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Corner of TabSmall Quantity Generators (SQG) 40 CFR Part 262 Corner of TabHighlights

SQGs generate 100 - 1000 kilograms of HW per month.  Many wastes that are recycled are included in this quantity determination.

Requirements:  [updated 08-14-06]

  1. 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.
  2. Use manifest system [unless there is a reclamation agreement pursuant to 262.20(e)], and ship only to a permitted facility (Part 262, Subpart B).
  3. Never exceed the 6000 kg accumulation/180 day storage time limit. [262.34(d)(1)]
  4. Emergency Planning [262.34(d)(5)]:
    1. Have at least one employee or a designee with authority as Emergency Coordinator (EC) on 24-hour call.
    2. Next to the telephone, post
      1. the EC name and phone number;
      2. fire department's number; and
      3. location of fire extinguishers; spill control equipment/material, and fire alarm (if any).
    3. Follow emergency procedures in 262.34(d)(5), including taking necessary steps to address spills and fires, and notifying the National Response Center (24-hour number: 800/424-8802) and the State Warning Point (850/413- 9911).
    4. Upon request, the DEP will provide contingency plan guidance if the facility wishes to develop a more comprehensive emergency plan than required of SQGs.
  5. Training of personnel regarding proper HW handling and emergency response. [262.34(d)(5)(iii)]
  6. Keep records (262.44), including manifests, test results, etc., a minimum of three (3) years.
  7. If tanks are used for management of HW, meet the tank requirements of 265.201. This includes daily and weekly inspections, required maintenance, spill response and closure standards.
  8. Meet the following requirements under III -- LQG Requirements, below: Items 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 12 to 15, 17, and 22.
  9. If a SQG fails to meet applicable requirements, the full generator standards (and possibly TSDF standards) may apply. [262.34(f)]

Last updated: September 22, 2017

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