determine your generator status or category by counting how much hazardous waste you have on-site. Yesterday we discussed steps for counting your hazardous waste and included wastes that are exempt from counting for your generator status, primarily because they are managed under other regulations, such as […]