Air Indoor Resources
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Air Indoor Resources - Hazardous Waste Management
- Common School Wastes
- EPA and Hazardous Waste
- Florida and Hazardous Waste
- EPA and Florida RCRA Rules
- Waste Evaluation
- Characteristic Waste
- Listed Waste
- Generator Size Determination
- Application for EPA Identification Number
- Appropriate Containers
- Proper Storage and Accumulation of Hazardous Waste
- Transporter of Hazardous Waste
- Disposal Manifests and Shipment of Hazardous Waste
- Emergencies, Training, and Recordkeeping
- RCRA Inspections and Enforcement
Hazardous Waste Generator Management
What is the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
A hazardous material or product is not considered a hazardous waste until it has exhausted its intended use, it has expired, the original packaging has been damaged, and/or the contents released. In the event the material or product is still usable, it is not a waste until so declared.
The by-products created from a number of waste-generating processes require the waste to be evaluated to determine if it is hazardous. Once considered hazardous, waste must be containerized, labeled, stored, and prepared for disposal. For safety and liability reasons, all unneeded wastes should be removed from processing sites, storage areas, and flammable storage cabinets as soon as possible.
“Common School Wastes” offers practical advice on how to manage and dispose of the most frequently generated wastes at K-12 schools and community colleges. The remainder of this web page describes the EPA rules regarding hazardous waste management and the role of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as the authorized state regulator of RCRA, an authority granted by the EPA in 1980.
Moreover, the most prominent hazardous waste management requirements are described, such as waste evaluation, generator size determination, EPA Identification Number, accumulation time limits, containers, labels, storage, and hazardous waste disposal methods and resources.
The information found on this web page is designed for easy reading for the layman, but does not in any way preempt the actual RCRA rules or other applicable requirements. The EPA-RCRA Orientation Manual 2006; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act may answer any in-depth questions that you have about hazardous waste management and disposal. RCRA Frequent Questions Database allows you to review existing questions and answers or to submit questions.
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