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Hazardous Waste Generators
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Who's a generator? A hazardous waste generator is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as "any person, by site, whose act or process produces hazardous waste identified or listed in [40 CFR] 261 or whose act first causes a hazardous waste to become subject to regulation."

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Final Regulations 40 CFR 271 - Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management ; Arkansas 08/10/2012National
Questions & Answers After the decision is made to vent propane from a cyclinder, up until it is vented onsite, does a propane cylinder need to be managed as D001 hazardous waste? 01/25/2011National
Questions & Answers Can a cell phone be used to meet the communication device requirement for LQG 90 day areas? 01/30/2015National
Questions & Answers Can we keep our CESQG status if we ship more than 220 lb (e.g. 400 lb) of waste accumulated over an extended period? 01/13/2015National
Guidance Documents Choosing a Responsible Recycler: A Guide for Generators of Hazardous Secondary Materials  National
Questions & Answers Does waste lead dust shipped from its generation site for recycling need to be counted toward our SQG monthly generation limit? 03/17/2015National
Checklists Drip Pad Weekly Inspection Checklist  National
Checklists EPA Generator Inspection Checklist  National
Guidance Documents EPA Hazardous Waste Codes for Waste Streams Commonly Generated by SQGs  National
Notices EPA ICR submitted to the OMB; Hazardous Waste Generator Standards (Renewal) 10/13/2014National
Guidance Documents EPA Memo: Scope of Compliance with Part 265 Provisions for Large Quantity Generators  National
Notices EPA Notice of Information Collection Request Concerning Hazardous Waste Generator Regulations 06/11/2014National
Guidance Documents EPA Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits of Hazardous Waste Generators Under RCRA  National
Guidance Documents EPA Training Module: Introduction to Drip Pads  National
Guidance Documents EPA Training Module: Introduction to Generators  National
Forms Example Job Description  National
Regulatory Analysis Generators  National
Forms Hazardous Waste Generators - Exception Report - LQG - Template  National
Forms Hazardous Waste Generators - Exception Report - SQG - Template  National
Guidance Documents Hazardous Waste Generators: 35 Questions Answered for You  National
Questions & Answers Hazardous Waste Generators: CESQGs 10/29/2003National
Questions & Answers Hazardous Waste Generators: Emissions from Containers 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers Hazardous Waste Generators: Generator Status 10/12/2004National
Questions & Answers Hazardous Waste Generators: Hazardous Waste Determination 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers Hazardous Waste Generators: Inspections 12/07/1999National
Guidance Documents Hazardous Waste Requirements for Large Quantity Generators  National
Questions & Answers How long can hazardous waste be stored at a satellite accumulation area? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers How long do I need to maintain records related to my hazardous waste activities? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers How often must employee RCRA training be provided? 03/29/2004National
Questions & Answers How often must employee training be provided? 12/07/1999National
Notices ICR Submitted to OMB; State Program Adequacy Determination: MSWLFs and Non-Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Units that Receive CESQG Hazardous Waste (Renewal) 04/06/2015National
Questions & Answers If a company owns and operates two lab or manufacturing facilities on opposite sides of a public road, do the facilities need to be separately registered as hazwaste generators? 02/11/2005National
Questions & Answers If I'm a SQG that has generated enough waste to to be considered a LQG, for how long does this new classification last? 06/07/2010National
Forms List of Hazardous Waste Generated  National
Guidance Documents Managing Laboratory Hazardous Waste  National
Guidance Documents Managing Your Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Small Businesses  National
Questions & Answers My facility is going from a small quantity generator of hazardous waste to a large generator due to a one time need to dispose of some obsolete or out of spec paint. Since this is a one time deal will it bumps us to a large quantity generator? 11/20/2009National
Questions & Answers Our company is a 3rd party warehouse company. We have various customers and each one holds their own EPA ID number at our site. One customer is a LQG. Are there any regulations that specifiy that both us and our customer must submit the biennially report? 01/06/2015National
Questions & Answers Our plant generates about one 55 gallon drum of waste at a time. When it is manifested, it weighs 400 pounds. Can we average that weight per month and still remain a CESQG? 01/12/2015National
Guidance Documents RCRA Organic Air Emission Standards for TSDFs and Generators  National