How much waste may a facility accumulate in one satellite accumulation area (SAA)?
The satellite accumulation rules allow generators to accumulate up to 55 gallons of hazardous waste or 1 quart of acute hazardous waste in containers at or near any point of generation and under the control of the operator, provided the generator complies with the satellite accumulation requirements in s. NR 662.034(3) or 662.192(4) Wis. Adm. Code.
When the total volume of hazardous waste in the SAA exceeds the limit, the container must be labeled with the date the excess accumulation was reached. Within 3 days of that date, the container must be moved to a central hazardous waste storage area. The satellite accumulation rules require containers to be in good condition, compatible with the waste, stored closed (unless adding or removing waste), and labeled as hazardous waste or with other words identifying the contents.
Can more than one type of waste be stored in an SAA?
Yes. The rules do not limit the number of hazardous wastes or the number of containers that may be placed in an SAA.
If a facility has multiple SAAs, can hazardous waste be moved from one to another?
No, generators may not move hazardous wastes between SAAs.
INFO: Contact Wisconsin DNR waste materials at 608-266-2111.