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Summary of the Hazardous Waste Regulations
 

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III. LARGE QUANTITY GENERATORS (LQG) (40 CFR 262, 265 AND 268)

Generating 1000 kilograms or more of HW per month or 1 kilogram or more of acute HW (e.g. arsenic and cyanide compounds) per month*

1. Perform HW determination (Section 262.11), including LDR waste analyses (Section 268.7).

2. Obtain a EPA ID number (Section 262.12)

3. Use manifest system, and ship to a permitted facility (Part 262, Subpart B).

4. Meet pre-transport requirements for packaging, labeling, marking and placarding (262 Subpart C).

5. Meet satellite accumulation rules (Section 262.34(c)).

6. Label containers and tanks with the words "Hazardous Waste" and label containers with accumulation start dates (Section 262.34(a)).

7. Do not store HW > 90 days (Section 262.34 (b)).

8. Keep all records (Section 262 Subpart D), for at least three (3) years (including manifests, test data, biennial reports, etc.).

9. File exception report for late or missing manifests from the designated facility LQG 45 DAYS SQG 60 DAYS (Section 262.42).

10. Meet personnel training requirements, including documentation of training (Section 265.16).

11. Maintain and operate the facility in a clean, safe manner (Section 265.31).
NOTE: It is the facility's responsibility to comply with Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) worker safety and protective clothing rules, fire codes, Florida's Right to Know Law, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), etc.

13. Emergency equipment (Section 265.32).

  a) telephone or hand held two-way radio;
  b) internal communication or alarm system;
  c) fire and spill control equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, hoses, sprinklers, etc.);
  d) neutralizing agents, spill absorbents, overpack drums, standby 55 gallon drums, etc.;
  e) test and maintain the emergency equipment (Section 265.33).

14. Maintain adequate aisle space for evacuation, inspecting drums, etc. (Section 265.35) (e.g. no less than three (3) feet).

15. Attempt to make arrangements with local fire and police departments, hospitals, and emergency response contractors/equipment suppliers, with regards to emergency arrangements, hazards of materials handled, layout of facility, etc. (Section 262.37).

16. Have a contingency plan meeting the requirements of 265 Subpart D. 

17. Containers (e.g. drums, can, etc.) must be kept closed and in good condition, inspected at least weekly, be compatible with the HW stored, and separated from other incompatible wastes (e.g. keep cyanides away from acids and oxidizers) (265 Subpart I).

18. Ignitable or reactive HW must be stored at least fifty (50) feet from the facility's boundary line (265 Subpart I).

19. Tanks must meet the requirements of 265 Subpart J (structural integrity; containment and detection of releases; inspections; response to leaks or spills; operating requirements; closure and post-closure care; special requirements for ignitable, reactive and/or incompatible wastes; waste analysis and trial tests).

20. Special cautions (including "no smoking" signs) are required for ignitable or reactive wastes (Section 265.17).

21. Security (e.g. a locked fence) and bermed containment areas (with roof and impermeable floor) for HW storage areas are strongly recommended.

22. Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) Certification and Notification must accompany all manifests for restricted wastes (Section 268.7).

IV. TRANSPORTERS (40 CFR 263)

1. Obtain ID number (Section 263.11)

2. Use manifest system (263 Subpart B).

3. Ability to clean up hazardous waste discharges during transportation-related incidents (263 Subpart C).

V. TREATMENT, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL FACILITIES (TSDF) (40 CFR 264 or 265 and 268)

1. Obtain a EPA ID number (Section 264.11).

2. Obtain a HW permit unless exempt (e.g. wastewater treatment units, elementary neutralization, etc.) and comply with permit conditions.  Facilities receiving HW from off-site (including some recycling facilities) may be subject to TSDF requirements.

3. Must meet applicable generator standards (III, above).

4. Comply with general facility standards, including waste analyses, security, inspections, and personnel training (264 Subpart B).

5. Maintain emergency equipment, adequate aisle space, and make arrangement with local authorities (264 Subpart C).

6. Have a contingency plan meeting the requirements of 40 CFR 264 Subpart D.

7. Use manifest system and comply with recordkeeping requirements (264 Subpart E).

8. Comply with groundwater monitoring requirements (264 Subpart F).

9. Comply with closure and post-closure requirements (264 Subpart G).

10. Comply with container management standards (264 Subpart I).

11. Comply with tank management standards (264 Subpart J).

12. Comply with additional requirements for surface impoundments, waste piles, incinerators, drip pads, etc. (264 Subpart K - 264 Subpart X).

13. Meet applicable air emission standards (264 Subpart AA - 264 Subpart BB).

14. Meet applicable containment building standards (264 Subpart DD).

15. Meet applicable LDR requirements (268).

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