Q. I have an Illinois Title V permit and we run three boilers with two firing natural gas and one we blend natural gas and biogas. We have the ability to use diesel and oil as well, but we simply do not use these. Although, we keep them on our permit just in case we […]
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Recently, a subscriber asked the following question: According to OSHA, are we allowed to use power strips to permanently power electronics like office computers?
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?
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?
Recently, a subscriber asked the following question: Can we use a work platform connected to a fork truck to lift employees? If yes what are the regulations?
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: Are batteries in vehicles reportable under Tier II? Why would this be a concern to emergency responders when more dangerous things are present like fuel tanks?
Q: Under what conditions are the underground tanks at a Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulated facility regulated under the EPA?
Q: When questioning whether a chemical is reportable under SARA 312 Tier II what’s the best way to make that determination? Other than exceeding the 10,000 lb quantity on hand, what makes a chemical reportable under Tier II?
Q: We are considering washing our delivery fleet on a weekly basis with generic car soap. What concerns do I need to take into account with regards to the run off? Do I need a recapture system for the run off? Do I need a permit?