If you generate a hazardous waste you are subject to the hazardous waste generator regulations of the USEPA – and your state – for its cradle-to-grave management. Your regulatory responsibilities are relative to the amount of hazardous waste you generate; the more hazardous waste you generate, the more responsibilities you have under the regulations. Just what are your responsibilities? Well, there are too many of them to list here but the data below provides an indication of the relative responsibilities of a hazardous waste generator under the regulations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Not sure of your hazardous waste generator status?
The Responsibilities of a Hazardous Waste Generator Under USEPA Regulations:
- Large Quantity Generator (LQG): 88 requirements.
- Small Quantity Generator (SQG): 74 requirements.
- Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG): 4 requirements.
From a presentation at the 2017 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference hosted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
Though the numbers may not be exact, or the regulations may be different in your state, or the regulations have changed by the time you read this.
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Did I mention “change”? The Generator Improvements Rule went into effect on May 30, 2017 and made significant and numerous changes to the RCRA regulations applicable to a generator of hazardous waste. Read a summary of the new rule: Summary of the Generator Improvements Rule. Or better yet, contact me with any questions you may have about the regulations for a generator of hazardous waste.