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Section 262.1 Terms used in this part.

As used in this part:

“Condition for exemption” means any requirement in §§262.14, 262.15, 262.16, 262.17, 262.70, or Subpart L of this part that states an event, action, or standard that must occur or be met in order to obtain an exemption from any applicable requirement in Parts 124, 264 through 268, and 122 of these regulations, or from any requirement for notification under 7 Del.C. §6304(a).

“Independent requirement” means a requirement of Part 262 that states an event, action, or standard that must occur or be met; and that applies without relation to, or irrespective of, the purpose of obtaining a conditional exemption from storage facility permit, interim status, and operating requirements under

§§262.14, 262.15, 262.16, 262.17, or Subpart L of this part.

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Section 262.10 Purpose, scope, and applicability.

(a) The regulations in this part establish standards for generators of hazardous waste as defined in §260.10 of these regulations.

(1) A person who generates a hazardous waste as defined by Part 261 of these regulations is subject to all the applicable independent requirements in the subparts and sections listed below:

(i) Independent requirements of a very small quantity generator.

(A) Section 262.11(a) through (d) Hazardous waste determination and recordkeeping; and

(B) Section 262.13 Generator category determination.

(ii) Independent requirements of a small quantity generator.

(A) Section 262.11 Hazardous waste determination and recordkeeping;

(B) Section 262.13 Generator category determination;

(C) Section 262.18 EPA identification numbers and re-notification for small quantity generators and large quantity generators;

(D) Part 262 Subpart B—Manifest requirements applicable to small and large quantity generators;

(E) Part 262 Subpart C—Pre-transport requirements applicable to small and large quantity generators;

(F) Section 262.40 Recordkeeping;

(G) Section 262.44 Recordkeeping for small quantity generators; and

(H) Part 262 Subpart H—Transboundary movements of hazardous waste for recovery or disposal.

(iii) Independent requirements of a large quantity generator.

(A) Section 262.11 Hazardous waste determination and recordkeeping;

(B) Section 262.13 Generator category determination;

(C)Section 262.18 EPA identification numbers and re-notification for small quantity generators and large quantity generators;

(D) Part 262 Subpart B—Manifest requirements applicable to small and large quantity generators;

(E) Part 262 Subpart C—Pre-transport requirements applicable to small and large quantity generators;

(F) Part 262 Subpart D—Recordkeeping and reporting applicable to small and large quantity generators, except §262.44; and

(G) Part 262 Subpart H—Transboundary movements of hazardous waste for recovery or disposal.

(2) A generator that accumulates hazardous waste on site is a person that stores hazardous waste; such generator is subject to the applicable requirements of Parts 124, 264 through 266, and 122 of these regulations 7 Del.C. §6304(a), unless it is one of the following:

(i) A very small quantity generator that meets the conditions for exemption in §262.14;

(ii) A small quantity generator that meets the conditions for exemption in §§262.15 and 262.16; or

(iii) A large quantity generator that meets the conditions for exemption in §§262.15 and 262.17.

(3) A generator shall not transport, offer its hazardous waste for transport, or otherwise cause its hazardous waste to be sent to a facility that is not a designated facility, as defined in §260.10 of these regulations, or not otherwise authorized to receive the generator's hazardous waste.

(b) Determining generator category. A generator must use §262.13 to determine which provisions of this part are applicable to the generator based on the quantity of hazardous waste generated per calendar month.

(c) [Reserved]

(d) Any person who exports or imports hazardous waste must comply with §262.12 and Subpart H of this Part.

(e) Any person who imports hazardous waste into the United States must comply with the standards applicable to generators established in this part.

(f) A farmer who generates waste pesticides which are hazardous waste and who complies with all of the requirements of §262.70 is not required to comply with other standards in this part or Parts 122, 264, 265, or 268 with respect to such pesticides.

(g) Penalties

(1) A generator's violation of an independent requirement is subject to penalty and injunctive relief under 7 Del.C. §6309.

(2) A generator's noncompliance with a condition for exemption in this part is not subject to penalty or injunctive relief under 7 Del.C. §6309 as a violation of a Part 262 condition for exemption. Noncompliance by any generator with an applicable condition for exemption from storage permit and operations requirements means that the facility is a storage facility operating without an exemption from the permit, interim status, and operations requirements in Parts 124, 264 through 266, and 122 of these regulations, and the notification requirements of 7 Del. C. §6304(a). Without an exemption, any violations of such storage requirements are subject to penalty and injunctive relief under 7 Del.C. §6309.

(h) An owner or operator who initiates a shipment of hazardous waste from a treatment, storage, or disposal facility must comply with the generator standards established in this part. (Note: The provisions of §262.34 are applicable to the on site accumulation of hazardous waste by generators. Therefore, the provisions of §262.34 only apply to owners or operators who are shipping hazardous waste which they generated at that facility.)

(i) Persons responding to an explosives or munitions emergency in accordance with §264.1(g)(8)(i)(D) or (iv) or §265.1(c)(11)(i)(D) or (iv), and §122.1(c)(3)(i)(D) or (iii) are not required to comply with the standards of this part.

[Note: A generator who treats, stores, or disposes of hazardous waste on-site must comply with the applicable standards and permit requirements set forth in Parts 264, 265, 266, 268, and 122.]

(j) [Reserved]

(k) [Reserved]

(l) [Reserved]

(m) All reverse distributors (as defined in §266.500) are subject to Part 266 Subpart P for the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals in lieu of this part.

(n) Each healthcare facility (as defined in §266.500) must determine whether it is subject to Part 266 Subpart P for the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals, based on the total hazardous waste it generates per calendar month (including both hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and non- pharmaceutical hazardous waste). A healthcare facility that generates more than 100 kilograms (≈220 pounds) of hazardous waste per calendar month, or more than 1 kilogram (≈2.2 pounds) of acute hazardous waste per calendar month, or more than 100 kilograms (≈220 pounds) per calendar month of any residue or contaminated soil, water, or other debris, resulting from the clean-up of a spill, into or on any land or water, of any acute hazardous wastes listed in §261.31 or §261.33(e), is subject to Part 266 Subpart P for the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals in lieu of this part. A healthcare facility that is a very small quantity generator when counting all of its hazardous waste, including both its hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and its non-pharmaceutical hazardous waste, remains subject to §262.14 and is not subject to Part 266 Subpart P, except for §§266.505 and 266.507 and the optional provisions of §266.504.

(Amended August 10, 1990; June 19, 1992, July 23, 1996, January 1, 1999)

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Section 262.11 Hazardous waste determination.

A person who generates a solid waste, as defined in §261.2, must make an accurate determination as to whether that waste is a hazardous waste in order to ensure wastes are properly managed according to these regulations. A hazardous waste determination is made by using the following steps:

(a) The hazardous waste determination for each solid waste must be made at the point of waste generation, before any dilution, mixing, or other alteration of the waste occurs, and at any time in the course of its management that it has, or may have, changed its properties as a result of exposure to the environment or other factors that may change the properties of the waste such that the hazardous waste classification of the waste may change.

(b) A person must determine whether the solid waste is excluded from regulation under §261.4 of these regulations.

(c) If the waste is not excluded under §261.4 of these regulations, the person must then use knowledge of the waste to determine whether the waste meets any of the listing descriptions under Part 261, Subpart D of these regulations. Acceptable knowledge that may be used in making an accurate determination as to whether the waste is listed may include waste origin, composition, the process producing the waste, feedstock, and other reliable and relevant information. If the waste is listed, the person may file a delisting petition under §§260.20 and 260.22 of these regulations to demonstrate to the Secretary that the waste from this particular site or operation is not a hazardous waste.

(d) The person then must also determine whether the waste exhibits one or more hazardous characteristics as identified in Part 261, Subpart C of these regulations by following the procedures in paragraph (d)(1) or (2) of this section, or a combination of both.

(1) The person must apply knowledge of the hazard characteristic of the waste in light of the materials or the processes used to generate the waste. Acceptable knowledge may include process knowledge (e.g., information about chemical feedstocks and other inputs to the production process); knowledge of products, by-products, and intermediates produced by the manufacturing process; chemical or physical characterization of wastes; information on the chemical and physical properties of the chemicals used or produced by the process or otherwise contained in the waste; testing that illustrates the properties of the waste; or other reliable and relevant information about the properties of the waste or its constituents. A test other than a test method set forth in Part 261, Subpart C of these regulations, may be used as part of a person's knowledge to determine whether a solid waste exhibits a characteristic of hazardous waste. However, such tests do not, by themselves, provide definitive results. Persons testing their waste must obtain a representative sample of the waste for the testing, as defined at §260.10 of these regulations.

(2) When available knowledge is inadequate to make an accurate determination, the person must test the waste according to the applicable methods set forth in Part 261, Subpart C of these regulations and in accordance with the following:

(i) Persons testing their waste must obtain a representative sample of the waste for the testing, as defined at §260.10 of these regulations.

(ii) Where a test method is specified in Part 261, Subpart C of these regulations, the results of the regulatory test, when properly performed, are definitive for determining the regulatory status of the waste.

(e) If the waste is determined to be hazardous, the generator must refer to Parts 261, 264, 265, 266, 268, and 273 of these regulations for other possible exclusions or restrictions pertaining to management of the specific waste.

(f) Recordkeeping for small and large quantity generators. A small or large quantity generator must maintain records supporting its hazardous waste determinations, including records that identify whether a solid waste is a hazardous waste, as defined by §261.3 of these regulations. Records must be maintained for at least three years from the date that the waste was last sent to on-site or off-site treatment, storage, or disposal. These records must comprise the generator's knowledge of the waste and support the generator's determination, as described in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section. The records must include, but are not limited to, the following types of information: The results of any tests, sampling, waste analyses, or other determinations made in accordance with this section; records documenting the tests, sampling, and analytical methods used to demonstrate the validity and relevance of such tests; records consulted in order to determine the process by which the waste was generated, the composition of the waste, and the properties of the waste; and records which explain the knowledge basis for the generator's determination, as described in paragraph (d)(1) of this section. The periods of record retention referred to in this section are extended automatically during the course of any unresolved enforcement action regarding the regulated activity or as requested by the Secretary.

(g) Identifying hazardous waste numbers for small and large quantity generators. If the waste is determined to be hazardous, small quantity generators and large quantity generators must identify all applicable EPA hazardous waste numbers (EPA hazardous waste codes) in Subparts C and D of Part 261 of these regulations. Prior to shipping the waste off site, the generator also must mark its containers with all applicable EPA hazardous waste numbers (EPA hazardous waste codes) according to §262.32 of these regulations.

(Amended August 10, 1990; June 19, 1992, July 23, 1996)

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Section 262.12 [ Reserved]

(Amended August 21, 2006)

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Section 262.13 Generator category determination.

A generator must determine its generator category. A generator's category is based on the amount of hazardous waste generated each month and may change from month to month. This section sets forth procedures to determine whether a generator is a very small quantity generator, a small quantity generator, or a large quantity generator for a particular month, as defined in §260.10 of these regulations.

(a) Generators of either acute hazardous waste or non-acute hazardous waste. A generator who either generates acute hazardous waste or non-acute hazardous waste in a calendar month shall determine its generator category for that month by doing the following:

(1) Counting the total amount of hazardous waste generated in the calendar month;

(2) Subtracting from the total any amounts of waste exempt from counting as described in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section; and

(3) Determining the resulting generator category for the hazardous waste generated using Table 1 of this section.

(b) Generators of both acute and non-acute hazardous wastes. A generator who generates both acute hazardous waste and non-acute hazardous waste in the same calendar month shall determine its generator category for that month by doing the following:

(1) Counting separately the total amount of acute hazardous waste and the total amount of non- acute hazardous waste generated in the calendar month;

(2) Subtracting from each total any amounts of waste exempt from counting as described in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section;

(3) Determining separately the resulting generator categories for the quantities of acute and non- acute hazardous waste generated using Table 1 of this section; and

(4) Comparing the resulting generator categories from paragraph (b)(3) of this section and applying the more stringent generator category to the accumulation and management of both non-acute hazardous waste and acute hazardous waste generated for that month.

 

Table 1 to §262.13—Generator Categories Based on Quantity of Waste Generated in a Calendar Month

 

(2) An indication of the hazards of the contents (examples include, but are not limited to, the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s) (i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic); hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart E (labeling) or Subpart F (placarding); a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704);
(c) A very small quantity generator experiencing an episodic event may generate and accumulate hazardous waste in accordance with Subpart L of this part in lieu of §§262.15, 262.16, and 262.17.
(a) A generator may accumulate as much as 55 gallons of non-acute hazardous waste and/or either one quart of liquid acute hazardous waste listed in §261.31 or §261.33(e) of these regulations or 1 kilogram (≈2.2 pounds) of solid acute hazardous waste listed in §261.31 or §261.33(e) of these regulations in containers at or near any point of generation where wastes initially accumulate which is under the control of the operator(s) of the process generating the waste, without a permit or interim status and without complying with the requirements of Parts 124, 264 through 266, and 122 of these regulations, provided that all of the conditions for exemption in this section are met. A generator may comply with the conditions for exemption in this section instead of complying with the conditions for exemption in §262.16(b) or §262.17(a), except as required in §262.15(a)(7) and (8). The conditions for exemption for satellite accumulation are:
(ii) An indication of the hazards of the contents (examples include, but are not limited to, the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s) (i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic); hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart E (labeling) or Subpart F (placarding); a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704).
(a) Generation. The generator generates in a calendar month no more than the amounts specified in the definition of “small quantity generator” in §260.10 of these regulations.
(b) Accumulation. The generator accumulates hazardous waste on site for no more than 180 days, unless in compliance with the conditions for exemption for longer accumulation in paragraphs (d) and (e) of this section. The following accumulation conditions also apply:
(1) Accumulation limit. The quantity of hazardous waste accumulated on site never exceeds 6,000 kilograms (≈13,200 pounds);
(i) Condition of containers. If a container holding hazardous waste is not in good condition, or if it begins to leak, the small quantity generator must immediately transfer the hazardous waste from this container to a container that is in good condition, or immediately manage the waste in some other way that complies with the conditions for exemption of this section.
(ii) Compatibility of waste with container. The small quantity generator must use a container made of or lined with materials that will not react with, and are otherwise compatible with, the hazardous waste to be accumulated, so that the ability of the container to contain the waste is not impaired.
(iv) Containment. In order to prevent the release of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents to the environment, secondary containment is required. Spilled or leaked waste and accumulated precipitation must be removed immediately from the secondary containment system. Spilled or leaked waste and accumulated precipitation is subject to the hazardous waste determination requirements in §262.11. Secondary containment must be provided by one of the following methods:
(3) The containment system must have sufficient capacity to contain 10% of the total volume of all containers or the volume of the largest container, whichever is greater. Containers that do not contain free liquids need not be considered in this determination;
(v) Inspections. At least weekly, the small quantity generator must inspect central accumulation areas. The small quantity generator must look for leaking containers and for deterioration of containers caused by corrosion or other factors. See paragraph (b)(2)(i) of this section for remedial action required if deterioration or leaks are detected. A written record of the inspections and remedial actions taken, if necessary, must be maintained onsite for a minimum of 3 years.
(vi) Special conditions for the accumulation of ignitable or reactive wastes. The small quantity generator must take precautions to prevent accidental ignition or reaction of ignitable or reactive waste. This waste must be separated and protected from sources of ignition or reaction including but not limited to the following: Open flames, smoking, cutting and welding, hot surfaces, frictional heat, sparks (static, electrical, or mechanical), spontaneous ignition (e.g., from heat-producing chemical reactions), and radiant heat. While ignitable or reactive waste is being handled, the small quantity generator must confine smoking and open flame to specially designated locations. “No Smoking” signs must be conspicuously placed wherever there is a hazard from ignitable or reactive waste.
(C) A container accumulating hazardous waste that is incompatible with any waste or other materials accumulated or stored nearby in other containers, piles, open tanks, or surface impoundments must be separated from the other materials or protected from them by means of a dike, berm, wall, or other device.
(i) Hazardous waste tanks having a capacity greater than or equal to 1,000 gallons. The small quantity generator must comply with § 265.112(f) and Part 265 Subpart J, with the exception of §265.191, §265.197, §265.200, and §265.202.
(1) Discharge control equipment (e.g., waste feed cutoff systems, by- pass systems, and drainage systems) at least once each operating day, to ensure that it is in good working order;
(c) The tank is used solely for emergencies.
(3) A small quantity generator must comply with the following special conditions for incompatible wastes:
(4) Accumulation of hazardous waste on drip pads. If the waste is placed on drip pads, the small quantity generator must comply with the following:
(5) Accumulation of hazardous waste in containment buildings. If the waste is placed in containment buildings, the small quantity generator must comply with Part 265 Subpart DD of these regulations. The generator must label its containment buildings with the words “Hazardous Waste” in a conspicuous place easily visible to employees, visitors, emergency responders, waste handlers, or other persons on site and also in a conspicuous place provide an indication of the hazards of the contents (examples include, but are not limited to, the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s) (i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic); hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart E (labeling) or Subpart F (placarding); a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704).The generator must also maintain:
(i) Containers. A small quantity generator must mark or label its containers with the following:
(B) An indication of the hazards of the contents (examples include, but are not limited to, the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s) (i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic); hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart E (labeling) or Subpart F (placarding); a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704); and
(ii) Tanks. A small quantity generator accumulating hazardous waste in tanks must do the following:
(B) Mark or label its tanks with an indication of the hazards of the contents (examples include, but are not limited to, the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s) (i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic); hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart E (labeling) or Subpart F (placarding); a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704);
(7) Land disposal restrictions. A small quantity generator must comply with all the applicable requirements under Part 268 of these regulations.
(i) Maintenance and operation of facility. A small quantity generator must maintain and operate its facility to minimize the possibility of a fire, explosion, or any unplanned sudden or non-sudden release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents to air, soil, or surface water which could threaten human health or the environment.
(ii) Required equipment. All areas where hazardous waste is either generated or accumulated must be equipped with the items in paragraphs (b)(8)(ii)(A) through (D) of this section (unless none of the hazards posed by waste handled at the facility could require a particular kind of equipment specified below or the actual waste generation or accumulation area does not lend itself for safety reasons to have a particular kind of equipment specified below). A small quantity generator shall determine the most appropriate locations to locate equipment necessary to prepare for and respond to emergencies.
(iii) Testing and maintenance of equipment. All communications or alarm systems, fire protection equipment, spill control equipment, and decontamination equipment, where required, must be tested and maintained as necessary to assure its proper operation in time of emergency.
(v) Required aisle space. The small quantity generator must maintain aisle space to allow the unobstructed movement of personnel, fire protection equipment, spill control equipment, and decontamination equipment to any area of facility operation in an emergency, unless aisle space is not needed for any of these purposes.
(9) Emergency procedures. The small quantity generator complies with the following conditions for those areas of the generator facility where hazardous waste is generated and accumulated:
(c) Transporting over 200 miles. A small quantity generator who must transport its waste, or offer its waste for transportation, due to there being no other option available, over a distance of 200 miles or more for off-site treatment, storage or disposal may accumulate hazardous waste on site for 270 days or less without a permit or without having interim status provided that the generator complies with the conditions of paragraph (b) of this section.
(d) Accumulation time limit extension. A small quantity generator who accumulates hazardous waste for more than 180 days (or for more than 270 days if it must transport its waste, or offer its waste for transportation, over a distance of 200 miles or more) is subject to the requirements of Parts 264, 265, 268, and 122 of these regulations unless it has been granted an extension to the 180-day (or 270-day if applicable) period. Such extension may be granted by DNREC if hazardous wastes must remain on site for longer than 180 days (or 270 days if applicable) due to unforeseen, temporary, and uncontrollable circumstances. An extension of up to 30 days may be granted at the discretion of the Secretary on a case-by-case basis.
(e) Rejected load. A small quantity generator who sends a shipment of hazardous waste to a designated facility with the understanding that the designated facility can accept and manage the waste and later receives that shipment back as a rejected load or residue in accordance with the manifest discrepancy provisions of §264.72 or §265.72 of these regulations may accumulate the returned waste on site in accordance with paragraphs (a)-(d) of this section. Upon receipt of the returned shipment, the generator must:
(a) Accumulation. A large quantity generator accumulates hazardous waste on site for no more than 90 days, unless in compliance with the accumulation time limit extension or F006 accumulation conditions for exemption in paragraphs (b) through (e) of this section. The following accumulation conditions also apply:
(1) Accumulation of hazardous waste in containers. If the hazardous waste is placed in containers, the large quantity generator must comply with the following:
(i) Air emission standards. The applicable requirements of Subparts AA, BB, and CC of Part 265 of these regulations;
(ii) Condition of containers. If a container holding hazardous waste is not in good condition, or if it begins to leak, the large quantity generator must immediately transfer the hazardous waste from this container to a container that is in good condition, or immediately manage the waste in some other way that complies with the conditions for exemption of this section;
(iii) Compatibility of waste with container. The large quantity generator must use a container made of or lined with materials that will not react with, and are otherwise compatible with, the hazardous waste to be stored, so that the ability of the container to contain the waste is not impaired;
(v) Containment. In order to prevent the release of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents to the environment, secondary containment is required. Spilled or leaked waste and accumulated precipitation must be removed immediately from the secondary containment system. Spilled or leaked waste and accumulated precipitation is subject to the hazardous waste determination requirements in §262.11. Secondary containment must be provided by one of the following methods:
(vi) Inspections. At least weekly, the large quantity generator must inspect central accumulation areas. The large quantity generator must look for leaking containers and for deterioration of containers caused by corrosion or other factors. See paragraph (a)(1)(ii) of this section for remedial action required if deterioration or leaks are detected. A written record of the inspections and remedial actions taken, if necessary, must be maintained onsite for a minimum of 3 years.
(B) The large quantity generator must take precautions to prevent accidental ignition or reaction of ignitable or reactive waste. This waste must be separated and protected from sources of ignition or reaction including but not limited to the following: Open flames, smoking, cutting and welding, hot surfaces, frictional heat, sparks (static, electrical, or mechanical), spontaneous ignition (e.g., from heat-producing chemical reactions), and radiant heat. While ignitable or reactive waste is being handled, the large quantity generator must confine smoking and open flame to specially designated locations. “No Smoking” signs must be conspicuously placed wherever there is a hazard from ignitable or reactive waste.
(2) Accumulation of hazardous waste in tanks. If the waste is placed in tanks, the large quantity generator must comply with the applicable requirements of Part 265 Subpart J, except §265.197(c) of closure and post-closure care and §265.200—Waste analysis and trial tests. The large quantity generator must also comply with the applicable requirements of Subparts AA, BB, and CC of Part 265 of these regulations.
(3) Accumulation of hazardous waste on drip pads. If the hazardous waste is placed on drip pads, the large quantity generator must comply with the following:
(4) Accumulation of hazardous waste in containment buildings. If the waste is placed in containment buildings, the large quantity generator must comply with Part 265 Subpart DD of these regulations. The generator must label its containment building with the words “Hazardous Waste” in a conspicuous place easily visible to employees, visitors, emergency responders, waste handlers, or other persons on site, and also in a conspicuous place provide an indication of the hazards of the contents (examples include, but are not limited to, the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s) (i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic); hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart E (labeling) or Subpart F (placarding); a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704). The generator must also maintain:
(i) Containers. A large quantity generator must mark or label its containers with the following:
(B) An indication of the hazards of the contents (examples include, but are not limited to, the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s) (i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic); hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart E (labeling) or Subpart F (placarding); a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704); and
(ii) Tanks. A large quantity generator accumulating hazardous waste in tanks must do the following:
(B) Mark or label its tanks with an indication of the hazards of the contents (examples include, but are not limited to, the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s) (i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic); hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart E (labeling) or Subpart F (placarding); a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704);
(6) Emergency procedures. The large quantity generator complies with the standards in Subpart M of this part, Preparedness, Prevention and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators.
(A) Facility personnel must successfully complete a program of classroom instruction, online training (e.g., computer-based or electronic), or on-the-job training that teaches them to perform their duties in a way that ensures compliance with this part. The large quantity generator must ensure that this program includes all the elements described in the document required under paragraph (a)(7)(iv) of this section.
(8) Closure. A large quantity generator accumulating hazardous wastes in containers, tanks, drip pads, and containment buildings, prior to closing a unit at the facility, or prior to closing the facility, must meet the following conditions:
(i) Notification for closure of a waste accumulation unit. A large quantity generator must perform one of the following when closing a waste accumulation unit:
(3) Any hazardous waste generated in the process of closing either the generator's facility or unit(s) accumulating hazardous waste must be managed in accordance with all applicable standards of Parts 262, 263, 265 and 268 of these regulations, including removing any hazardous waste contained in these units within 90 days of generating it and managing these wastes in a RCRA Subtitle C hazardous waste permitted treatment, storage and disposal facility or interim status facility. (4) If the generator demonstrates that any contaminated soils and wastes cannot be practicably removed or decontaminated as required in paragraph (a)(8)(ii)(A)(2) of this section, then the waste accumulation unit is considered to be a landfill and the generator must close the waste accumulation unit and perform post-closure care in accordance with the closure and post-closure care requirements that apply to landfills (§265.310 of these regulations). In addition, for the purposes of closure, post-closure, and financial responsibility, such a waste accumulation unit is then considered to be a landfill, and the generator must meet all of the requirements for landfills specified in Subparts G and H of Part 265 of these regulations.
(iv) Closure performance standards for drip pad waste accumulation units. At closure, the generator must comply with the closure requirements of paragraphs (a)(8)(ii) and (a)(8)(iii)(A)(1) and (3) of this section, and §265.445(a) and (b) of these regulations.
(9) Land disposal restrictions. The large quantity generator complies with all applicable requirements under Part 268 of these regulations.
(b) Accumulation time limit extension. A large quantity generator who accumulates hazardous waste for more than 90 days is subject to the requirements of Parts 124, 264 through 268, and Part 122 of these regulations, and the notification requirements of 7 Del.C. §6304(a), unless it has been granted an extension to the 90-day period. Such extension may be granted by DNREC if hazardous wastes must remain on site for longer than 90 days due to unforeseen, temporary, and uncontrollable circumstances. An extension of up to 30 days may be granted at the discretion of the Secretary on a case-by-case basis.
(c) Accumulation of F006. A large quantity generator who also generates wastewater treatment sludges from electroplating operations that meet the listing description for the EPA hazardous waste number F006, may accumulate F006 waste on site for more than 90 days, but not more than 180 days without being subject to Parts 124, 264 through 266 and 122 of these regulations, and the notification requirements of 7 Del.C. §6304(a), provided that it complies with all of the following additional conditions for exemption:
(B) An indication of the hazards of the contents (examples include, but are not limited to, the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s) (i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic); hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart E (labeling) or Subpart F (placarding); a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704).
(d) F006 transported over 200 miles. A large quantity generator who also generates wastewater treatment sludges from electroplating operations that meet the listing description for the EPA hazardous waste number F006, and who must transport this waste, or offer this waste for transportation, due to there being no other option, over a distance of 200 miles or more for off-site metals recovery, may accumulate F006 waste on site for more than 90 days, but not more than 270 days without being subject to Parts 124, 264 through 266, 122, and the notification requirements of 7 Del.C. §6304(a), if the large quantity generator complies with all of the conditions for exemption of paragraphs (c)(1) through (4) of this section.
(e) F006 accumulation time extension. A large quantity generator accumulating F006 in accordance with paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section who accumulates F006 waste on site for more than 180 days (or for more than 270 days if the generator must transport this waste, or offer this waste for transportation, over a distance of 200 miles or more), or who accumulates more than 20,000 kilograms of F006 waste on site is an operator of a storage facility and is subject to the requirements of Parts 124, 264, 265, and 122 of these regulations, and the notification requirements of 7 Del.C. §6304(a) unless the generator has been granted an extension to the 180-day (or 270-day if applicable) period or an exception to the 20,000 kilogram accumulation limit. Such extensions and exceptions may be granted by DNREC if F006 waste must remain on site for longer than 180 days (or 270 days if applicable) or if more than 20,000 kilograms of F006 waste must remain on site due to unforeseen, temporary, and uncontrollable circumstances. An extension of up to 30 days or an exception to the accumulation limit may be granted at the discretion of the Secretary on a case-by-case basis.
(f) Consolidation of hazardous waste received from very small quantity generators. Large quantity generators may accumulate on site hazardous waste received from very small quantity generators under control of the same person (as defined in §260.10 of these regulations), without a storage permit or interim status and without complying with the requirements of Parts 124, 264 through 268, and 122 of these regulations, and the notification requirements of 7 Del.C. §6304(a) provided that they comply with the following conditions. “Control,” for the purposes of this section, means the power to direct the policies of the generator, whether by the ownership of stock, voting rights, or otherwise, except that contractors who operate generator facilities on behalf of a different person shall not be deemed to “control” such generators.
(g) Rejected load. A large quantity generator who sends a shipment of hazardous waste to a designated facility with the understanding that the designated facility can accept and manage the waste and later receives that shipment back as a rejected load or residue in accordance with the manifest discrepancy provisions of §264.72 or §265.72 of these regulations may accumulate the returned waste on site in accordance with paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section. Upon receipt of the returned shipment, the generator must:

 

Section 262.20 General requirements.

(a)

(1) A generator who transports, or offers for transport, a hazardous waste for off-site treatment, storage, or disposal, or a treatment, storage, and disposal facility who offers for transport a rejected hazardous waste load, must accurately prepare a Manifest (U.S. OMB Control Number 2050-0039) on EPA Form 8700-22 and, if necessary EPA Form 8700-22A.

(2) The revised manifest form and procedures in §§260.10, 261.7, 262.20, 262.27, 262.32 of these regulations and 40 CFR § 262.21 are applicable to all manifested shipments of hazardous waste.

(3) Electronic manifest. In lieu of using the manifest form specified in paragraph (a)(1) of this section, a person required to prepare a manifest under paragraph (a)(1) of this section may prepare and use an electronic manifest, provided that the person: (i) Complies with the requirements in §262.24 for use of electronic manifests, and (ii) Complies with the requirements of 40 CFR 3.10 for the reporting of electronic documents to EPA.

(b) A generator must designate on the manifest one facility which is permitted to handle the waste described on the manifest.

(c) A generator may also designate on the manifest one alternate facility which is permitted to handle his waste in the event an emergency prevents delivery of the waste to the primary designated facility.

(d) If the transporter is unable to deliver the hazardous waste to the designated facility or the alternate facility, the generator must either designate another facility or instruct the transporter to return the waste.

(e) [Reserved]

(f) (1) The requirements of this subpart and §262.32(b) are not applicable to the transport, on a public or private right-of-way within or along the border of contiguous property under the control of the same person (even if such contiguous property is divided by a public or private right-of-way), of:

(i) explosives or munitions during an emergency response, or

(ii) military munitions as defined in §260.10 of these regulations, or

(iii) subject to the Department’s written approval, waste generated by a college or university that is taken to that generator’s accumulation area.

(2) Notwithstanding §263.10(a), the generator or transporter must comply with the requirements for transporters set forth in §263.30 and §263.31 in the event of a discharge of hazardous waste on a public or private right-of-way.

(Amended September 20, 1984, August 10, 1990, January 1, 1999, Amended August 21, 2006)

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Section 262.21 Manifest tracking numbers, manifest printing, and obtaining manifests

Refer to 40 CFR §262.21 for these requirements.

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Section 262.22 Number of copies.

The manifest consists of at least the number of copies which will provide the generator, each transporter, and the owner or operator of the designated facility with one copy each for their records and another copy to be returned to the generator.

(Amended January 1, 1999)

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Section 262.23 Use of the manifest.

(a) The generator must:

(1) Sign the manifest certification by hand; and

(2) Obtain the handwritten signature of the initial transporter and date of acceptance on the manifest; and

(3) Retain one copy in accordance with §262.40(a).

(b) The generator must give the transporter the remaining copies of the manifest.

(c) For shipments of hazardous waste within the United States solely by water (bulk shipments only), the generator must send three copies of the manifest dated and signed in accordance with this section to the owner or operator of the designated facility or the last water (bulk shipment) transporter to handle the waste in the United States if exported by water. Copies of the manifest are not required for each transporter.

(d) For rail shipments of hazardous waste within the United States which originate at the site of generation the generator must send at least three copies of the manifest dated and signed in accordance with this section to:

(1) The next non-rail transporter, if any; or

(2) The designated facility if transported solely by rail; or

(3) The last rail transporter to handle the waste in the United States if exported by rail.

(e) For shipments of hazardous waste to a designated facility in an authorized state which has not yet obtained authorization to regulate that particular waste as hazardous, the generator must assure that the designated facility agrees to sign and return the manifest to the generator, and that any out-of-state transporter signs and forwards the manifest to the designated facility.

Note: See §263.20(e) and (f) for special provisions for rail or water (bulk shipment) transporters.

(f) For rejected shipments of hazardous waste or container residues contained in non-empty containers that are returned to the generator by the designated facility (following the procedures of §§264.72(f) or §§265.72(f)), the generator must:
(1) Sign either:
(i) Item 20 of the new manifest if a new manifest is used for the returned shipment; or
(ii) Item 18c of the original manifest if the original manifest is used for the returned shipment;
(2) Provide the transporter a copy of the manifest;
(3) Within 30 days of delivery of the rejected shipment or container residues contained in non-empty containers, send a copy of the manifest to the designated facility that returned the shipment to the generator; and
(4) Retain at the generator’s site a copy of each manifest for at least three years from the date of delivery.

(Amended June 19, 1992, January 1, 1999, August 23, 1999)

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Section 262.24 Use of the electronic manifest.

(a) Legal equivalence to paper manifests. Electronic manifests that are obtained, completed, and transmitted in accordance with §262.20(a)(3), and used in accordance with this section in lieu of EPA Forms 8700-22 and 8700-22A are the legal equivalent of paper manifest forms bearing handwritten signatures, and satisfy for all purposes any requirement in these regulations to obtain, complete, sign, provide, use, or retain a manifest.

(1) Any requirement in these regulations to sign a manifest or manifest certification by hand, or to obtain a handwritten signature, is satisfied by signing with or obtaining a valid and enforceable electronic signature within the meaning of 40 CFR §262.25.

(2) Any requirement in these regulations to give, provide, send, forward, or return to another person a copy of the manifest is satisfied when an electronic manifest is transmitted to the other person by submission to the system.

(3) Any requirement in these regulations for a generator to keep or retain a copy of each manifest is satisfied by retention of a signed electronic manifest in the generator's account on the national e-Manifest system, provided that such copies are readily available for viewing and production if requested by any EPA or DNREC inspector.

(4) No generator may be held liable for the inability to produce an electronic manifest for inspection under this section if the generator can demonstrate that the inability to produce the electronic manifest is due exclusively to a technical difficulty with the electronic manifest system for which the generator bears no responsibility.

(b) A generator may participate in the electronic manifest system either by accessing the electronic manifest system from its own electronic equipment, or by accessing the electronic manifest system from portable equipment brought to the generator's site by the transporter who accepts the hazardous waste shipment from the generator for off-site transportation.

(c) Restriction on use of electronic manifests. A generator may use an electronic manifest for the tracking of waste shipments involving any RCRA hazardous waste only if it is known at the time the manifest is originated that all waste handlers named on the manifest participate in use of the electronic manifest, except that:

(1) A generator may sign by hand and retain a paper copy of the manifest signed by hand by the initial transporter, in lieu of executing the generator copy electronically, thereby enabling the transporter and subsequent waste handlers to execute the remainder of the manifest copies electronically.

(2) [Reserved]

(d) Requirement for one printed copy. To the extent the Hazardous Materials regulation on shipping papers for carriage by public highway requires shippers of hazardous materials to supply a paper document for compliance with 49 CFR 177.817, a generator originating an electronic manifest must also provide the initial transporter with one printed copy of the electronic manifest.

(e) Special procedures when electronic manifest is unavailable. If a generator has prepared an electronic manifest for a hazardous waste shipment, but the electronic manifest system becomes unavailable for any reason prior to the time that the initial transporter has signed electronically to acknowledge the receipt of the hazardous waste from the generator, then the generator must obtain and complete a paper manifest and if necessary, a continuation sheet (EPA Forms 8700-22 and 8700-22A) in accordance with the manifest instructions, and use these paper forms from this point forward in accordance with the requirements of §262.23.

(f) Special procedures for electronic signature methods undergoing tests. If a generator has prepared an electronic manifest for a hazardous waste shipment, and signs this manifest electronically using an electronic signature method which is undergoing pilot or demonstration tests aimed at demonstrating the practicality or legal dependability of the signature method, then the generator shall also sign with an ink signature the generator/offeror certification on the printed copy of the manifest provided under paragraph (d) of this section.

[Reserved]

(h)Post-receipt manifest data corrections. After facilities have certified to the receipt of hazardous wastes by signing Item 20 of the manifest, any post-receipt data corrections may be submitted at any time by any interested person (e.g., waste handler) named on the manifest. Generators may participate electronically in the post-receipt data corrections process by following the process described in §264.71(l) of these regulations, which applies to corrections made to either paper or electronic manifest records.

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Section 262.25 Electronic manifest signatures.

(a) Electronic signature methods for the e-Manifest system shall:

(1) Be a legally valid and enforceable signature under applicable EPA and other Federal requirements pertaining to electronic signatures; and

(2) Be a method that is designed and implemented in a manner that EPA considers to be as cost-effective and practical as possible for the users of the manifest.

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Section 262.27 Waste minimization certification.

A generator who initiates a shipment of hazardous waste must certify to one of the following statements in Item 15 of the uniform hazardous waste manifest:

(a) ''I am a large quantity generator. I have a program in place to reduce the volume and toxicity of waste generated to the degree I have determined to be economically practicable and I have selected the practicable method of treatment, storage, or disposal currently available to me which minimizes the present and future threat to human health and the environment;'' or

(b) ''I am a small quantity generator. I have made a good faith effort to minimize my waste generation and select the best waste management method that is available to me and that I can afford.''

(Amended August 23, 1999, August 21, 2006)

 

 

Section 262.30 Packaging.

Before transporting hazardous waste or offering hazardous waste for transportation off-site, a generator must package the waste in accordance with the applicable Department of Transportation regulations on packaging under 49 CFR Parts 173, 178, and 179.

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Section 262.31 Labeling.

Before transporting or offering hazardous waste for transportation off site, a generator must label each package in accordance with the applicable Department of Transportation regulations on hazardous materials under 49 CFR Part 172.

 

Section 262.32 Marking.

(a) Before transporting or offering hazardous waste for transportation off site, a generator must mark each package of hazardous waste in accordance with the applicable Department of Transportation regulations on hazardous materials under 49 CFR Part 172;

(b) Before transporting hazardous waste or offering hazardous waste for transportation off site, a generator must mark each container of 119 gallons or less used in such transportation with the following words and information in accordance with the requirements of 49 CFR 172.304:

(1) HAZARDOUS WASTE—Federal Law Prohibits Improper Disposal. If found, contact the nearest police or public safety authority or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

(2) Generator's Name and Address:

(3) Generator's EPA Identification Number:

(4) Manifest Tracking Number:

(5) EPA Hazardous Waste Number(s):

(c) A generator may use a nationally recognized electronic system, such as bar coding, to identify the EPA Hazardous Waste Number(s), as required by paragraph (b)(5) or paragraph (d).

(d) Lab packs that will be incinerated in compliance with §268.42(c) are not required to be marked with EPA Hazardous Waste Number(s), except D004, D005, D006, D007, D008, D010, and D011, where applicable.

(Amended August 21, 2006)

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Section 262.33 Placarding.

Before transporting hazardous waste or offering hazardous waste for transportation off-site, a generator must placard or offer the initial transporter the appropriate placards according to Department of Transportation regulations for hazardous materials under 49 CFR Part 172, Subpart F.

(Amended August 21, 2006)

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Section 262.34 [Reserved]

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Section 262.35 Liquids in Landfills Prohibition

The placement of bulk or non-containerized liquid hazardous waste or hazardous waste containing free liquids (whether or not sorbents have been added) in any landfill is prohibited. Prior to disposal in a hazardous waste landfill, liquids must meet additional requirements as specified in §§264.314 and 265.314 of these regulations.

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Section 262.40 Recordkeeping.

(a) A generator must keep a copy of each manifest signed in accordance with §262.23(a) for three years or until he receives a signed copy from the designated facility which received the waste. This signed copy must be retained as a record for at least three years from the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter.

(b) A generator must keep a copy of each Annual Report and Exception Report for a period of at least three years from the due date of the report.

(c) See §262.11(f) for recordkeeping requirements for documenting hazardous waste determinations.

(d) The periods of retention referred to in this section are extended automatically during the course of any unresolved enforcement action regarding the regulated activity or as requested by the Secretary.

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Section 262.41 Annual Reporting for Large Quantity Generators.

(a) A generator who is a large quantity generator for at least one month of a year who ships any hazardous waste off-site to a treatment, storage or disposal facility within the United States must complete and submit to the Secretary EPA Form 8700-13 A/B or a form approved by the Secretary by March 1 of the following year and must cover all generator activities during the previous year.

(b) Any generator who is a large quantity generator for at least one month of a year who treats, stores, or disposes of hazardous waste on site must complete and submit to the Secretary EPA Form 8700-13 A/B or a form approved by the Secretary by March 1 of the following year covering those wastes in accordance with the provisions of Parts 264, 265, 266, and 122 of these regulations. This requirement also applies to large quantity generators that receive hazardous waste from very small quantity generators pursuant to §262.17(f).

(c) Exports of hazardous waste to foreign countries are not required to be reported on the Annual Report form. A separate annual report requirement is set forth at §262.83(g) for hazardous waste exporters.

(Amended November 21, 1985; August 29, 1988; June 19, 1992, January 1, 1999)

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Section 262.42 Exception Reporting.

(a) A generator who does not receive a copy of the manifest with the hand written signature of the owner or operator of the designated facility within thirty five (35) days of the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter must contact the transporter and/or the owner or operator of the designated facility to determine the status of the hazardous waste, and if it has not been delivered the generator must identify the shipment and report it to the State in which the shipment originated.

(b) A generator must submit an Exception Report to the DNREC within 5 calendar days if he has not received a copy of the manifest/shipping paper with the handwritten signature of the owner or operator of the designated facility within 45 days of the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter. The generator must also notify the State in which the manifest designated facility is located and the State to which the shipment may have been delivered. The Exception Report must include:

(1) A legible copy of the manifest for which the generator does not have confirmation of delivery;

(2) A cover letter signed by the generator or his authorized representative explaining the efforts taken to locate the hazardous waste and the results of those efforts.

(c) For rejected shipments of hazardous waste or container residues contained in non-empty containers that are forwarded to an alternate facility by a designated facility using a new manifest (following the procedures of §§264.72(e)(1) through (6) or §§265.72(e)(1) through (6) ), the generator must comply with the requirements of paragraph (a) or (b) of this section, as applicable, for the shipment forwarding the material from the designated facility to the alternate facility instead of for the shipment from the generator to the designated facility. For purposes of paragraph (a) or (b) of this section for a shipment forwarding such waste to an alternate facility by a designated facility:
(1) The copy of the manifest received by the generator must have the handwritten signature of the owner or operator of the alternate facility in place of the signature of the owner or operator of the designated facility, and
(2) The 35/45-day timeframes begin the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter forwarding the hazardous waste shipment from the designated facility to the alternate facility.

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Section 262.43 Additional Reporting.

(a) The Secretary, as he deems necessary under 7 Del.C. §6305(a)(10), may require generators to furnish additional reports concerning the quantities, management, and disposition of wastes identified or listed in Part 261.
(1) The Department shall provide generators a reasonable amount of time to complete and return a checklist. At a minimum, the generator shall have 14 days from the date of receipt to return the checklist. A checklist is deemed returned on the date it is received by the Department.
(2) The Self-Certification Checklist shall contain a certification in substantially the following form, which must be signed by an authorized representative of the generator:
"I, the undersigned representative, certify that I have personally examined and am familiar with the information contained in this submittal. The information contained in this submittal is to the best of my knowledge, true, accurate, and complete in all respects. I am fully authorized to make this certification on behalf of this generator. I am aware that there are significant penalties including, but not limited to, possible fines and imprisonment for willfully submitting false, inaccurate, or incomplete information."

 

Section 262.44 Special Requirements for Small Quantity Generators.

A small quantity generator is subject only to the following independent requirements in this subpart:

(a) Section 262.40(a), (c), and (d), recordkeeping;

(b) Section 262.42(b), exception reporting; and

(c) Section 262.43, additional reporting.

(Amended August 29, 1988; August 10, 1990)

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(Amended August 29, 1988; July 26, 1994, January 1, 1999, August 21, 2006)

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(Amended August 29, 1988, August 21, 2006)

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Section 262.70 Farmers.

A farmer disposing of waste pesticides from his own use which are hazardous wastes is not required to comply with the standards in this part or other standards in Part 122, 264, 265, or 268 for those wastes provided he triple rinses each emptied pesticide container in accordance with §261.7(b)(3) and disposes of the pesticide residues on his own farm in a manner consistent with the disposal instructions on the pesticide label.

(Amended June 19, 1992)

 

 

Section 262.80 Applicability.

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Section 262.81 Definitions.

“Competent authority” means the regulatory authority or authorities of concerned countries having jurisdiction over transboundary movements of wastes.
“Countries concerned” means the countries of export or import and any countries of transit.
“Country of export” means any country from which a transboundary movement of hazardous wastes is planned to be initiated or is initiated.
“Country of import” means any country to which a transboundary movement of hazardous wastes is planned or takes place for the purpose of submitting the wastes to recovery or disposal operations therein.
“Country of transit” means any country other than the country of export or country of import across which a transboundary movement of hazardous wastes is planned or takes place.
“Disposal operations” means activities which do not lead to the possibility of resource recovery, recycling, reclamation, direct re-use or alternate uses, which include:
(1) D1 Release or Deposit into or onto land, other than by any of operations D2 through D5 or D12.
(2) D2 Land treatment, such as biodegradation of liquids or sludges in soils.
(3) D3 Deep injection, such as injection into wells, salt domes or naturally occurring repositories.
(4) D4 Surface impoundment, such as placing of liquids or sludges into pits, ponds or lagoons.
(5) D5 Specially engineered landfill, such as placement into lined discrete cells which are capped and isolated from one another and the environment.
(6) D6 Release into a water body other than a sea or ocean, and other than by operation D4.
(7) D7 Release into a sea or ocean, including sea-bed insertion, other than by operation D4.
(8) D8 Biological treatment not specified elsewhere in operations D1 through D12, which results in final compounds or mixtures which are discarded by means of any of operations D1 through D12.
(9) D9 Physical or chemical treatment not specified elsewhere in operations D1 through D12, such as evaporation, drying, calcination, neutralization, or precipitation, which results in final compounds or mixtures which are discarded by means of any of operations D1through D12.
(10) D10 Incineration on land.
(11) D11 Incineration at sea.
(12) D12 Permanent storage.
(13) D13 Blending or mixing, prior to any of operations D1 through D12.
(14) D14 Repackaging, prior to any of operations D1 through D13.
(15) D15 (or DC17 for transboundary movements with Canada only) Interim Storage, prior to any of operations D1 through D12.
(16) DC15 Release, including the venting of compressed or liquified gases, or treatment, other than by any of operations D1 to D12 (for transboundary movements with Canada only).
(17) DC16 Testing of a new technology to dispose of a hazardous waste (for transboundary movements with Canada only).
“EPA Acknowledgment of Consent (AOC)” means the letter EPA sends to the exporter documenting the specific terms of the country of import's consent and the country(ies) of transit's consent(s). The AOC meets the definition of an export license in U.S. Census Bureau regulations 15 CFR 30.1.
“Export” means the transportation of hazardous waste from a location under the jurisdiction of the United States to a location under the jurisdiction of another country, or a location not under the jurisdiction of any country, for the purposes of recovery or disposal operations therein.
“Exporter”, also known as primary exporter on the RCRA hazardous waste manifest, means the person domiciled in the United States who is required to originate the movement document in accordance with
“Foreign exporter” means the person under the jurisdiction of the country of export who has, or will have at the time the planned transboundary movement commences, possession or other forms of legal control of the hazardous wastes and who proposes shipment of the hazardous wastes to the United States for recovery or disposal operations.
“Foreign importer” means the person to whom possession or other form of legal control of the hazardous waste is assigned at the time the exported hazardous waste is received in the country of import.
“Foreign receiving facility” means a facility which, under the importing country's applicable domestic law, is operating or is authorized to operate in the country of import to receive the hazardous wastes and to perform recovery or disposal operations on them.
“Import” means the transportation of hazardous waste from a location under the jurisdiction of another country to a location under the jurisdiction of the United States for the purposes of recovery or disposal operations therein.
“Importer” means the person to whom possession or other form of legal control of the hazardous waste is assigned at the time the imported hazardous waste is received in the United States.
“OECD” means the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
“OECD area” means all land or marine areas under the national jurisdiction of any OECD Member
“OECD Member country” means the countries that are members of the OECD and participate in the Amended 2001 OECD Decision. (EPA provides a list of OECD Member countries at https://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/international-agreements-transboundary-shipments-waste). “Receiving facility” means a U.S. facility which, under RCRA and other applicable domestic laws, is operating or is authorized to operate to receive hazardous wastes and to perform recovery or disposal operations on them.
“Recovery operations” means activities leading to resource recovery, recycling, reclamation, direct re- use or alternative uses, which include:
(1) R1 Use as a fuel (other than in direct incineration) or other means to generate energy.
(2) R2 Solvent reclamation/regeneration.
(3) R3 Recycling/reclamation of organic substances which are not used as solvents.
(4) R4 Recycling/reclamation of metals and metal compounds.
(5) R5 Recycling/reclamation of other inorganic materials.
(6) R6 Regeneration of acids or bases.
(7) R7 Recovery of components used for pollution abatement.
(8) R8 Recovery of components used from catalysts.
(9) R9 Used oil re-refining or other reuses of previously used oil.
(10) R10 Land treatment resulting in benefit to agriculture or ecological improvement.
(11) R11 Uses of residual materials obtained from any of the operations numbered R1 through R10 or RC14 (for transboundary shipments with Canada only).
(12) R12 Exchange of wastes for submission to any of the operations numbered R1 through R11 or RC14 (for transboundary shipments with Canada only).
(13) R13 Accumulation of material intended for any operation numbered R1 through R12 or RC14 (for transboundary shipments with Canada only).
(14) RC14 Recovery or regeneration of a substance or use or re-use of a recyclable material, other than by any of operations R1 to R10 (for transboundary shipments with Canada only).
(15) RC15 Testing of a new technology to recycle a hazardous recyclable material (for transboundary shipments with Canada only).
(16) RC16 Interim storage prior to any of operations R1 to R11 or RC14 (for transboundary shipments with Canada only).
“Transboundary movement” means any movement of hazardous wastes from an area under the national jurisdiction of one country to an area under the national jurisdiction of another country.

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Section 262.82 General conditions.

(1) Green list wastes.
(i) Green wastes that are not hazardous wastes are subject to existing controls normally applied to commercial transactions, and are not subject to the requirements of this subpart.
(ii) Green wastes that are hazardous wastes are subject to the requirements of this subpart.
(2) Amber list wastes.
(i) Amber wastes that are hazardous wastes are subject to the requirements of this subpart, even if they are imported to or exported from a country that does not consider the waste to be hazardous or control the transboundary shipment as a hazardous waste import or export.
(A) For exports, the exporter must comply with §262.83.
(B) For imports, the recovery or disposal facility and the importer must comply
(ii) Amber wastes that are not hazardous wastes, but are considered hazardous by the other country are subject to the Amber control procedures in the country that considers the waste hazardous, and are not subject to the requirements of this subpart. All responsibilities of the importer or exporter shift to the foreign importer or foreign exporter in the other country that considers the waste hazardous unless the parties make other arrangements through contracts.
[Note to Paragraph (a)(2): Some Amber list wastes are not listed or otherwise identified as hazardous under RCRA, and therefore are not subject to the requirements of this subpart. Regardless of the status of the waste under RCRA, however, other Federal environmental statutes (e.g., the Toxic Substances Control Act) restrict certain waste imports or exports. Such restrictions continue to apply with regard to this subpart.]
(3) Mixtures of wastes.
(i) A Green waste that is mixed with one or more other Green wastes such that the resulting mixture is not hazardous waste is not subject to the requirements of this subpart.
[Note to Paragraph (a)(3)(i): The regulated community should note that some countries may require, by domestic law, that mixtures of different Green wastes be subject to the Amber control procedures.]
(ii) A Green waste that is mixed with one or more Amber wastes, in any amount, de minimis or otherwise, or a mixture of two or more Amber wastes, such that the resulting waste mixture is hazardous waste is subject to the requirements of this subpart.
[Note to Paragraph (a)(3)(ii): The regulated community should note that some countries may require, by domestic law, that a mixture of a Green waste and more than a de minimis amount of an Amber waste or a mixture of two or more Amber wastes be subject to the Amber control procedures.]
(4) Wastes not yet assigned to an OECD waste list are eligible for transboundary movements, as follows:
(i) If such wastes are hazardous wastes, such wastes are subject to the requirements of this subpart.
(ii) If such wastes are not hazardous wastes, such wastes are not subject to the requirements of this subpart.
(1) The hazardous waste must be destined for recovery or disposal operations at a facility that, under applicable domestic law, is operating or is authorized to operate in the country of import;
(2) The transboundary movement must be in compliance with applicable international transport agreements; and
[Note to Paragraph (b)(2): These international agreements include, but are not limited to, the Chicago Convention (1944), ADR (1957), ADNR (1970), MARPOL Convention (1973/1978), SOLAS Convention (1974), IMDG Code (1985), COTIF (1985), and RID (1985).]
(3) Any transit of hazardous waste through one or more countries must be conducted in compliance with all applicable international and national laws and regulations.
(1) For postal mail delivery, the Office of Land and Emergency Management, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, Materials Recovery and Waste Management Division, International Branch (Mail Code 2255A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460.
(2) For hand-delivery, the Office of Land and Emergency Management, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, Materials Recovery and Waste Management Division, International Branch (Mail Code 2255A), Environmental Protection Agency, William Jefferson Clinton South Building, Room 6144, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004.

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Section 262.83 Notification and consent.

(1) The exporter complies with the contract requirements in paragraph (f) of this section;
(2) The exporter complies with the notification requirements in paragraph (b) of this section;
(3) The exporter receives an AOC from EPA documenting consent from the countries of import and transit (and original country of export if exporting previously imported hazardous waste);
(4) The exporter ensures compliance with the movement documents requirements in paragraph (d) of this section;
(5) The exporter ensures compliance with the manifest instructions for export shipments in paragraph (c) of this section; and
(6) The exporter or a U.S. authorized agent:
(i) For shipments initiated prior to the AES filing compliance date of December 31, 2017, does one of the following:
(A) Submits Electronic Export Information (EEI) for each shipment to the Automated Export System (AES) or its successor system, under the International Trade Data System (ITDS) platform, in accordance with 15 CFR 30.4(b), and includes the following items in the EEI, along with the other information required under 15 CFR 30.6:
(1) EPA license code;
(2) Commodity classification code for each hazardous waste per 15 CFR 30.6(a)(12);
(3) EPA consent number for each hazardous waste;
(4) Country of ultimate destination code per 15 CFR 30.6(a)(5);
(5) Date of export per 15 CFR 30.6(a)(2);
(6) RCRA hazardous waste manifest tracking number, if required;
(7) Quantity of each hazardous waste in shipment and units for reported quantity, if required reporting units established by value for the reported commodity classification number are in units of weight or volume per 15 CFR 30.6(a)(15); or
(8) EPA net quantity for each hazardous waste reported in units of kilograms if solid or in units of liters if liquid, if required reporting units established by value for the reported commodity classification number are not in units of weight or volume.
(B) Complies with a paper-based process by:
(1) Attaching paper documentation of consent (i.e., a copy of the EPA Acknowledgment of Consent, international movement document) to the manifest, or shipping papers if a manifest is not required, which must accompany the hazardous waste shipment. For exports by rail or water (bulk shipment), the primary exporter must provide the transporter with the paper documentation of consent which must accompany the hazardous waste but which need not be attached to the manifest except that for exports by water (bulk shipment) the primary exporter must attach the paper documentation of consent to the shipping paper.
(2) Providing the transporter with an additional copy of the manifest, and instructing the transporter via mail, email or fax to deliver that copy to the U.S. Customs official at the point the hazardous waste leaves the United States in accordance with §263.20(g)(4)(ii).
(ii) For shipments initiated on or after the AES filing compliance date of December 31, 2017, submits Electronic Export Information (EEI) for each shipment to the Automated Export System (AES) or its successor system, under the International Trade Data System (ITDS) platform, in accordance with 15 CFR 30.4(b), and includes the following items in the EEI, along with the other information required under 15 CFR 30.6:
(A) EPA license code;
(B) Commodity classification code for each hazardous waste per 15 CFR 30.6(a)(12);
(C) EPA consent number for each hazardous waste;
(D) Country of ultimate destination code per 15 CFR 30.6(a)(5);
(E) Date of export per 15 CFR 30.6(a)(2);
(F) RCRA hazardous waste manifest tracking number, if required;
(G) Quantity of each hazardous waste in shipment and units for reported quantity, if required reporting units established by value for the reported commodity classification number are in units of weight or volume per 15 CFR 30.6(a)(15); or
(H) EPA net quantity for each hazardous waste reported in units of kilograms if solid or in units of liters if liquid, if required reporting units established by value for the reported commodity classification number are not in units of weight or volume.
(1) General notifications. At least sixty (60) days before the first shipment of hazardous waste is expected to leave the United States, the exporter must provide notification in English to EPA of the proposed transboundary movement. Notifications must be submitted electronically using EPA's Waste Import Export Tracking System (WIETS), or its successor system. The notification may cover up to one year of shipments of one or more hazardous wastes being sent to the same recovery or disposal facility, and must include all of the following information:
(i) Exporter name and EPA identification number, address, telephone, fax numbers, and email address;
(ii) Foreign receiving facility name, address, telephone, fax numbers, email address, technologies employed, and the applicable recovery or disposal operations as defined in
(iii) Foreign importer name (if not the owner or operator of the foreign receiving facility), address, telephone, fax numbers, and email address;
(iv) Intended transporter(s) and/or their agent(s); address, telephone, fax, and email address;
(v) “U.S.” as the country of export name, “USA01” as the relevant competent authority code, and the intended U.S. port(s) of exit;
(vi) The ISO standard 3166 country name 2-digit code, OECD/Basel competent authority code, and the ports of entry and exit for each country of transit;
(vii) The ISO standard 3166 country name 2-digit code, OECD/Basel competent authority
(viii) Statement of whether the notification covers a single shipment or multiple shipments;
(ix) Start and End Dates requested for transboundary movements;
(x) Means of transport planned to be used;
(xi) Description(s) of each hazardous waste, including whether each hazardous waste is regulated universal waste under Part 273 of these regulations, spent lead-acid batteries being exported for recovery of lead under Part 266, Subpart G of these regulations, or industrial ethyl alcohol being exported for reclamation under §261.6(a)(3)(i), estimated total quantity of each waste in either metric tons or cubic meters, the applicable RCRA waste code(s) for each hazardous waste, the applicable OECD waste code from the lists incorporated by reference in §260.11, and the United Nations/U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) ID number for each waste;
(xii) Specification of the recovery or disposal operation(s) as defined in §262.81. (xiii) Certification/Declaration signed by the exporter that states:
Name:
Signature:
Date:
(2) Exports to pre-consented recovery facilities in OECD Member countries. If the recovery facility is located in an OECD member country and has been pre-consented by the competent authority of the OECD member country to recover the waste sent by exporters located in other OECD member countries, the notification may cover up to three years of shipments. Notifications proposing export to a pre-consented facility in an OECD member country must include all information listed in paragraphs (b)(1)(i) through (b)(1)(xiii) of this section and additionally state that the facility is pre-consented. Exporters must submit the notification to EPA using the allowable methods listed in paragraph (b)(1) of this section at least ten days before the first shipment is expected to leave the United States.
(3) Notifications listing interim recycling operations or interim disposal operations. If the foreign receiving facility listed in paragraph (b)(1)(ii) of this section will engage in any of the interim recovery operations R12 or R13 or interim disposal operations D13 through D15, or in the case of transboundary movements with Canada, any of the interim recovery operations R12, R13, or RC16, or interim disposal operations D13 to D14, or DC17, the notification submitted according to paragraph (b)(1) of this section must also include the final foreign recovery or disposal facility name, address, telephone, fax numbers, email address, technologies employed, and which of the applicable recovery or disposal operations R1 through R11 and D1 through D12, or in the case of transboundary movements with Canada, which of the applicable recovery or disposal operations R1 through R11, RC14 to RC15, D1 through D12, and DC15 to DC16 will be employed at the final foreign recovery or disposal facility. The recovery and disposal operations in this paragraph are defined in §262.81.
(4) Re-notifications. When the exporter wishes to change any of the information specified on the original notification (including increasing the estimate of the total quantity of hazardous waste specified in the original notification or adding transporters), the exporter must submit a re- notification of the changes to EPA using the allowable methods in paragraph (b)(1) of this section. Any shipment using the requested changes cannot take place until the countries of import and transit consent to the changes and the exporter receives an EPA AOC letter documenting the countries' consents to the changes.
(5) For cases where the proposed country of import and recovery or disposal operations are not covered under an international agreement to which both the United States and the country of import are parties, EPA will coordinate with the Department of State to provide the complete
(6) Where the countries of import and transit consent to the proposed transboundary movement(s) of the hazardous waste(s), EPA will forward an EPA AOC letter to the exporter documenting the countries' consents. Where any of the countries of import and transit objects to the proposed transboundary movement(s) of the hazardous waste or withdraws a prior consent, EPA will notify the exporter.
(7) Export of hazardous wastes for recycling or disposal operations that were originally imported into the United States for recycling or disposal operations in a third country is prohibited unless an exporter in the United States complies with the export requirements in §262.83, including providing notification to EPA in accordance with paragraph (b)(1) of this section. In addition to listing all required information in paragraphs (b)(1)(i) through (b)(1)(xiii) of this section, the exporter must provide the original consent number issued for the initial import of the wastes in the notification, and receive an AOC from EPA documenting the consent of the competent authorities in new country of import, the original country of export, and any transit countries prior to re-export.
(8) Upon request by EPA, the exporter must furnish to EPA any additional information which the country of import requests in order to respond to a notification.
(1) In lieu of the name, site address and EPA ID number of the designated permitted facility, the exporter must enter the name and site address of the foreign receiving facility;
(2) In the International Shipments block, the exporter must check the export box and enter the U.S. port of exit (city and State) from the United States.
(3) The exporter must list the consent number from the AOC for each hazardous waste listed on the manifest, matched to the relevant list number for the hazardous waste from block 9b. If additional space is needed, the exporter should use a Continuation Sheet(s) (EPA Form 8700- 22A).
(4) The exporter may obtain the manifest from any source that is registered with the U.S. EPA as a supplier of manifests (e.g., states, waste handlers, and/or commercial forms printers).
(1) All exporters must ensure that a movement document meeting the conditions of paragraph (d)(2) of this section accompanies each transboundary movement of hazardous wastes from the initiation of the shipment until it reaches the foreign receiving facility, including cases in which the hazardous waste is stored and/or sorted by the foreign importer prior to shipment to the foreign receiving facility, except as provided in paragraphs (d)(1)(i) and (ii) of this section.
(i) For shipments of hazardous waste within the United States solely by water (bulk shipments only), the exporter must forward the movement document to the last water (bulk shipment) transporter to handle the hazardous waste in the United States if exported by water.
(ii) For rail shipments of hazardous waste within the United States which start from the company originating the export shipment, the exporter must forward the movement document to the next non-rail transporter, if any, or the last rail transporter to handle the hazardous waste in the United States if exported by rail.
(2) The movement document must include the following paragraphs (d)(2)(i) through (xv) of this section:
(i) The corresponding consent number(s) and hazardous waste number(s) for the listed hazardous waste from the relevant EPA AOC(s);
(ii) The shipment number and the total number of shipments from the EPA AOC;
(iii) Exporter name and EPA identification number, address, telephone, fax numbers, and email address;
(iv)Foreign receiving facility name, address, telephone, fax numbers, email address,
(v) Foreign importer name (if not the owner or operator of the foreign receiving facility), address, telephone, fax numbers, and email address;
(vi) Description(s) of each hazardous waste, quantity of each hazardous waste in the shipment, applicable RCRA hazardous waste code(s) for each hazardous waste, applicable OECD waste code for each hazardous waste from the lists incorporated by reference in §260.11, and the United Nations/U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) ID number for each hazardous waste;
(vii) Date movement commenced;
(viii) Name (if not exporter), address, telephone, fax numbers, and email of company originating the shipment;
(ix) Company name, EPA ID number, address, telephone, fax, and email address of all transporters;
(x) Identification (license, registered name or registration number) of means of transport, including types of packaging;
(xi) Any special precautions to be taken by transporter(s);
(xii) Certification/declaration signed and dated by the exporter that the information in the movement document is complete and correct;
(xiii) Appropriate signatures for each custody transfer (e.g., transporter, importer, and owner or operator of the foreign receiving facility);
(xiv) Each U.S. person that has physical custody of the hazardous waste from the time the movement commences until it arrives at the foreign receiving facility must sign the movement document (e.g., transporter, foreign importer, and owner or operator of the foreign receiving facility); and
(xv) As part of the contract requirements per paragraph (f) of this section, the exporter must require that the foreign receiving facility send a copy of the signed movement document to confirm receipt within three working days of shipment delivery to the exporter, to the competent authorities of the countries of import and transit, and for shipments occurring on or after the electronic import-export reporting compliance date, the exporter must additionally require that the foreign receiving facility send a copy to EPA at the same time using the allowable methods listed in paragraph (b)(1) of this section.
(1) Exports of hazardous waste are prohibited unless they occur under the terms of a valid written contract, chain of contracts, or equivalent arrangements (when the movement occurs between parties controlled by the same corporate or legal entity). Such contracts or equivalent arrangements must be executed by the exporter, foreign importer (if different from the foreign receiving facility), and the owner or operator of the foreign receiving facility, and must specify responsibilities for each. Contracts or equivalent arrangements are valid for the purposes of this section only if persons assuming obligations under the contracts or equivalent arrangements have appropriate legal status to conduct the operations specified in the contract or equivalent arrangements.
(2) Contracts or equivalent arrangements must specify the name and EPA ID number, where available, of paragraph (f)(2)(i) through (iv) of this section:
(i) The company from where each export shipment of hazardous waste is initiated;
(ii) Each person who will have physical custody of the hazardous wastes;
(iii) Each person who will have legal control of the hazardous wastes; and
(iv) The foreign receiving facility.
(3) Contracts or equivalent arrangements must specify which party to the contract will assume responsibility for alternate management of the hazardous wastes if their disposition cannot be carried out as described in the notification of intent to export. In such cases, contracts must specify that:
(i) The transporter or foreign receiving facility having actual possession or physical control over the hazardous wastes will immediately inform the exporter, EPA, and either the competent authority of the country of transit or the competent authority of the country of import of the need to make alternate management arrangements; and
(ii) The person specified in the contract will assume responsibility for the adequate management of the hazardous wastes in compliance with applicable laws and regulations including, if necessary, arranging the return of hazardous wastes and, as the case may be, shall provide the notification for re-export to the competent authority in the country of import and include the equivalent of the information required in paragraph (b)(1) of this section, the original consent number issued for the initial export of the hazardous wastes in the notification, and obtain consent from EPA and the competent authorities in the new country of import and any transit countries prior to re-export.
(4) Contracts must specify that the foreign receiving facility send a copy of the signed movement document to confirm receipt within three working days of shipment delivery to the exporter and to the competent authorities of the countries of import and transit. For contracts that will be in effect on or after the electronic import-export reporting compliance date, the contracts must additionally specify that the foreign receiving facility send a copy to EPA at the same time using the allowable methods listed in paragraph (b)(1) of this section on or after that date.
(5) Contracts must specify that the foreign receiving facility shall send a copy of the signed and dated confirmation of recovery or disposal, as soon as possible, but no later than thirty days after completing recovery or disposal on the waste in the shipment and no later than one calendar year following receipt of the waste, to the exporter and to the competent authority of the country of import. For contracts that will be in effect on or after the electronic import-export reporting compliance date, the contracts must additionally specify that the foreign receiving facility send a copy to EPA at the same time using the allowable methods listed in paragraph (b)(1) of this section on or after that date.
(6) Contracts must specify that the foreign importer or the foreign receiving facility that performed interim recycling operations R12, R13, or RC16, or interim disposal operations D13 through D15 or DC17, (recovery and disposal operations defined in §262.81) as appropriate, will:
(i) Provide the notification required in paragraph (f)(3)(ii) of this section prior to any re- export of the hazardous wastes to a final foreign recovery or disposal facility in a third country; and
(ii) Promptly send copies of the confirmation of recovery or disposal that it receives from the final foreign recovery or disposal facility within one year of shipment delivery to the final foreign recovery or disposal facility that performed one of recovery operations R1 through R11, or RC16, or one of disposal operations D1 through D12, DC15 or DC16 to the competent authority of the country of import. For contracts that will be in effect on or after the electronic import-export reporting compliance date, the contracts must additionally specify that the foreign facility send copies to EPA at the same time using the allowable method listed in paragraph (b)(1) of this section on or after that date.
(7) Contracts or equivalent arrangements must include provisions for financial guarantees, if required by the competent authorities of the country of import and any countries of transit, in accordance with applicable national or international law requirements.
[Note to Paragraph (f)(7): Financial guarantees so required are intended to provide for alternate recycling, disposal or other means of sound management of the wastes in cases where arrangements for the shipment and the recovery operations cannot be carried out as foreseen. The United States does not require such financial guarantees at this time; however, some OECD Member countries and other foreign countries do. It is the responsibility of the exporter to ascertain and comply with such requirements; in some cases, persons or facilities located in those OECD Member countries or other foreign countries may refuse to enter into the necessary contracts absent specific references or certifications to financial guarantees.]
(8) Contracts or equivalent arrangements must contain provisions requiring each contracting party to comply with all applicable requirements of this subpart.
(9) Upon request by EPA or DNREC, U.S. exporters, importers, or recovery facilities must submit to EPA or DNREC copies of contracts, chain of contracts, or equivalent arrangements (when the movement occurs between parties controlled by the same corporate or legal entity).
(1) The EPA identification number, name, and mailing and site address of the exporter filing the report;
(2) The calendar year covered by the report;
(3) The name and site address of each foreign receiving facility;
(4) By foreign receiving facility, for each hazardous waste exported:
(i) A description of the hazardous waste;
(ii) The applicable EPA hazardous waste code(s) (from Part 261, Subpart C or D of these regulations) for each waste;
(iii) The applicable waste code from the appropriate OECD waste list incorporated by reference in §260.11;
(iv) The applicable DOT ID number;
(v) The name and U.S. EPA ID number (where applicable) for each transporter used over the calendar year covered by the report; and
(vi) The consent number(s) under which the hazardous waste was shipped, and for each consent number, the total amount of the hazardous waste and the number of shipments exported during the calendar year covered by the report;
(5) In even numbered years, for each hazardous waste exported, except for hazardous waste produced by exporters of greater than 100kg but less than 1,000kg in a calendar month, and except for hazardous waste for which information was already provided pursuant to §262.41:
(i) A description of the efforts undertaken during the year to reduce the volume and toxicity of the waste generated; and
(ii) A description of the changes in volume and toxicity of the waste actually achieved during the year in comparison to previous years to the extent such information is available for years prior to 1984; and
(6) A certification signed by the exporter that states:
(1) The exporter must file an exception report in lieu of the requirements of §262.42 (if applicable) with EPA if any of the following occurs:
(i) The exporter has not received a copy of the RCRA hazardous waste manifest (if applicable) signed by the transporter identifying the point of departure of the hazardous waste from the United States, within forty-five (45) days from the date it was accepted by the initial transporter, in which case the exporter must file the exception report within the next thirty (30) days;
(ii) The exporter has not received a written confirmation of receipt from the foreign receiving facility in accordance with paragraph (d) of this section within ninety (90) days from the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter in which case the exporter must file the exception report within the next thirty (30) days; or
(iii) The foreign receiving facility notifies the exporter, or the country of import notifies EPA, of the need to return the shipment to the U.S. or arrange alternate management, in which case the exporter must file the exception report within thirty (30) days of notification, or one (1) day prior to the date the return shipment commences, whichever is sooner.
(2) Prior to the electronic import-export reporting compliance date, exception reports must be mailed or hand delivered to EPA using the addresses listed in §262.82(e). Subsequently, exception reports must be submitted to EPA using the allowable methods listed in paragraph (b)(1) of this section.
(1) The exporter shall keep the following records in paragraphs (i)(1)(i) through (v) of this section and provide them to EPA or DNREC personnel upon request:
(i) A copy of each notification of intent to export and each EPA AOC for a period of at least three (3) years from the date the hazardous waste was accepted by the initial transporter;
(ii) A copy of each annual report for a period of at least three (3) years from the due date of the report;
(iii) A copy of any exception reports and a copy of each confirmation of receipt (i.e., movement document) sent by the foreign receiving facility to the exporter for at least three (3) years from the date the hazardous waste was accepted by the initial transporter; and
(iv) A copy of each confirmation of recovery or disposal sent by the foreign receiving facility to the exporter for at least three (3) years from the date that the foreign receiving facility completed interim or final processing of the hazardous waste shipment.
(v) A copy of each contract or equivalent arrangement established per §262.85 for at least three (3) years from the expiration date of the contract or equivalent arrangement.
(2) Exporters may satisfy these recordkeeping requirements by retaining electronically submitted documents in the exporter's account on EPA's Waste Import Export Tracking System (WIETS), or its successor system, provided that copies are readily available for viewing and production if requested by any EPA or DNREC inspector. No exporter may be held liable for the inability to produce such documents for inspection under this section if the exporter can demonstrate that the inability to produce the document is due exclusively to technical difficulty with EPA's Waste Import Export Tracking System (WIETS), or its successor system for which the exporter bears no responsibility.
(3) The periods of retention referred to in this section are extended automatically during the course of any unresolved enforcement action regarding the regulated activity or as requested by the Administrator.

 

Section 262.84 Imports of hazardous waste.

(1) With the exception of paragraph (a)(5) of this section, importers of shipments covered under a consent from EPA to the country of export issued before December 31, 2016 are subject to that approval and the requirements that existed at the time of that approval until such time the approval period expires. Otherwise, any other person who imports hazardous waste from a foreign country into the United States must comply with the requirements of this part and the special requirements of this subpart.
(2) In cases where the country of export does not require the foreign exporter to submit a notification and obtain consent to the export prior to shipment, the importer must submit a notification to EPA in accordance with paragraph (b) of this section.
(3) The importer must comply with the contract requirements in paragraph (f) of this section.
(4) The importer must ensure compliance with the movement documents requirements in paragraph (d) of this section; and
(5) The importer must ensure compliance with the manifest instructions for import shipments in paragraph (c) of this section.
(1) The importer is required to provide notification in English to EPA of the proposed transboundary movement of hazardous waste at least sixty (60) days before the first shipment is expected to depart the country of export. Notifications submitted prior to the electronic import- export reporting compliance date must be mailed or hand delivered to EPA at the addresses specified in §262.82(e). Notifications submitted on or after the electronic import-export reporting compliance date must be submitted electronically using EPA's Waste Import Export Tracking System (WIETS), or its successor system. The notification may cover up to one year of shipments of one or more hazardous wastes being sent from the same foreign exporter, and must include all of the following information:
(i) Foreign exporter name, address, telephone, fax numbers, and email address;
(ii) Receiving facility name, EPA ID number, address, telephone, fax numbers, email address, technologies employed, and the applicable recovery or disposal operations as defined in §262.81;
(iii) Importer name (if not the owner or operator of the receiving facility), EPA ID number, address, telephone, fax numbers, and email address;
(iv) Intended transporter(s) and/or their agent(s); address, telephone, fax, and email address;
(v) “U.S.” as the country of import, “USA01” as the relevant competent authority code, and the intended U.S. port(s) of entry;
(vi) The ISO standard 3166 country name 2-digit code, OECD/Basel competent authority code, and the ports of entry and exit for each country of transit;
(vii) The ISO standard 3166 country name 2-digit code, OECD/Basel competent authority code, and port of exit for the country of export;
(viii) Statement of whether the notification covers a single shipment or multiple shipments;
(ix) Start and End Dates requested for transboundary movements;
(x) Means of transport planned to be used;
(xi) Description(s) of each hazardous waste, including whether each hazardous waste is regulated universal waste under Part 273 of these regulations, spent lead-acid batteries being exported for recovery of lead under Part 266, Subpart G of these regulations, or industrial ethyl alcohol being exported for reclamation under §261.6(a)(3)(i), estimated total quantity of each hazardous waste, the applicable RCRA hazardous waste code(s) for each hazardous waste, the applicable OECD waste code from the lists incorporated by reference in §260.11, and the United Nations/U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) ID number for each hazardous waste;
(xii) Specification of the recovery or disposal operation(s) as defined in §262.81; and
(xiii) Certification/Declaration signed by the importer that states:
Name:
Signature:
Date:
[Note to Paragraph (b)(1)(xiii): The United States does not currently require financial assurance for these waste shipments.]
(2) Notifications listing interim recycling operations or interim disposal operations. If the receiving facility listed in paragraph (b)(1)(ii) of this section will engage in any of the interim recovery operations R12 or R13 or interim disposal operations D13 through D15, the notification submitted according to paragraph (b)(1) of this section must also include the final recovery or disposal facility name, address, telephone, fax numbers, email address, technologies employed, and which of the applicable recovery or disposal operations R1 through R11 and D1 through D12, will be employed at the final recovery or disposal facility. The recovery and disposal operations in this paragraph are defined in §262.81.
(3) Re-notifications. When the foreign exporter wishes to change any of the conditions specified on the original notification (including increasing the estimate of the total quantity of hazardous waste specified in the original notification or adding transporters), the importer must submit a re- notification of the changes to EPA using the allowable methods in paragraph (b)(1) of this section. Any shipment using the requested changes cannot take place until EPA and the countries of transit consent to the changes and the importer receives an EPA AOC letter documenting the consents to the changes.
(4) A notification is complete when EPA determines the notification satisfies the requirements of paragraphs (b)(1)(i) through (xiii) of this section.
(5) Where EPA and the countries of transit consent to the proposed transboundary movement(s) of the hazardous waste(s), EPA will forward an EPA AOC letter to the importer documenting the countries' consents and EPA's consent. Where any of the countries of transit or EPA objects to the proposed transboundary movement(s) of the hazardous waste or withdraws a prior consent, EPA will notify the importer.
(6) Export of hazardous wastes originally imported into the United States. Export of hazardous wastes that were originally imported into the United States for recycling or disposal operations is prohibited unless an exporter in the United States complies with the export requirements in §262.83(b)(7).
(1) When importing hazardous waste, the importer must meet all the requirements of §262.20 for the manifest except that:
(i) In place of the generator's name, address and EPA identification number, the name and address of the foreign generator and the importer's name, address and EPA identification number must be used.
(ii) In place of the generator's signature on the certification statement, the importer or his agent must sign and date the certification and obtain the signature of the initial transporter.
(2) The importer may obtain the manifest form from any source that is registered with the EPA as a supplier of manifests (e.g., states, waste handlers, and/or commercial forms printers).
(3) In the International Shipments block, the importer must check the import box and enter the point of entry (city and State) into the United States.
(4) The importer must provide the transporter with an additional copy of the manifest to be submitted by the receiving facility to U.S. EPA in accordance with §264.71(a)(3) and §265.71(a)(3).
(5) In lieu of the requirements of §262.20(d), where a shipment cannot be delivered for any reason to the receiving facility, the importer must instruct the transporter in writing via fax, email or mail to:
(i) Return the hazardous waste to the foreign exporter or designate another facility within
(ii) Revise the manifest in accordance with the importer's instructions.
(1) The importer must ensure that a movement document meeting the conditions of paragraph (d)(2) of this section accompanies each transboundary movement of hazardous wastes from the initiation of the shipment in the country of export until it reaches the receiving facility, including cases in which the hazardous waste is stored and/or sorted by the importer prior to shipment to the receiving facility, except as provided in paragraphs (d)(1)(i) and (ii) of this section.
(i) For shipments of hazardous waste within the United States by water (bulk shipments only), the importer must forward the movement document to the last water (bulk shipment) transporter to handle the hazardous waste in the United States if imported by water.
(ii) For rail shipments of hazardous waste within the United States which start from the company originating the export shipment, the importer must forward the movement document to the next non-rail transporter, if any, or the last rail transporter to handle the hazardous waste in the United States if imported by rail.
(2) The movement document must include the following paragraphs (d)(2)(i) through (xv) of this section:
(i) The corresponding AOC number(s) and waste number(s) for the listed waste;
(ii) The shipment number and the total number of shipments under the AOC number;
(iii) Foreign exporter name, address, telephone, fax numbers, and email address;
(iv) Receiving facility name, EPA ID number, address, telephone, fax numbers, email address, technologies employed, and the applicable recovery or disposal operations as defined in §262.81;
(v) Importer name (if not the owner or operator of the receiving facility), EPA ID number, address, telephone, fax numbers, and email address;
(vi) Description(s) of each hazardous waste, quantity of each hazardous waste in the shipment, applicable RCRA hazardous waste code(s) for each hazardous waste, the applicable OECD waste code for each hazardous waste from the lists incorporated by reference in §260.11, and the United Nations/U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) ID number for each hazardous waste;
(vii) Date movement commenced;
(viii) Name (if not the foreign exporter), address, telephone, fax numbers, and email of the foreign company originating the shipment;
(ix) Company name, EPA ID number, address, telephone, fax, and email address of all transporters;
(x) Identification (license, registered name or registration number) of means of transport, including types of packaging;
(xi) Any special precautions to be taken by transporter(s);
(xii) Certification/declaration signed and dated by the foreign exporter that the information in the movement document is complete and correct;
(xiii) Appropriate signatures for each custody transfer (e.g., transporter, importer, and owner or operator of the receiving facility);
(xiv) Each person that has physical custody of the waste from the time the movement commences until it arrives at the receiving facility must sign the movement document (e.g., transporter, importer, and owner or operator of the receiving facility); and
(xv) The receiving facility must send a copy of the signed movement document to confirm receipt within three (3) working days of shipment delivery to the foreign exporter, to the competent authorities of the countries of export and transit, and for shipments received on or after the electronic import-export reporting compliance date, to EPA electronically using EPA's Waste Import Export Tracking System (WIETS), or its successor system.
(1) Imports of hazardous waste must occur under the terms of a valid written contract, chain of contracts, or equivalent arrangements (when the movement occurs between parties controlled by the same corporate or legal entity). Such contracts or equivalent arrangements must be executed by the foreign exporter, importer, and the owner or operator of the receiving facility, and must specify responsibilities for each. Contracts or equivalent arrangements are valid for the purposes of this section only if persons assuming obligations under the contracts or equivalent arrangements have appropriate legal status to conduct the operations specified in the contract or equivalent arrangements.
(2) Contracts or equivalent arrangements must specify the name and EPA ID number, where available, of paragraph (f)(2)(i) through (iv) of this section:
(i) The foreign company from where each import shipment of hazardous waste is initiated;
(ii) Each person who will have physical custody of the hazardous wastes;
(iii) Each person who will have legal control of the hazardous wastes; and
(iv) The receiving facility.
(3) Contracts or equivalent arrangements must specify the use of a movement document in accordance with §262.84(d).
(4) Contracts or equivalent arrangements must specify which party to the contract will assume responsibility for alternate management of the hazardous wastes if their disposition cannot be carried out as described in the notification of intent to export submitted by either the foreign exporter or the importer. In such cases, contracts must specify that:
(i) The transporter or receiving facility having actual possession or physical control over the hazardous wastes will immediately inform the foreign exporter and importer, and the competent authority where the shipment is located of the need to arrange alternate management or return; and
(ii) The person specified in the contract will assume responsibility for the adequate management of the hazardous wastes in compliance with applicable laws and regulations including, if necessary, arranging the return of the hazardous wastes and, as the case may be, shall provide the notification for re-export required in §262.83(b)(7).
(5) Contracts must specify that the importer or the receiving facility that performed interim recycling operations R12, R13, or RC16, or interim disposal operations D13 through D15 or DC15 through DC17, as appropriate, will provide the notification required in §262.83(b)(7) prior to the re-export of hazardous wastes. The recovery and disposal operations in this paragraph are defined in §262.81.
(6) Contracts or equivalent arrangements must include provisions for financial guarantees, if required by the competent authorities of any countries concerned, in accordance with applicable national or international law requirements.
[Note to Paragraph (f)(6): Financial guarantees so required are intended to provide for alternate recycling, disposal or other means of sound management of the wastes in cases where arrangements for the shipment and the recovery operations cannot be carried out as foreseen. The United States does not require such financial guarantees at this time; however, some OECD Member countries or other foreign countries do. It is the responsibility of the importer to ascertain and comply with such requirements; in some cases, persons or facilities located in those countries may refuse to enter into the necessary contracts absent specific references or certifications to financial guarantees.]
(7) Contracts or equivalent arrangements must contain provisions requiring each contracting party to comply with all applicable requirements of this subpart.
(8) Upon request by EPA or DNREC, importers or disposal or recovery facilities must submit to EPA or DNREC copies of contracts, chain of contracts, or equivalent arrangements (when the movement occurs between parties controlled by the same corporate or legal entity).
(1) Send copies of the signed and dated confirmation of recovery or disposal, as soon as possible, but no later than thirty days after completing recovery or disposal on the waste in the shipment and no later than one calendar year following receipt of the waste, to the foreign exporter, to the competent authority of the country of export, and for shipments recycled or disposed of on or after the electronic import-export reporting compliance date, to EPA electronically using EPA's Waste Import Export Tracking System (WIETS), or its successor system.
(2) If the receiving facility performed any of recovery operations R12, R13, or RC16, or disposal operations D13 through D15, or DC17, the receiving facility shall promptly send copies of the confirmation of recovery or disposal that it receives from the final recovery or disposal facility within one year of shipment delivery to the final recovery or disposal facility that performed one of recovery operations R1 through R11, or RC14 to RC15, or one of disposal operations D1 through D12, or DC15 to DC16, to the competent authority of the country of export, and for confirmations received on or after the electronic import-export reporting compliance date, to EPA electronically using EPA's Waste Import Export Tracking System (WIETS), or its successor system. The recovery and disposal operations in this paragraph are defined in §262.81.
(1) The importer shall keep the following records and provide them to EPA or DNREC personnel upon request:
(i) A copy of each notification that the importer sends to EPA under paragraph (b)(1) of this section and each EPA AOC it receives in response for a period of at least three (3) years from the date the hazardous waste was accepted by the initial foreign transporter; and
(ii) A copy of each contract or equivalent arrangement established per paragraph (f) of this section for at least three (3) years from the expiration date of the contract or equivalent arrangement.
(2) The receiving facility shall keep the following records:
(i) A copy of each confirmation of receipt (i.e., movement document) that the receiving facility sends to the foreign exporter for at least three (3) years from the date it received the hazardous waste;
(ii) A copy of each confirmation of recovery or disposal that the receiving facility sends to the foreign exporter for at least three (3) years from the date that it completed processing the waste shipment;
(iii) For the receiving facility that performed any of recovery operations R12, R13, or RC16, or disposal operations D13 through D15, or DC17 (recovery and disposal operations defined in §262.81), a copy of each confirmation of recovery or disposal that the final recovery or disposal facility sent to it for at least three (3) years from the date that the final recovery or disposal facility completed processing the waste shipment; and
(iv) A copy of each contract or equivalent arrangement established per paragraph (f) of this section for at least three (3) years from the expiration date of the contract or equivalent arrangement.
(3) Importers and receiving facilities may satisfy these recordkeeping requirements by retaining electronically submitted documents in the importer's or receiving facility's account on EPA's Waste Import Export Tracking System (WIETS), or its successor system, provided that copies are readily available for viewing and production if requested by any EPA or DNREC inspector. No importer or receiving facility may be held liable for the inability to produce such documents for inspection under this section if the importer or receiving facility can demonstrate that the inability Tracking System (WIETS), or its successor system for which the importer or receiving facility bears no responsibility.
(4) The periods of retention referred to in this section are extended automatically during the course of any unresolved enforcement action regarding the regulated activity or as requested by the Administrator.
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Section 262.85 [Reserved]

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Section 262.86 [Reserved]

 

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Section 262.87 [Reserved]

 

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Section 262.88 [Reserved]

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Section 262.89 [Reserved]

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Subpart I [Reserved]

 

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Subpart J [Reserved]

 

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Subpart K [Reserved]

 

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Subpart L: Alternative Standards for Episodic Generation

Section 262.230 Applicability.

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Section 262.231 Definitions for this subpart.

Episodic event” means an activity or activities, either planned or unplanned, that does not normally occur during generator operations, resulting in an increase in the generation of hazardous wastes that exceeds the calendar month quantity limits for the generator's usual category.
Planned episodic event” means an episodic event that the generator planned and prepared for, including regular maintenance, tank cleanouts, short-term projects, and removal of excess chemical inventory.
Unplanned episodic event” means an episodic event that the generator did not plan or reasonably did not expect to occur, including production process upsets, product recalls, accidental spills, or “acts of nature,” such as tornado, hurricane, or flood.
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Section 262.232 Conditions for a generator managing hazardous waste from an episodic event.

(a) Very small quantity generator. A very small quantity generator may maintain its existing generator category for hazardous waste generated during an episodic event provided that the generator complies with the following conditions:
(1) The very small quantity generator is limited to one episodic event per calendar year, unless a petition is granted under §262.233;
(2) Notification. The very small quantity generator must notify the Department no later than thirty (30) calendar days prior to initiating a planned episodic event using EPA Form 8700-12. In the event of an unplanned episodic event, the generator must notify the Department within 72 hours of the unplanned event via phone, email, or fax and subsequently submit EPA Form 8700-12 within seven (7) calendar days of the unplanned event. The generator shall include the start date and end date of the episodic event, the reason(s) for the event, types and estimated quantities of hazardous waste expected to be generated as a result of the episodic event, and shall identify a facility contact and emergency coordinator with 24-hour telephone access to discuss the notification submittal or respond to an emergency in compliance with §262.16(b)(9)(i);
(3) EPA ID Number. The very small quantity generator must have an EPA identification number or obtain an EPA identification number using EPA Form 8700-12;
(4) Accumulation. A very small quantity generator is prohibited from accumulating hazardous waste generated from an episodic event on drip pads, in containment buildings, or in tanks. When accumulating hazardous waste in containers, the following conditions apply:
(i) Containers. A very small quantity generator accumulating in containers must mark or label its containers with the following:
(A) The words “Episodic Hazardous Waste”;
(B) An indication of the hazards of the contents (examples include, but are not limited to, the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s) (i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic); hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart E (labeling) or Subpart F (placarding); a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704); and
(C) The date upon which the episodic event began, clearly visible for inspection on each container.
(ii) [Reserved]
(iii) Hazardous waste must be managed in a manner that minimizes the possibility of a fire, explosion, or release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents to the air, soil, or water;
(A) Containers must be in good condition and compatible with the hazardous waste being accumulated therein. Containers must be kept closed except to add or remove waste.
(B) [Reserved]
(5) The very small quantity generator must comply with the hazardous waste manifest provisions of Subpart B of this Part when it sends its episodic event hazardous waste off site to a designated facility, as defined in §260.10 of these regulations.
(6) The very small quantity generator has up to sixty (60) calendar days from the start of the episodic event to manifest and send its hazardous waste generated from the episodic event to a designated facility, as defined in §260.10 of these regulations.
(7) Very small quantity generators must maintain the following records for three (3) years from the end date of the episodic event:
(i) Beginning and end dates of the episodic event;
(ii) A description of the episodic event;
(iii) A description of the types and quantities of hazardous wastes generated during the event;
(iv) A description of how the hazardous waste was managed as well as the name of the RCRA-designated facility that received the hazardous waste;
(v) Name(s) of hazardous waste transporters; and
(vi) An approval letter from the Department if the generator petitioned to conduct one additional episodic event per calendar year.
(b) Small quantity generators. A small quantity generator may maintain its existing generator category during an episodic event provided that the generator complies with the following conditions:
(1) The small quantity generator is limited to one episodic event per calendar year unless a petition is granted under §262.233;
(2) Notification. The small quantity generator must notify the Department no later than thirty (30) calendar days prior to initiating a planned episodic event using EPA Form 8700-12. In the event of an unplanned episodic event, the small quantity generator must notify the Department within 72 hours of the unplanned event via phone, email, or fax, and subsequently submit EPA Form 8700-12 within seven (7) calendar days of the unplanned event. The small quantity generator shall include the start date and end date of the episodic event and the reason(s) for the event, types and estimated quantities of hazardous wastes expected to be generated as a result of the episodic event, and identify a facility contact and emergency coordinator with 24-hour telephone access to discuss the notification submittal or respond to emergency;
(3) EPA ID Number. The small quantity generator must have an EPA identification number or obtain an EPA identification number using EPA Form 8700-12; and
(4) Accumulation by small quantity generators. A small quantity generator is prohibited from accumulating hazardous wastes generated from an episodic event on drip pads or in containment buildings. When accumulating hazardous waste generated from an episodic event in containers and tanks, the following conditions apply:
(i) Containers. A small quantity generator accumulating episodic hazardous waste in containers must meet the standards at §262.16(b)(2) of these regulations and must mark or label its containers with the following:
(A) The words “Episodic Hazardous Waste”;
(B) An indication of the hazards of the contents (examples include, but are not limited to, the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s) (i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic); hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart E (labeling) or Subpart F (placarding); a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704); and
(C) The date upon which the episodic event began, clearly visible for inspection on each container.
(ii) Tanks. A small quantity generator accumulating episodic hazardous waste in tanks must meet the standards at §262.16(b)(3) and must do the following:
(A) Mark or label its tank with the words “Episodic Hazardous Waste”;
(B) Mark or label its tanks with an indication of the hazards of the contents (examples include, but are not limited to, the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s) (i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic); hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart E (labeling) or Subpart F (placarding); a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704);
(C) Use inventory logs, monitoring equipment or other records to identify the date upon which each period of accumulation begins and ends; and
(D) Keep inventory logs or records with the above information on site and available for inspection for three (3) years from the end date of the episodic event.
(5) The small quantity generator must treat hazardous waste generated from an episodic event on-site or manifest and ship such hazardous waste off site to a designated facility (as defined by §260.10 of these regulations) within sixty (60) calendar days from the start of the episodic event.
(6) The small quantity generator must maintain the following records for three (3) years from the end date of the episodic event:
(i) Beginning and end dates of the episodic event;
(iii) A description of the types and quantities of hazardous wastes generated during the event;
(iv) A description of how the hazardous waste was managed as well as the name of the designated facility (as defined by §260.10 of these regulations) that received the hazardous waste;
(v) Name(s) of hazardous waste transporters; and
(vi) An approval letter from the Department if the generator petitioned to conduct one additional episodic event per calendar year.
(vii) If accumulating episodic waste in tanks, inventory logs or records required by §262.232(b)(4)(ii)(D).
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Section 262.233 Petition to manage one additional episodic event per calendar year.

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Section 262.250 Applicability.

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Section 262.251 Maintenance and operation of facility.

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262.252 Required equipment.

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Section 262.253 Testing and maintenance of equipment.

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Section 262.254 Access to communications or alarm systems.

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Section 262.255 Required aisle space.

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Section 262.256 Arrangements with local authorities.

(1) A large quantity generator attempting to make arrangements with its local fire department must determine the potential need for the services of the local police department, other emergency response teams, emergency response contractors, equipment suppliers and local hospitals.
(2) As part of this coordination, the large quantity generator shall attempt to make arrangements, as necessary, to familiarize the above organizations with the layout of the facility, the properties of the hazardous waste handled at the facility and associated hazards, places where personnel would normally be working, entrances to roads inside the facility, and possible evacuation routes as well as the types of injuries or illnesses which could result from fires, explosions, or releases at the facility.
(3) Where more than one police or fire department might respond to an emergency, the large quantity generator shall attempt to make arrangements designating primary emergency authority to a specific fire or police department, and arrangements with any others to provide support to the primary emergency authority.
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Sections 262.257 through 262.259 [Reserved].

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Section 262.260 Purpose and implementation of contingency plan.

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Section 262.261 Content of contingency plan.

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Section 262.262 Copies of contingency plan.

(1) The types/names of hazardous wastes in layman's terms and the associated hazard associated with each hazardous waste present at any one time (e.g., toxic paint wastes, spent ignitable solvent, corrosive acid);
(2) The estimated maximum amount of each hazardous waste that may be present at any one time;
(3) The identification of any hazardous wastes where exposure would require unique or special treatment by medical or hospital staff;
(4) A map of the facility showing where hazardous wastes are generated, accumulated, and treated and routes for accessing these wastes;
(5) A street map of the facility in relation to surrounding businesses, schools, and residential areas to understand how best to get to the facility and also evacuate residents and workers;
(6) The locations of water supply (e.g., fire hydrant and its flow rate);
(7) The identification of on-site notification systems (e.g., a fire alarm that rings off site, smoke alarms); and
(8) The name of the emergency coordinator(s) and 24-hour/7-day emergency telephone number(s) or, in the case of a facility where an emergency coordinator is continuously on duty, the emergency telephone number for the emergency coordinator.
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Section 262.263 Amendment of contingency plan.

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Section 262.264 Emergency coordinator.

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Section 262.265 Emergency procedures.

(1) Activate internal facility alarms or communication systems, where applicable, to notify all facility personnel; and
(2) Notify appropriate state or local agencies with designated response roles if their help is needed.
(c) Concurrently, the emergency coordinator must assess possible hazards to human health or the environment that may result from the release, fire, or explosion. This assessment must consider both direct and indirect effects of the release, fire, or explosion (e.g., the effects of any toxic, irritating, or asphyxiating gases that are generated, or the effects of any hazardous surface water run-offs from water or chemical agents used to control fire and heat-induced explosions).
(i) Name and telephone number of reporter;
(ii) Name and address of the generator;
(iii) Time and type of incident (e.g., release, fire);
(iv) Name and quantity of material(s) involved, to the extent known;
(v) The extent of injuries, if any; and
(vi) The possible hazards to human health, or the environment, outside the facility.
(1) No hazardous waste that may be incompatible with the released material is treated, stored, or disposed of until cleanup procedures are completed; and
(2) All emergency equipment listed in the contingency plan is cleaned and fit for its intended use before operations are resumed.
(2) Date, time, and type of incident (e.g., fire, explosion);
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