Hazardous and Solid Waste

Overview of Universal Waste Regs

Here’s an easy-to-read chart that identifies the regulations that affect each generator type.

Universal Waste Requirements


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  SQHUWs LQHUWs Universal Waste
Transporter
Designation
Facilities
Prohibitions 40 CFR 273.11 40 CFR 273.31 40 CFR 273.51 Comply with RCRA TSDF requirements
Notifications 40 CFR 273.12–no requirements 40 CFR 273.32 Comply with DOT requirements Comply with RCRA TSDF requirements
Waste Management Requirements 40 CFR 273.13 40 CFR 273.33 40 CFR 273.52–
Comply with DOT requirements
Comply with RCRA TSDF requirements
Label/Marking 40 CFR 273.14 40 CFR 273.34 Comply with DOT requirements Comply with RCRA TSDF requirements
Storage Time Limits 40 CFR 273.15–
1-year limit
40 CFR 273.35–
1-year limit
40 CFR 273.53–
10-day limit
Comply with RCRA TSDF requirements
Employee Training 40 CFR 273.16–
distribute information
40 CFR 273.36–
ensure familiarity
Comply with DOT requirements Comply with RCRA TSDF requirements
Response to Releases 40 CFR 273.17 40 CFR 273.37 40 CFR 273.54 Comply with RCRA TSDF requirements
Off-Site Shipments 40 CFR 273.18 40 CFR 273.38 40 CFR 273.55–
Comply with DOT requirements
40 CFR 273.61
Tracking 40 CFR 273.19–
no requirements
40 CFR 273.39 Comply with DOT requirements 40 CFR 273.62
Export Requirements 40 CFR 273.20 40 CFR 273.40 40 CFR 273.56 40 CFR 273.63

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