Category: Hazardous Waste Management

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Proper Management of Hazardous Waste Containers

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.

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Tips to Reduce the Use of Aerosol Cans

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.

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Class 9 Shipments: To Placard or Not Placard—That Is the Question

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, […]

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EPA Issues Memo for RCRA Clarification for Offshore Oil Platforms

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 […]

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Are New Hazardous Waste LQG Requirements News to You?

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 […]

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How to Avoid Hazardous Waste Container Violations

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 […]

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What Land Disposal Restriction Paperwork Applies to Generators?

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.

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Counting Hazardous Waste? Don’t Include These

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 […]

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