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03/22/2011

Question of the Week: Determining Generator Status

If your facility generates hazardous waste, it’s important to count how much you generate each month. The amount of waste you generate determines your “generator status.” And, generator status decides which rules for waste management and disposal apply to you...

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02/22/2011

Question of the Week: Determining Significant Waste Codes

Q. When I send my hazardous waste to the treatment facility for disposal, they charge me separately for each waste code I report. Since I know some of the treatment standards overlap, is there anyway to avoid the expense and hassle of double-treating my hazardous waste? A. There are different reasons for recording and communicating waste codes (e.g. manifests, LDRs, etc.) It is likely that you are...

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01/21/2011

Question of the Week: Calculating Generator Status

Q. What is "generator status," and how do I calculate it? A. Each and every person who produces hazardous waste is a generator and must determine his or her generator status each calender month. A facility’s generator status determines how stringently it is regulated and how long it may accumulate hazardous waste on site without a permit...

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In 1995, US EPA passed the Universal Waste Rule, which created relaxed standards for managing common hazardous wastes like light bulbs, batteries, mercury-containing equipment, and more. While universal wastes are subject to less stringent regulations than “fully-regulated” hazardous wastes, there are still rules to follow to manage them properly. Use this guide to spot and correct common universal waste errors before they result in a notice of violation during a Federal or State inspection.

4 Common Universal Waste Mistakes