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LQGs generate 1000 kilograms or more of HW per month or 1 kilogram or more of acute HW (such as some pesticides, toxins or arsenic and cyanide compounds) per month. Many wastes that are recycled are included in this quantity determination.

Requirements:  [updated 08-14-06]

  1. Perform HW determination (262.11), including LDR waste analyses (268.7).
  2. Obtain a DEP/EPA ID number (262.12) at www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/quick_topics/forms/documents/62-730/730_1b.pdf or phone 850/245- 8707.
  3. Use manifest system, and ship to a permitted facility (Part 262, Subpart B). State rules require the generator to complete Items 1 through 15 and the applicable parts of item 16, if required for international shipments, on Form 8700-22, and Items 21 through 32, on Form 8700-22A.
  4. Meet pre-transport requirements for packaging, labeling, marking and placarding (Part 262, Subpart C).
  5. Meet satellite accumulation rules. [262.34(c)] Close and label these containers.
  6. Label containers and tanks with the words "Hazardous Waste" and label containers with accumulation start dates. [262.34(a)]
  7. Do not store HW > 90 days. [262.34(b)]
  8. Keep all records for at least three (3) years (including manifests, test data, biennial reports, etc.) (Part 262, Subpart D).
  9. File a biennial report for HW shipped off site. (Rule 62-730.160, F.A.C.)
  10. File exception report for late or missing manifests from the designated facility. [262.42]
  11. Meet personnel training requirements, including documentation of training. [264.32(a)(4) & 265.16]
  12. Maintain and operate the facility in a clean, safe manner. [262.34(a)(4) & 265.31]
  13. Provide emergency equipment [262.34(a)(4) & 265.32]:
    1. telephone or hand-held two-way radio;
    2. internal communication or alarm system;
    3. fire and spill control equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, hoses, sprinklers, etc.);
    4. neutralizing agents, spill adsorbents, overpack drums, standby 55-gallon drums, etc.; and
    5. test and maintain the emergency equipment. [262.34(a)(4) & 265.33]
  14. Maintain adequate aisle space for evacuation, inspecting drums, etc., e.g., no less than three (3) feet. [262.34(a)(4) & 265.35]
  15. Attempt to make arrangements with local fire and police departments, hospitals, and emergency response contractors/equipment suppliers, with regards to emergency arrangements, hazards of materials handled, layout of facility, etc. [262.34(a)(4) & 265.37]
  16. Have a contingency plan meeting the requirements of Part 265, Subpart D. [262.34(a)(4)] Upon request, DEP will provide contingency plan guidance. Emergencies that require implementation of the contingency plan must be reported to DEP. Updated contingency plans must be distributed when facility conditions or emergency coordinators change.
  17. Containers (e.g. drums, cans, etc.) must be kept closed and in good condition, inspected at least weekly, be compatible with the HW stored, and separated from other incompatible wastes (e.g. keep cyanides away from acids). [262.34(a)(4) & Part 265, Subpart I] Records must be kept of these inspections (Rule 62-730.160, F.A.C.).
  18. Ignitable or reactive HW must be stored at least fifty (50) feet from the facility's boundary line. [262.34(a)(4) & Part 265, Subpart I]
  19. Tanks must meet the requirements of Part 265, Subpart J [262.34(a)(1)(ii)] (structural integrity; containment and detection of releases; inspections; response to leaks or spills; operating requirements; closure and post-closure care; special requirements for ignitable, reactive and/or incompatible wastes; waste analysis and trial tests).
  20. Special cautions (including "no smoking" signs) are required for ignitable or reactive wastes (265.17).
  21. Security (e.g. a locked fence) and bermed containment areas (with roof and impermeable floor) for HW storage areas are strongly recommended.
  22. A Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) Certification or Notification must accompany the initial manifest for a restricted waste. Generators who treat waste to meet land disposal restrictions must submit a waste analysis plan to DEP (268.7).
  23. Meet applicable air emission standards under 40 CFR Part 265, Subparts AA, BB and CC. [262.34(a)(1)]

It is the facility's responsibility to comply with other applicable laws, such as Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) worker safety and protective clothing rules; fire codes; Florida's Right to Know Law; Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA); etc.

Hazardous waste may never be disposed of in septic tanks or on the ground.

Hazardous waste may only be burned in permitted hazardous waste incinerators. Do not dispose of hazardous waste by evaporation.

Last updated: November 22, 2016

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