June 30, 2018, marks the launch date of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) national e-Manifest system in all 50 states. Revised regulations are in place, the new system has been tested by users, and countless questions have been asked of the EPA, primarily regarding the mechanics of how to register for and navigate through […]
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 […]
Q. What is the definitive procedure/test for whether a waste contains a liquid when determining D001 waste code? Must generators use the Pressure Filtration Test to determine if the waste produces a Liquid that might have a flashpoint < 140°F?
The EPA has moved one step closer to implementing an electronic manifest (e-Manifest) system intended to replace the existing paper manifest system used for cradle-to-grave tracking of hazardous waste. Specifically, the Agency is proposing a methodology for imposing fees on users of the e-Manifest system. The fee would cover the use of either e-manifests or […]
Under the RCRA used oil regulations at 40 CFR 279, a used oil generator is “any person, by site, who produces used oil or causes used oil to become subject to regulation.” Generators include all persons who produce used oil through commercial or industrial operations and vehicle services.
It’s a decision you have to make based on the needs at your facility. Do you want the headache of maintaining an on-site emergency generator or the headache of scrounging around for one should the need arise? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has offered some tips for water/wastewater systems on just this subject that […]
Have you ever lost power and needed an emergency or backup generator to continue operations? Do you have an emergency generator onsite or do you have a plan to find one when a situation arises? Today we will discuss some operation and maintenance (O&M) tips for on-site emergency generators and some safety tips for portable […]
Note: A hazardous waste manifest is the shipping paper for hazardous waste. The paper manifest travels with the hazardous waste from the point of generation, through transportation, to the final treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF). Each party in the chain of shipping, including the generator, signs and keeps a manifest copy, creating a “cradle-to-grave” […]
In the June 11, 2014, Federal Register (FR), the EPA published an Information Collection Request (updated in the October 14, 2014, FR) asking for public comment concerning the hazardous waste generator rules under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Specifically, the Agency asked that the comments address the following components of the generator rules: […]
Under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules, and most state variations of the RCRA rules, there are three classes of generators: large quantity generators (LQGs), small quantity generators (SQGs), and conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs). Note: It is critical to remember that most states have been delegated the authority to run […]