Environmental

RCRA in Perspective

Large Quantity Generators (LQG’s) of RCRA hazardous waste are required to submit a biennial report every other year. The report includes data on waste types, amounts, management methods, etc. Here’s what the data tells us: On a national basis, hazardous waste generation has been fairly steady over the last 8 years at approximately 35 million…

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All Accumulation Areas Matter!

We recently provided a list of the ten most common RCRA hazardous waste violations. More than half of the violations are cited at satellite accumulation areas (SAA’s) or locations where used oil and universal waste are accumulated. Both Large Quantity Generators (LQG’s) and Small Quantity Generators (SQG’s) of RCRA hazardous waste are required to conduct…

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Top Ten

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste violations most commonly cited during government compliance inspections: #10-Inadequate Contingency Plan  #9- Lack of Universal Waste label  #8- Lack of words “Hazardous Waste” on storage containers  #7- Containers in storage not dated  #6- Open Universal Waste containers #5 -Used oil containers not marked “Used Oil”  #4 -Inadequate…

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You’ve Got Waste

Every Facility Generates Waste It’s not a question of if your facility generates hazardous waste; it’s only a question of how much.  It is inevitable that a facility will generate a waste that is considered hazardous under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Here is a list of materials that may fall under that category:…

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Five Things You You Need To Know About the Generator Improvement Rule

The RCRA hazardous waste Generator Improvement Rule is on schedule to become effective in Indiana, December 2019. This rule includes some significant changes in hazardous waste regulations. Haz generators should be aware of the following highlights: Hazardous waste containers must be marked in a way that indicates the hazards of the waste. Large Quantity Generators…

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