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 […]
Category: Hazardous Waste Management
Hazardous waste generators are required to count their hazardous waste in order to determine their generator status. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, which is effective May 30, 2017, on the federal level, includes a consolidated provision on determining your generator status. Here are some tips for counting your […]
Hazardous waste generators will be operating under new rules come the end of May this year. While some of the 60-plus changes are seen as beneficial for the regulated community, there is one provision that has provoked the particular ire of industry groups. We’ll take a look at “conditions for exemption” under the new rules […]
Yes … The Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (Final Rule), which goes into effect at the federal level on May 30, 2017, adds many new provisions. However, the thrust of the Final Rule is to clarify existing provisions, including the requirements for satellite accumulation areas (SAAs). Many generators of hazardous waste use SAAs at their […]
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) […]
The final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 28, 2016, contains two of what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refers to as “voluntary programs”—meaning that generators of hazardous waste have the choice of whether to comply with the new programs’ requirements. The first program is a set […]
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). Which set of requirements should I comply with and for how long?
Q. Can a cell phone be used to meet the communication device requirement for LQG 90 day areas?
The Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (Rule), finalized on October 28, 2016, will require hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs) to make many changes as to how they manage their hazardous waste. Because the current generator requirements will be in place in most states for months and months to come—that […]
As frequent visitors to EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Online database already know, the Agency’s hazardous waste regulations prompt a constant stream of questions from both regulated entities and RCRA-authorized states about applicability, lack of clarity, and regulatory gaps. A small fraction of EPA’s answers and interpretations responding to such questions have now […]