Posts Tagged ‘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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Possible Changes by IDEM on Periodic Generation of Haz Waste

Currently, if a Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) or Small Quantity Generator (SQG) generates more than 2200 pounds of hazardous waste in any month, for any reason, they are subject to Large Quantity Generator (LQG) requirements. This can include a fee, personnel training, contingency plans, accumulation time and all other applicable LQG standards. Some generators…

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