Tag: LQG

Sending VSQG Hazardous Waste to an LQG – A Win/Win

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 […]

Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Changes Finalized

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 […]

Biennial Reporting

Q. Our company is a 3rd party warehouse company. We have various customers and each one holds their own EPA ID number at our site. One customer is a Large Quantity Generator (LQG). Are there any regulations that specify that both us and our customer must submit the biennial report?

Top 10 Problems with EPA’s Proposed Hazwaste Generator Rule

Last fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule that would make significant changes to regulatory requirements for hazardous waste generators. Comments were accepted until December 24, 2015. Let’s take a look at what a sampling of stakeholders had to say about EPA’s proposed amendments to hazardous waste generation under the Resource […]

Hazardous Waste LQG Clarified for Biennial Report

Are you a large quantity generator (LQG) of hazardous waste? If so, you and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) are required to submit hazardous waste reports (aka, biennial reports) by March 1 this year. Do you even know if you are an LQG? In the newest biennial report form, released by the […]

RCRA Lessons Learned—Know Your Status!

Recap: 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). The classes are defined by the amount of hazardous waste generated each month. If you […]

Calculating Your Monthly Hazardous Waste Generation

Counting Hazardous Waste You know you generate hazardous waste at your facility and you want to keep your disposal costs down. Well, then, you have to keep down the amount of hazardous waste you have on-site each month. If you are a large quantity generator (LQG), your responsibilities and costs will be greater than if […]

Got Hazardous Waste? Can You Avoid Becoming an Episodic Generator?

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 […]