EHS & Waste Management

When and Where to make Hazardous Waste Determination in a Laboratory.

By January 5, 2021 No Comments

A trained professional must make the determination for any waste that is generated in any of the following locations:

A laboratory before the waste material is removed from the laboratory.

Within 4 days of the waste arriving at a central accumulation area, and

Within 4 days of arriving at an on-site interim status or permitted treatment, storage or disposal facility.

If an eligible academic entity makes the hazardous waste determination, for unwanted material in the laboratory, it must comply with the following:

  • A trained professional must make the hazardous waste determination, following the process outlined in (a) through (d), before the unwanted material is removed from the laboratory.
  • If an unwanted material is a hazardous waste, the eligible academic entity must:
    • Write the words “hazardous waste” on the container label that is affixed or attached to the container, before the hazardous waste may be removed from the laboratory; and
    • Write the appropriate hazardous waste code(s) on the label that is associated with the container (or on the label that is affixed or attached to the container, if that is preferred) before the hazardous waste is transported off-site.
    • Count the hazardous waste toward the eligible academic entity’s generator category, in the calendar month that the hazardous waste determination was made.
  • A trained professional must accompany all hazardous waste that is transferred from the laboratory(ies) to an on-site central accumulation area or on-site interim status or permitted treatment, storage or disposal facility.
  • When hazardous waste is removed from the laboratory:
    • Large quantity generators and small quantity generators must ensure it is taken directly from the laboratory(ies) to an on-site central accumulation area, or on-site interim status or permitted treatment, storage or disposal facility, or transported off-site.
    • Very small quantity generators must ensure it is taken directly from the laboratory(ies) to the appropriate transfer/disposal facility.
  • Hazardous waste is subject to all applicable hazardous waste regulations when it is removed from the laboratory.

 

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