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RCRA Online Number:14618
To:RCRA Senior Policy Advisors, EPA Regions I-X
Organization of Recipient:NA
Description: Academic institutions may be large quantity generators (LQGs) or small quantity generators (SQGs). Most laboratory hazardous waste (HW) initially accumulates in satellite accumulation areas. The HW determination is not limited to the individual producing the HW. Any lab personnel, environmental health and safety (EH&S) personnel, or other individual meeting the definition of "person" can make the HW determination and should obtain all necessary information. EPA does not address where to make the HW determination. LQGs and SQGs can conduct on-site treatment of HW in tanks and containers without a permit, except for thermal treatment. Generators can transfer HW between accumulation units. Waste destined for land disposal must comply with the land disposal restrictions (LDR). Generators who treat HW on site in non-permitted units to remove characteristics must have a waste analysis plan (WAP). On-site recycling and HW treatment in exempt units do not require a permit, but prior storage is subject to RCRA. EPA proposed streamlined permitting requirements for generators storing HW longer than their respective accumulation times (SEE ALSO: 66 FR 52192; 10/12/01).
Regulatory Citation(s) : 260.10, 262.11, 262.34, 262.34(a), 262.34(a)(4), 262.34(c), 262.34(d), 262.34(d)(4), 262.34(d)(5), 268.7(a), 270.1(c)(2)(v) EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Generators; Identification of Hazardous Waste; Treatment
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:4
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:No


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