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R315. Environmental Quality, Waste Management and Radiation Control, Waste Management.

Rule R315-262. Hazardous Waste Generator Requirements.

As in effect on September 1, 2017

Table of Contents

R315-262-1. General -- Terms Used in this Part.

(a) As used in Rule R315-262:

(1) "Condition for exemption" means any requirement in Sections R315-262-14, R315-262-15, R315-262-16, R315-262-17, R315-262-70, or Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216 or Sections R315-262-230 through R315-262-233 that states an event, action, or standard that shall occur or be met in order to obtain an exemption from any applicable requirement in Rule R315-124, R315-264 through R315-268, and R315-270, or from any requirement for notification under section 3010 of RCRA.

(2) "Independent requirement" means a requirement of Rule R315-262 that states an event, action, or standard that shall 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 Sections R315-262-14, R315-262-15, R315-262-16, R315-262-17, or Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216 or Sections R315-262-230 through R315-262-233.

R315-262-10. General -- Purpose, Scope, and Applicability.

(a) The regulations in Rule R315-262 establish standards for generators of hazardous waste as defined by Section R315-260-10.

(1) A person who generates a hazardous waste as defined by Rule R315-261 is subject to all the applicable independent requirements in the sections listed below:

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

(A) Subsections R315-262-11(a) through (d) Hazardous waste determination and recordkeeping; and

(B) Section R315-262-13 Generator category determination.

(ii) Independent requirements of a small quantity generator.

(A) Section R315-262-11 Hazardous waste determination and recordkeeping;

(B) Section R315-262-13 Generator category determination;

(C) Section R315-262-18 EPA identification numbers and re-notification for small quantity generators and large quantity generators;

(D) Sections R315-262-20 through R315-262-27--Manifest requirements applicable to small and large quantity generators;

(E) Sections R315-262-30 through R315-262-34--Pre-transport requirements applicable to small and large quantity generators;

(F) Section R315-262-40 Recordkeeping;

(G) Section R315-262-44 Recordkeeping for small quantity generators; and

(H) Sections R315-262-80 through R315-262-89--Transboundary movements of hazardous waste for recovery or disposal.

(iii) Independent requirements of a large quantity generator.

(A) Section R315-262-11 Hazardous waste determination and recordkeeping;

(B) Section R315-262-13 Generator category determination;

(C) Section R315-262-18 EPA identification numbers and re-notification for small quantity generators and large quantity generators;

(D) Sections R315-262-20 through R315-262-27--Manifest requirements applicable to small and large quantity generators;

(E) Sections R315-262-30 through R315-262-34--Pre-transport requirements applicable to small and large quantity generators;

(F) Sections R315-262-40 through R315-262-44--Recordkeeping and reporting applicable to small and large quantity generators, except Section R315-262-44; and

(G) Sections R315-262-80 through R315-262-89--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 Rule R315-124, R315-264 through R315-266, R315-270 and section 3010 of RCRA, unless it is one of the following:

(i) A very small quantity generator that meets the conditions for exemption in Section R315-262-14;

(ii) A small quantity generator that meets the conditions for exemption in Sections R315-262-15 and R315-262-16; or

(iii) A large quantity generator that meets the conditions for exemption in Sections R315-262-15 and R315-262-17.

(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 Section R315-260-10, or not otherwise authorized to receive the generator's hazardous waste.

(b) Determining generator category. A generator shall use Section R315-262-13 to determine which provisions of Rule R315-262 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 wastes shall comply with Section R315-262-18 and Sections R315-262-80 through R315-262-89.

(e) Any person who imports hazardous waste into the United States shall comply with the standards applicable to generators established in Rule R315-262.

(f) A farmer who generates waste pesticides which are hazardous waste and who complies with all of the requirements of Section R315-262-70 is not required to comply with other standards in Rule R315-262 or Rules R315- 270, 264, 265, or 268 with respect to such pesticides.

(1) A generator's violation of an independent requirement is subject to penalty and injunctive relief under Sections 19-6-112 and 19-6-113.

(2) A generator's noncompliance with a condition for exemption in Rule R315-262 is not subject to penalty or injunctive relief under Sections 19-6-112 and 19-6-113 as a violation of a Rule R315-262 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 Rules R315-124, R315-264 through R315-266, and R315-270, and the notification requirements of section 3010 of RCRA. Without an exemption, any violations of such storage requirements are subject to penalty and injunctive relief under Sections 19-6-112 and 19-6-113.

(h) An owner or operator who initiates a shipment of hazardous waste from a treatment, storage, or disposal facility shall comply with the generator standards established in Rule R315-262.

Note 1: The provisions of Section R315-262-34 are applicable to the on-site accumulation of hazardous waste by generators. Therefore, the provisions of Section R315-262-34 only apply to owners or operators who are shipping hazardous waste which they generated at that facility.

Note 2: A generator who treats, stores, or disposes of hazardous waste on-site shall comply with the applicable standards and permit requirements set forth in Rules R315-264, 265, 266, 268, and 270.

(i) Reserved.

(j) Reserved.

(k) Reserved.

(l) The laboratories owned by an eligible academic entity that chooses to be subject to the requirements of Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216 are not subject to, for purposes of Subsection R315-262-10(l), the terms "laboratory" and "eligible academic entity" shall have the meaning as defined in Section R315-262-200:

(1) The independent requirements of Section R315-262-11 or the regulations in Section R315-262-15 for large quantity generators and small quantity generators, except as provided in Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216, and

(2) The conditions of Section R315-262-14, for very small quantity generators, except as provided in Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216.

(m) Generators of lamps, as defined in Section R315-273-9, using a drum-top crusher, as defined in Section R315-273-9, shall meet the requirements of Subsection R315-273-13(d)(3), except for the registration requirement; and Subsections R315-273-13(d)(4) and (5).

Note: A generator who treats, stores, or disposes of hazardous waste on-site shall comply with the applicable standards and permit requirements set forth in Rules R315-264, R315-265, R315-266, R315-268, and R315-270.

R315-262-11. General -- Hazardous Waste Determination and Recordkeeping.

A person who generates a solid waste, as defined in Section R315-261-2, shall make an accurate determination as to whether that waste is a hazardous waste in order to ensure wastes are properly managed according to applicable regulations. A hazardous waste determination is made using the following steps:

(a) The hazardous waste determination for each solid waste shall 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 classification of the waste may change.

(b) A person shall determine whether the solid waste is excluded from regulation under Section R315-261-4.

(c) If the waste is not excluded under Section R315-261-4, the person shall then use knowledge of the waste to determine whether the waste meets any of the listing descriptions under Sections R315-261-30 through R315-261-35. 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 Sections R315-260-20 and R315-260-22 to demonstrate to the Director that the waste from this particular site or operation is not a hazardous waste.

(d) The person then shall also determine whether the waste exhibits one or more hazardous characteristics as identified in Sections R315-261-20 through R315-261-24 by following the procedures in Subsections R315-262-11(d)(1) or (2), or a combination of both.

(1) The person shall 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, for example, 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 Sections R315-261-20 through R315-261-24, or an equivalent test method approved by the Director under Section R315-260-21, 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 shall obtain a representative sample of the waste for the testing, as defined at Section R315-260-10.

(2) When available knowledge is inadequate to make an accurate determination, the person shall test the waste according to the applicable methods set forth in Sections R315-261-20 through R315-261-24 or according to an equivalent method approved by the Director under Section R315-260-21 and in accordance with the following:

(i) Persons testing their waste shall obtain a representative sample of the waste for the testing, as defined at Section R315-260-10.

(ii) Where a test method is specified in Sections R315-261-20 through R315-261-24, 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 shall refer to Rules R315-261, R315-264, R315-265, R315-266, R315-268, and R315-273 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 shall maintain records supporting its hazardous waste determinations, including records that identify whether a solid waste is a hazardous waste, as defined by Section R315-261-3. Records shall 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 shall comprise the generator's knowledge of the waste and support the generator's determination, as described at Subsections R315-262-11(c) and (d). The records shall 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 at Subsection R315-262-11(d)(1). The periods of record retention referred to in Subsection R315-262-11(2)(f) are extended automatically during the course of any unresolved enforcement action regarding the regulated activity or as requested by the Director.

(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 shall identify all applicable EPA hazardous waste numbers, EPA hazardous waste codes, in Sections R315-261-20 through R315-261-24 and R315-261-30 through R315-261-35. Prior to shipping the waste off site, the generator also shall mark its containers with all applicable EPA hazardous waste numbers, EPA hazardous waste codes, according to Section R315-262-32.

R315-262-13. General -- Generator Category Determination.

A generator shall 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 Section R315-260-10.

(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 Subsections R315-262-13(c) and (d); and

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

(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 Subsections R315-262-13(c) and (d);

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

(4) Comparing the resulting generator categories from Subsection R315-262-13(b)(3) 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 Section R315-262-13

                                              Generator Categories Based on
                                     Quantity of Waste Generated in a Calendar Month

Quantity of     Quantity of     Quantity of     Generator category
acute hazardous non-acute       residues from a
waste generated hazardous waste cleanup of acute
in a calendar   generated in a  hazardous waste
month           calendar month  generated in a
                                calendar month

>1kg            Any amount      Any amount       Large quantity
                                                 generator

Any amount      > or = 1,000kg  Any amount       Large quantity
                                                 generator
Any amount      Any Amount      >100kg           Large quantity
                                                 generator

< or = 1 kg     >100 kg and     < or = 100 kg    Small quantity
                < 1,000 kg                       Generator

< or = 1 kg     < or = 100 kg   < or = 100 kg    Very small
                                                 quantity generator
                                                            

(c) When making the monthly quantity-based determinations required by Rule R315-262, the generator shall include all hazardous waste that it generates, except hazardous waste that:

(1) Is exempt from regulation under Subsections R315-261-4(c) through (f), 261-6(a)(3), R315-261-7(a)(1), or Section R315-261-8;

(2) Is managed immediately upon generation only in on-site elementary neutralization units, wastewater treatment units, or totally enclosed treatment facilities as defined in Section R315-260-10;

(3) Is recycled, without prior storage or accumulation, only in an on-site process subject to regulation under Subsection R315-261-6(c)(2);

(4) Is used oil managed under the requirements of Subsection R315-261-6(a)(4) and R315-15;

(5) Is spent lead-acid batteries managed under the requirements of Section R315-266-80;

(6) Is universal waste managed under Section R315-261-9 and Rule R315-273;

(7) Is a hazardous waste that is an unused commercial chemical product, listed in Sections R315-261-30 through R315-261-35 or exhibiting one or more characteristics in Sections R315-261-20 through R315-261-24, that is generated solely as a result of a laboratory clean-out conducted at an eligible academic entity pursuant to Section R315-262-213. For purposes of this provision, the term eligible academic entity shall have the meaning as defined in Section R315-262-200; or

(8) Is managed as part of an episodic event in compliance with the conditions of Sections R315-262-230 through R315-262-233.

(d) In determining the quantity of hazardous waste generated in a calendar month, a generator need not include:

(1) Hazardous waste when it is removed from on-site accumulation, so long as the hazardous waste was previously counted once;

(2) Hazardous waste generated by on-site treatment (including reclamation) of the generator's hazardous waste, so long as the hazardous waste that is treated was previously counted once; and

(3) Hazardous waste spent materials that are generated, reclaimed, and subsequently reused on site, so long as such spent materials have been previously counted once.

(e) Based on the generator category as determined under Section R315-262-13, the generator shall meet the applicable independent requirements listed in Section R315-262-10. A generator's category also determines which of the provisions of Sections R315-262-14, R315-262-15, R315-262-16 or R315-262-17 shall be met to obtain an exemption from the storage facility permit, interim status, and operating requirements when accumulating hazardous waste.

(f) Mixing hazardous wastes with solid wastes

(1) Very small quantity generator wastes.

(i) Hazardous wastes generated by a very small quantity generator may be mixed with solid wastes. Very small quantity generators may mix a portion or all of its hazardous waste with solid waste and remain subject to Section R315-262-14 even though the resultant mixture exceeds the quantity limits identified in the definition of very small quantity generator at Section R315-260-10, unless the mixture exhibits one or more of the characteristics of hazardous waste identified in Sections R315-261-20 through R315-261-24.

(ii) If the resulting mixture exhibits a characteristic of hazardous waste, this resultant mixture is a newly-generated hazardous waste. The very small quantity generator shall count both the resultant mixture amount plus the other hazardous waste generated in the calendar month to determine whether the total quantity exceeds the very small quantity generator calendar month quantity limits identified in the definition of generator categories found in Section R315-260-10. If so, to remain exempt from the permitting, interim status, and operating standards, the very small quantity generator shall meet the conditions for exemption applicable to either a small quantity generator or a large quantity generator. The very small quantity generator shall also comply with the applicable independent requirements for either a small quantity generator or a large quantity generator.

(iii) If a very small quantity generator's wastes are mixed with used oil, the mixture is subject to Rule R315-15. Any material produced from such a mixture by processing, blending, or other treatment is also regulated under Rule R315-15.

(2) Small quantity generator and large quantity generator wastes.

(i) Hazardous wastes generated by a small quantity generator or large quantity generator may be mixed with solid waste. These mixtures are subject to the following: the mixture rule in Subsections R315-261-3(a)(2)(iv), (b)(2) and (3), and (g)(2)(i); the prohibition of dilution rule at Subsection R315-268-3(a); the land disposal restriction requirements of Section R315-268-40 if a characteristic hazardous waste is mixed with a solid waste so that it no longer exhibits the hazardous characteristic; and the hazardous waste determination requirement at Section R315-262-11.

(ii) If the resulting mixture is found to be a hazardous waste, this resultant mixture is a newly-generated hazardous waste. A small quantity generator shall count both the resultant mixture amount plus the other hazardous waste generated in the calendar month to determine whether the total quantity exceeds the small quantity generator calendar monthly quantity limits identified in the definition of generator categories found in Section R315-260-10. If so, to remain exempt from the permitting, interim status, and operating standards, the small quantity generator shall meet the conditions for exemption applicable to a large quantity generator. The small quantity generator shall also comply with the applicable independent requirements for a large quantity generator.

R315-262-14. General -- Conditions For Exemption for a Very Small Quantity Generator.

(a) Provided that the very small quantity generator meets all the conditions for exemption listed in Section R315-262-14, hazardous waste generated by the very small quantity generator is not subject to the requirements of Rules R315-124, 262 (except Sections R315-262-10 through R315-262-14) through R315-268, and R315-270, and the notification requirements of section 3010 of RCRA and the very small quantity generator may accumulate hazardous waste on site without complying with such requirements. The conditions for exemption are as follows:

(1) In a calendar month the very small quantity generator generates less than or equal to the amounts specified in the definition of ''very small quantity generator'' in Section R315-260-10;

(2) The very small quantity generator complies with Subsections R315-262-11(a) through (d);

(3) If the very small quantity generator accumulates at any time greater than 1 kilogram (2.2 lbs) of acute hazardous waste or 100 kilograms (220 lbs) of any residue or contaminated soil, water, or other debris resulting from the cleanup of a spill, into or on any land or water, of any acute hazardous waste listed in Section R315-261-31 or Subsection R315-261-33(e), all quantities of that acute hazardous waste are subject to the following additional conditions for exemption:

(i) Such waste is held on site for no more than 90 days beginning on the date when the accumulated wastes exceed the amounts provided in Subsection R315-262-14(a)(3); and

(ii) The conditions for exemption in Subsections R315-262-17(a) through (g).

(4) If the very small quantity generator accumulates at any time 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lbs) or greater of non-acute hazardous waste, all quantities of that hazardous waste are subject to the following additional conditions for exemption:

(i) Such waste is held on site for no more than 180 days, or 270 days, if applicable, beginning on the date when the accumulated waste exceed the amounts provided in Subsection R315-262-14(a)(4);

(ii) The quantity of waste accumulated on site never exceeds 6,000 kilograms (13,200 lbs); and

(iii) The conditions for exemption in Subsections R315-262-16(b)(2) through (f).

(5) A very small quantity generator that accumulates hazardous waste in amounts less than or equal to the limits in Subsections R315-262-14(a)(3) and (4) shall either treat or dispose of its hazardous waste in an on-site facility or ensure delivery to an off-site treatment, storage, or disposal facility, either of which, if located in the U.S., is:

(i) Permitted under Rule R315-270;

(ii) In interim status under Rules R315-265 and 270;

(iii) Authorized to manage hazardous waste by a state with a hazardous waste management program approved under 40 CFR 271;

(iv) Permitted, licensed, or registered by a state to manage municipal solid waste and, if managed in a municipal solid waste landfill is subject to Rules R315-301 through R315-320;

(v) Permitted, licensed, or registered by a state to manage non-municipal non-hazardous waste and, if managed in a non-municipal non-hazardous waste disposal unit, is subject to the requirements in Rules R315-301 through R315-320 or 40 CFR 257.5 through 257.30;

(vi) A facility which:

(A) Beneficially uses or reuses, or legitimately recycles or reclaims its waste; or

(B) Treats its waste prior to beneficial use or reuse, or legitimate recycling or reclamation;

(vii) For universal waste managed under Rule R315-273, a universal waste handler or destination facility subject to the requirements of Rule R315-273;

(viii) A large quantity generator under the control of the same person as the very small quantity generator, provided the following conditions are met:

(A) The very small quantity generator and the large quantity generator are under the control of the same person as defined in Section R315-260-10. "Control,'' for the purposes of Subsection R315-262-14(a)(5)(viii), 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 as defined in Section R315-260-10 shall not be deemed to "control'' such generators.

(B) The very small quantity generator marks its container(s) of hazardous waste with:

(1) The words ``Hazardous Waste'' and

(2) An indication of the hazards of the contents, examples include, but are not limited to:

(I) the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s), i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic;

(II) hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR part 172 subpart E, labeling, or subpart F, placarding;

(III) a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or

(IV) a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704.

(b) 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.

(c) A very small quantity generator experiencing an episodic event may generate and accumulate hazardous waste in accordance with Sections R315-262-230 through 233 in lieu of Sections R315-262-15, 16, and 17.

R315-262-15. General -- Satellite Accumulation Area Regulations for Small and Large Quantity Generators.

(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 Section R315-261-31 or Subsection R315-261-33(e) or 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of solid acute hazardous waste listed in Section R315-261-31 or Subsection R315-261-33(e) in containers at or near any point of generation where wastes initially accumulate which is under the control of the operator of the process generating the waste, without a permit or interim status and without complying with the requirements of Rules R315-124, R315-264 through R315-266, and R315-270, provided that all of the conditions for exemption in Section R315-262-15 are met. A generator may comply with the conditions for exemption in Section R315-262-15 instead of complying with the conditions for exemption in Subsection R315-262-16(b) or 17(a), except as required in Subsections R315-262-15(a)(7) and (8). The conditions for exemption for satellite accumulation are:

(1) If a container holding hazardous waste is not in good condition, or if it begins to leak, the generator shall immediately transfer the hazardous waste from this container to a container that is in good condition and does not leak, or immediately transfer and manage the waste in a central accumulation area operated in compliance with Subsections R315-262-16(b) or 17(a).

(2) The generator shall 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.

(3) Special standards for incompatible wastes.

(i) Incompatible wastes, or incompatible wastes and materials, (see appendix V of 40 CFR 265 for examples) shall not be placed in the same container, unless 40 CFR 265.17(b), which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, is complied with.

(ii) Hazardous waste shall not be placed in an unwashed container that previously held an incompatible waste or material (see appendix V of 40 CFR 265 for examples), unless 40 CFR 265.17(b), which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, is complied with.

(iii) A container holding a hazardous waste that is incompatible with any waste or other materials accumulated nearby in other containers shall be separated from the other materials or protected from them by any practical means.

(4) A container holding hazardous waste shall be closed at all times during accumulation, except:

(i) When adding, removing, or consolidating waste; or

(ii) When temporary venting of a container is necessary:

(A) For the proper operation of equipment, or

(B) To prevent dangerous situations, such as build-up of extreme pressure.

(5) A generator shall mark or label its container with the following:

(i) The words ``Hazardous Waste'' and

(ii) An indication of the hazards of the contents, examples include, but are not limited to:

(A) the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s), i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic;

(B) hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR part 172 subpart E, labeling, or subpart F, placarding;

(C) a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or

(D) a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704.

(6) A generator who accumulates either acute hazardous waste listed in Section R315-261-31 or Subsection R315-261-33(e) or non-acute hazardous waste in excess of the amounts listed in Subsection R315-262-15(a) at or near any point of generation shall do the following:

(i) Comply within three consecutive calendar days with the applicable central accumulation area regulations in Subsection R315-262-16(b) or 17(a), or

(ii) Remove the excess from the satellite accumulation area within three consecutive calendar days to either:

(A) A central accumulation area operated in accordance with the applicable regulations in Subsection R315-262-16(b) or 17(a);

(B) An on-site interim status or permitted treatment, storage, or disposal facility, or

(C) An off-site designated facility; and

(iii) During the three-consecutive-calendar-day period the generator shall continue to comply with Subsections R315-262-15(a)(1) through (5). The generator shall mark or label the container(s) holding the excess accumulation of hazardous waste with the date the excess amount began accumulating.

(7) All satellite accumulation areas operated by a small quantity generator shall meet the preparedness and prevention regulations of Subsection R315-262-16(b)(8) and emergency procedures at Subsection R315-262-16(b)(9).

(8) All satellite accumulation areas operated by a large quantity generator shall meet the Preparedness, Prevention and Emergency Procedures in Sections R315-262-250 through R315-262-265.

(b) Reserved.

R315-262-16. General -- Conditions for Exemption for a Small Quantity Generator that Accumulates Hazardous Waste.

A small quantity generator may accumulate hazardous waste on site without a permit or interim status, and without complying with the requirements of Rules R315-124, R315-264 through R315-266, and R315-270, or the notification requirements of section 3010 of RCRA, provided that all the conditions for exemption listed in Section R315-262-16 are met:

(a) Generation. The generator generates in a calendar month no more than the amounts specified in the definition of ``small quantity generator'' in Section R315-260-10.

(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 Subsections R315-262-16(d) and (e). 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);

(2) Accumulation of hazardous waste in containers.

(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 shall 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 Section R315-262-16.

(ii) Compatibility of waste with container. The small quantity generator shall 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.

(iii) Management of containers.

(A) A container holding hazardous waste shall always be closed during accumulation, except when it is necessary to add or remove waste.

(B) A container holding hazardous waste shall not be opened, handled, or accumulated in a manner that may rupture the container or cause it to leak.

(iv) Inspections. At least weekly, the small quantity generator shall inspect central accumulation areas. The small quantity generator shall look for leaking containers and for deterioration of containers caused by corrosion or other factors. See Subsection R315-262-16(b)(2)(i) for remedial action required if deterioration or leaks are detected.

(v) Special conditions for accumulation of incompatible wastes.

(A) Incompatible wastes, or incompatible wastes and materials, (see appendix V of 40 CFR 265 for examples) shall not be placed in the same container, unless 40 CFR 265.17(b), which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, is complied with.

(B) Hazardous waste shall not be placed in an unwashed container that previously held an incompatible waste or material (see appendix V of 40 CFR 265 for examples), unless 40 CFR 265.17(b), which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, is complied with.

(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 shall be separated from the other materials or protected from them by means of a dike, berm, wall, or other device.

(3) Accumulation of hazardous waste in tanks.

(i) Reserved.

(ii) A small quantity generator of hazardous waste shall comply with the following general operating conditions:

(A) Treatment or accumulation of hazardous waste in tanks shall comply with 40 CFR 265.17(b), which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1.

(B) Hazardous wastes or treatment reagents shall not be placed in a tank if they could cause the tank or its inner liner to rupture, leak, corrode, or otherwise fail before the end of its intended life.

(C) Uncovered tanks shall be operated to ensure at least 60 centimeters (2 feet) of freeboard, unless the tank is equipped with a containment structure (e.g., dike or trench), a drainage control system, or a diversion structure (e.g., standby tank) with a capacity that equals or exceeds the volume of the top 60 centimeters (2 feet) of the tank.

(D) Where hazardous waste is continuously fed into a tank, the tank shall be equipped with a means to stop this inflow (e.g., waste feed cutoff system or by-pass system to a stand-by tank).

(iii) Except as noted in Subsection R315-262-16(b)(3)(iv), a small quantity generator that accumulates hazardous waste in tanks shall inspect, where present:

(A) 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;

(B) Data gathered from monitoring equipment (e.g., pressure and temperature gauges) at least once each operating day to ensure that the tank is being operated according to its design;

(C) The level of waste in the tank at least once each operating day to ensure compliance with Subsection R315-262-16(b)(3)(ii)(C);

(D) The construction materials of the tank at least weekly to detect corrosion or leaking of fixtures or seams; and

(E) The construction materials of, and the area immediately surrounding, discharge confinement structures (e.g., dikes) at least weekly to detect erosion or obvious signs of leakage (e.g., wet spots or dead vegetation). The generator shall remedy any deterioration or malfunction of equipment or structures which the inspection reveals on a schedule which ensures that the problem does not lead to an environmental or human health hazard. Where a hazard is imminent or has already occurred, remedial action shall be taken immediately.

(iv) A small quantity generator accumulating hazardous waste in tanks or tank systems that have full secondary containment and that either use leak detection equipment to alert personnel to leaks, or implement established workplace practices to ensure leaks are promptly identified, shall inspect at least weekly, where applicable, the areas identified in Subsections R315-262-16(b)(3)(iii)(A) through (E). Use of the alternate inspection schedule shall be documented in the generator's operating record. This documentation shall include a description of the established workplace practices at the generator.

(v) Reserved.

(vi) A small quantity generator accumulating hazardous waste in tanks shall, upon closure of the facility, remove all hazardous waste from tanks, discharge control equipment, and discharge confinement structures. At closure, as throughout the operating period, unless the small quantity generator can demonstrate, in accordance with Subsection R315-261-3(c) or (d), that any solid waste removed from its tank is not a hazardous waste, then it shall manage such waste in accordance with all applicable provisions of Rules R315-262, R315-263, R315-265, and R315-268.

(vii) A small quantity generator shall comply with the following special conditions for accumulation of ignitable or reactive waste:

(A) Ignitable or reactive waste shall not be placed in a tank, unless:

(I) The waste is treated, rendered, or mixed before or immediately after placement in a tank so that the resulting waste, mixture, or dissolution of material no longer meets the definition of ignitable or reactive waste under Section R315-261-21 or R315-261-23 and 40 CFR 265.17(b), which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, is complied with; or

(II) The waste is accumulated or treated in such a way that it is protected from any material or conditions that may cause the waste to ignite or react; or

(III) The tank is used solely for emergencies.

(B) A small quantity generator which treats or accumulates ignitable or reactive waste in covered tanks shall comply with the buffer zone requirements for tanks contained in Tables 2-1 through 2-6 of the National Fire Protection Association's "Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code" (1977 or 1981), incorporated by reference, see Section R315-260-11.

(C) A small quantity generator shall comply with the following special conditions for incompatible wastes:

(I) Incompatible wastes, or incompatible wastes and materials, (see 40 CFR 265 appendix V for examples) shall not be placed in the same tank, unless 40 CFR 265.17(b), which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, is complied with.

(II) Hazardous waste shall not be placed in an unwashed tank that previously held an incompatible waste or material, unless 40 CFR 265.17(b), which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, is complied with.

(4) Accumulation of hazardous waste on drip pads. If the waste is placed on drip pads, the small quantity generator shall comply with the following:

(i) 40 CFR 265.440 through 265.445, which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, except 265.445(c);

(ii) The small quantity generator shall remove all wastes from the drip pad at least once every 90 days. Any hazardous wastes that are removed from the drip pad at least once every 90 days are then subject to the 180-day accumulation limit in Subsections R315-262-16(b) and Section R315-262-15 if hazardous wastes are being managed in satellite accumulation areas prior to being moved to the central accumulation area; and

(iii) The small quantity generator shall maintain on site at the facility the following records readily available for inspection:

(A) A written description of procedures that are followed to ensure that all wastes are removed from the drip pad and associated collection system at least once every 90 days; and

(B) Documentation of each waste removal, including the quantity of waste removed from the drip pad and the sump or collection system and the date and time of removal.

(5) Accumulation of hazardous waste in containment buildings. If the waste is placed in containment buildings, the small quantity generator shall comply with of 40 CFR 265.1100 through 265.1102, which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1. The generator shall 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 shall also maintain:

(i) The professional engineer certification that the building complies with the design standards specified in 40 CFR 265.1101, which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1. This certification shall be in the generator's files prior to operation of the unit; and

(ii) The following records by use of inventory logs, monitoring equipment, or any other effective means:

(A) A written description of procedures to ensure that each waste volume remains in the unit for no more than 90 days, a written description of the waste generation and management practices for the facility showing that the generator is consistent with maintaining the 90 day limit, and documentation that the procedures are complied with; or

(B) Documentation that the unit is emptied at least once every 90 days.

(C) Inventory logs or records with the above information shall be maintained on site and readily available for inspection.

(6) Labeling and marking of containers and tanks.

(i) Containers. A small quantity generator shall mark or label its containers with the following:

(A) The words "Hazardous Waste";

(B) An indication of the hazards of the contents, examples include, but are not limited to:

(I) the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s), i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic;

(II) hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR part 172 subpart E, labeling, or subpart F, placarding;

(III) a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or

(IV) a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704; and

(C) The date upon which each period of accumulation begins clearly visible for inspection on each container.

(ii) Tanks. A small quantity generator accumulating hazardous waste in tanks shall do the following:

(A) Mark or label its tanks with the words "Hazardous Waste";

(B) Mark or label its tanks with an indication of the hazards of the contents, examples include, but are not limited to:

(I) the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s), i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic;

(II) hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR part 172 subpart E, labeling, or subpart F, placarding;

(III) a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or

(IV) a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704;

(C) Use inventory logs, monitoring equipment, or other records to demonstrate that hazardous waste has been emptied within 180 days of first entering the tank if using a batch process, or in the case of a tank with a continuous flow process, demonstrate that estimated volumes of hazardous waste entering the tank daily exit the tank within 180 days of first entering; and

(D) Keep inventory logs or records with the above information on site and readily available for inspection.

(7) Land disposal restrictions. A small quantity generator shall comply with all the applicable requirements under Rule R315-268.

(8) Preparedness and prevention.

(i) Maintenance and operation of facility. A small quantity generator shall 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 shall be equipped with the items in Subsections R315-262-16(b)(8)(ii)(A) through (D), 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 may determine the most appropriate locations to locate equipment necessary to prepare for and respond to emergencies.

(A) An internal communications or alarm system capable of providing immediate emergency instruction, voice or signal, to facility personnel;

(B) A device, such as a telephone, immediately available at the scene of operations, or a hand-held two-way radio, capable of summoning emergency assistance from local police departments, fire departments, or State or local emergency response teams;

(C) Portable fire extinguishers, fire control equipment, including special extinguishing equipment, such as that using foam, inert gas, or dry chemicals, spill control equipment, and decontamination equipment; and

(D) Water at adequate volume and pressure to supply water hose streams, or foam producing equipment, or automatic sprinklers, or water spray systems.

(iii) Testing and maintenance of equipment. All communications or alarm systems, fire protection equipment, spill control equipment, and decontamination equipment, where required, shall be tested and maintained as necessary to assure its proper operation in time of emergency.

(iv) Access to communications or alarm system.

(A) Whenever hazardous waste is being poured, mixed, spread, or otherwise handled, all personnel involved in the operation shall have immediate access, e.g., direct or unimpeded access, to an internal alarm or emergency communication device, either directly or through visual or voice contact with another employee, unless such a device is not required under Subsection R315-262-16(a)(8)(ii).

(B) In the event there is just one employee on the premises while the facility is operating, the employee shall have immediate access, e.g., direct or unimpeded access, to a device, such as a telephone, immediately available at the scene of operation, or a hand-held two-way radio, capable of summoning external emergency assistance, unless such a device is not required under Subsection R315-262-16(a)(8)(ii).

(v) Required aisle space. The small quantity generator shall 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.

(vi) Arrangements with local authorities.

(A) The small quantity generator shall attempt to make arrangements with the local police department, fire department, other emergency response teams, emergency response contractors, equipment suppliers and local hospitals, taking into account the types and quantities of hazardous wastes handled at the facility. Arrangements may be made with the Local Emergency Planning Committee, if it is determined to be the appropriate organization with which to make arrangements.

(I) A small quantity generator attempting to make arrangements with its local fire department shall determine the potential need for the services of the local police department, other emergency response teams, emergency response contractors, equipment suppliers and local hospitals.

(II) As part of this coordination, the small quantity generator shall attempt to make arrangements, as necessary, to familiarize the above organizations with the layout of the facility, the properties of hazardous waste handled at the facility and associated hazards, places where facility personnel would normally be working, entrances to roads inside the facility, and possible evacuation routes as well as the types of injuries or illnesses that could result from fires, explosions, or releases at the facility.

(III) Where more than one police or fire department might respond to an emergency, the small 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.

(B) A small quantity generator shall maintain records documenting the arrangements with the local fire department as well as any other organization necessary to respond to an emergency. This documentation shall include documentation in the operating record that either confirms such arrangements actively exist or, in cases where no arrangements exist, confirms that attempts to make such arrangements were made.

(C) A facility possessing 24-hour response capabilities may seek a waiver from the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) over the fire code within the facility's state or locality as far as needing to make arrangements with the local fire department as well as any other organization necessary to respond to an emergency, provided that the waiver is documented in the operating record.

(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:

(i) At all times there shall be at least one employee either on the premises or on call, i.e., available to respond to an emergency by reaching the facility within a short period of time, with the responsibility for coordinating all emergency response measures specified in Subsection R315-262-16(b)(9)(iv). This employee is the emergency coordinator.

(ii) The small quantity generator shall post the following information next to telephones or in areas directly involved in the generation and accumulation of hazardous waste:

(A) The name and emergency telephone number of the emergency coordinator;

(B) Location of fire extinguishers and spill control material, and, if present, fire alarm; and

(C) The telephone number of the fire department, unless the facility has a direct alarm.

(iii) The small quantity generator shall ensure that all employees are thoroughly familiar with proper waste handling and emergency procedures, relevant to their responsibilities during normal facility operations and emergencies;

(iv) The emergency coordinator or his designee shall respond to any emergencies that arise. The applicable responses are as follows:

(A) In the event of a fire, call the fire department or attempt to extinguish it using a fire extinguisher;

(B) In the event of a spill, the small quantity generator is responsible for containing the flow of hazardous waste to the extent possible, and as soon as is practicable, cleaning up the hazardous waste and any contaminated materials or soil. Such containment and cleanup can be conducted either by the small quantity generator or by a contractor on behalf of the small quantity generator;

(C) In the event of a fire, explosion, or other release that could threaten human health outside the facility or when the small quantity generator has knowledge that a spill has reached surface water, the small quantity generator shall immediately notify the National Response Center, using their 24-hour toll free number 800/424-8802 and the state environmental incident reporting program at 801/536-0200 or after hours at 801/536-4123. The report shall include the following information:

(I) The name, address, and U.S. EPA identification number of the small quantity generator;

(II) Date, time, and type of incident, e.g., spill or fire;

(III) Quantity and type of hazardous waste involved in the incident;

(IV) Extent of injuries, if any; and

(V) Estimated quantity and disposition of recovered materials, if any.

(c) Transporting over 200 miles. A small quantity generator who shall transport its waste, or offer its waste for transportation, 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 Subsection R315-262-16(b).

(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 shall transport its waste, or offer its waste for transportation, over a distance of 200 miles or more) is subject to the requirements of Rules R315-264, R315-265, R315-268, and R315-270 unless it has been granted an extension to the 180-day (or 270-day if applicable) period. Such extension may be granted by the Director if hazardous wastes shall 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 Director 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 Section R315-264-72 or 40 CFR 265.72, which is incorporated by reference in R315-265-1, may accumulate the returned waste on site in accordance with Subsections R315-262-16(a)-(d). Upon receipt of the returned shipment, the generator shall:

(1) Sign Item 18c of the manifest, if the transporter returned the shipment using the original manifest; or

(2) Sign Item 20 of the manifest, if the transporter returned the shipment using a new manifest.

(f) A small quantity generator experiencing an episodic event may accumulate hazardous waste in accordance with Sections R315-262-230 through R315-262-233 in lieu of Section R315-262-17.

R315-262-17. General -- Conditions for Exemption for a Large Quantity Generator that Accumulates Hazardous Waste.

A large quantity generator may accumulate hazardous waste on site without a permit or interim status, and without complying with the requirements of Rules R315-124, R315-264 through R315-266, and R315-270, or the notification requirements of section 3010 of RCRA, provided that all of the following conditions for exemption are met:

(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 Subsections R315-262-17(b) through (e). 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 shall comply with the following:

(i) Air emission standards. The applicable requirements of 40 CFR 265.1030 through 265.1035, 265.1050 through 265.1064, and 265.1080 through 265.1090, which are incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1;

(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 shall 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 shall 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;

(iv) Management of containers.

(A) A container holding hazardous waste shall always be closed during accumulation, except when it is necessary to add or remove waste.

(B) A container holding hazardous waste shall not be opened, handled, or stored in a manner that may rupture the container or cause it to leak.

(v) Inspections. At least weekly, the large quantity generator shall inspect central accumulation areas. The large quantity generator shall look for leaking containers and for deterioration of containers caused by corrosion or other factors. See Subsection R315-262-17(a)(1)(ii) for remedial action required if deterioration or leaks are detected.

(vi) Special conditions for accumulation of ignitable and reactive wastes.

(A) Containers holding ignitable or reactive waste shall be located at least 15 meters (50 feet) from the facility's property line unless a written approval is obtained from the authority having jurisdiction over the local fire code allowing hazardous waste accumulation to occur within this restricted area. A record of the written approval shall be maintained as long as ignitable or reactive hazardous waste is accumulated in this area.

(B) The large quantity generator shall take precautions to prevent accidental ignition or reaction of ignitable or reactive waste. This waste shall 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 shall confine smoking and open flame to specially designated locations. "No Smoking" signs shall be conspicuously placed wherever there is a hazard from ignitable or reactive waste.

(vii) Special conditions for accumulation of incompatible wastes.

(A) Incompatible wastes, or incompatible wastes and materials, see appendix V of 40 CFR 265 for examples, shall not be placed in the same container, unless 40 CFR 265.17(b), which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, is complied with.

(B) Hazardous waste shall not be placed in an unwashed container that previously held an incompatible waste or material, see appendix V of 40 CFR 265 for examples, unless 40 CFR 265.17(b), which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, is complied with.

(C) A container holding a hazardous waste that is incompatible with any waste or other materials accumulated or stored nearby in other containers, piles, open tanks, or surface impoundments shall be separated from the other materials or protected from them by means of a dike, berm, wall, or other device.

(2) Accumulation of hazardous waste in tanks. If the waste is placed in tanks, the large quantity generator shall comply with the applicable requirements of 40 CFR 265.109 through 265.202, except 265.197(c) of Closure and post-closure care and 265.200, Waste analysis and trial tests, as well as the applicable requirements of 265.1030 through 265.1035, 265.1050 through 265.1064, and 265.1080 through 265.1090, which are incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1.

(3) Accumulation of hazardous waste on drip pads. If the hazardous waste is placed on drip pads, the large quantity generator shall comply with the following:

(i) 40 CFR 265.440 through 265.445, which are incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1;

(ii) The large quantity generator shall remove all wastes from the drip pad at least once every 90 days. Any hazardous wastes that are removed from the drip pad are then subject to the 90-day accumulation limit in Subsection R315-262-17(a) and Section R315-262-15, if the hazardous wastes are being managed in satellite accumulation areas prior to being moved to a central accumulation area; and

(iii) The large quantity generator shall maintain on site at the facility the following records readily available for inspection:

(A) A written description of procedures that are followed to ensure that all wastes are removed from the drip pad and associated collection system at least once every 90 days; and

(B) Documentation of each waste removal, including the quantity of waste removed from the drip pad and the sump or collection system and the date and time of removal.

(4) Accumulation of hazardous waste in containment buildings. If the waste is placed in containment buildings, the large quantity generator shall comply with 40 CFR 265.1100 through 265.1102, which are incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1. The generator shall 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 shall also maintain:

(i) The professional engineer certification that the building complies with the design standards specified in 40 CFR 265.1101, which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1. This certification shall be in the generator's files prior to operation of the unit; and

(ii) The following records by use of inventory logs, monitoring equipment, or any other effective means:

(A) A written description of procedures to ensure that each waste volume remains in the unit for no more than 90 days, a written description of the waste generation and management practices for the facility showing that the generator is consistent with respecting the 90 day limit, and documentation that the procedures are complied with; or

(B) Documentation that the unit is emptied at least once every 90 days.

(C) Inventory logs or records with the above information shall be maintained on site and readily available for inspection.

(5) Labeling and marking of containers and tanks.

(i) Containers. A large quantity generator shall mark or label its containers with the following:

(A) The words "Hazardous Waste";

(B) An indication of the hazards of the contents, examples include, but are not limited to:

(I) the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s), i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic;

(II) hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR part 172 subpart E, labeling, or subpart F, placarding;

(III) a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or

(IV) a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704; and

(C) The date upon which each period of accumulation begins clearly visible for inspection on each container.

(ii) Tanks. A large quantity generator accumulating hazardous waste in tanks shall do the following:

(A) Mark or label its tanks with the words "Hazardous Waste";

(B) Mark or label its tanks with an indication of the hazards of the contents, examples include, but are not limited to:

(I) the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s), i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic;

(II) hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR part 172 subpart E, labeling, or subpart F, placarding;

(III) a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or

(IV) a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704;

(C) Use inventory logs, monitoring equipment or other records to demonstrate that hazardous waste has been emptied within 90 days of first entering the tank if using a batch process, or in the case of a tank with a continuous flow process, demonstrate that estimated volumes of hazardous waste entering the tank daily exit the tank within 90 days of first entering; and

(D) Keep inventory logs or records with the above information on site and readily available for inspection.

(6) Emergency procedures. The large quantity generator complies with the standards in Section R315-262-250 through R315-262-265, Preparedness, Prevention and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators.

(7) Personnel training.

(i)(A) Facility personnel shall 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 shall ensure that this program includes all the elements described in the document required under Subsection R315-262-17(a)(7)(iv).

(B) This program shall be directed by a person trained in hazardous waste management procedures, and shall include instruction which teaches facility personnel hazardous waste management procedures, including contingency plan implementation, relevant to the positions in which they are employed.

(C) At a minimum, the training program shall be designed to ensure that facility personnel are able to respond effectively to emergencies by familiarizing them with emergency procedures, emergency equipment, and emergency systems, including where applicable:

(I) Procedures for using, inspecting, repairing, and replacing facility emergency and monitoring equipment;

(II) Key parameters for automatic waste feed cut-off systems;

(III) Communications or alarm systems;

(IV) Response to fires or explosions;

(V) Response to ground-water contamination incidents; and

(VI) Shutdown of operations.

(D) For facility employees that receive emergency response training pursuant to Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations 29 CFR 1910.120(p)(8) and 1910.120(q), the large quantity generator is not required to provide separate emergency response training pursuant to Section R315-262-17, provided that the overall facility training meets all the conditions of exemption in Section R315-262-17.

(ii) Facility personnel shall successfully complete the program required in Subsection R315-262-17(a)(7)(i) within six months after the date of their employment or assignment to the facility, or to a new position at the facility, whichever is later. Employees shall not work in unsupervised positions until they have completed the training standards of Subsection R315-262-17(a)(7)(i).

(iii) Facility personnel shall take part in an annual review of the initial training required in Subsection R315-262-17(a)(7)(i).

(iv) The large quantity generator shall maintain the following documents and records at the facility:

(A) The job title for each position at the facility related to hazardous waste management, and the name of the employee filling each job;

(B) A written job description for each position listed under Subsection R315-262-17(a)(7)(iv)(A). This description may be consistent in its degree of specificity with descriptions for other similar positions in the same company location or bargaining unit, but shall include the requisite skill, education, or other qualifications, and duties of facility personnel assigned to each position;

(C) A written description of the type and amount of both introductory and continuing training that will be given to each person filling a position listed under Subsection R315-262-17(a)(7)(iv)(A);

(D) Records that document that the training or job experience, required under Subsections R315-262-17(a)(7)(i), (ii), and (iii), has been given to, and completed by, facility personnel.

(v) Training records on current personnel shall be kept until closure of the facility. Training records on former employees shall be kept for at least three years from the date the employee last worked at the facility. Personnel training records may accompany personnel transferred within the same company.

(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, shall meet the following conditions:

(i) Notification for closure of a waste accumulation unit. A large quantity generator shall perform one of the following when closing a waste accumulation unit:

(A) Place a notice in the operating record within 30 days after closure identifying the location of the unit within the facility; or

(B) Meet the closure performance standards of Subsection R315-262-17(a)(8)(iii) for container, tank, and containment building waste accumulation units or Subsection R315-262-17(a)(8)(iv) for drip pads and notify the Director following the procedures in Subsection R315-262-17(a)(8)(ii)(B) for the waste accumulation unit. If the waste accumulation unit is subsequently reopened, the generator may remove the notice from the operating record.

(ii) Notification for closure of the facility.

(A) Notify the Director using EPA form 8700-12 no later than 30 days prior to closing the facility.

(B) Notify EPA using EPA form 8700-12 within 90 days after closing the facility that it has complied with the closure performance standards of Subsection R315-262-17(a)(8)(iii) or (iv). If the facility cannot meet the closure performance standards of Subsection R315-262-17(a)(8)(iii) or (iv), notify the Director using EPA form 8700-12 that it will close as a landfill under 40 CFR 265.310, which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, in the case of a container, tank or containment building unit(s), or for a facility with drip pads, notify using EPA form 8700-12 that it will close under the standards of 40 CFR 265.445(b), which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1.

(C) A large quantity generator may request additional time to clean close, but it shall notify the Director using EPA form 8700-12 within 75 days after the date provided in Subsection R315-262-17(a)(8)(ii)(A) to request an extension and provide an explanation as to why the additional time is required.

(iii) Closure performance standards for container, tank systems, and containment building waste accumulation units.

(A) At closure, the generator shall close the waste accumulation unit or facility in a manner that:

(I) Minimizes the need for further maintenance by controlling, minimizing, or eliminating, to the extent necessary to protect human health and the environment, the post-closure escape of hazardous waste, hazardous constituents, leachate, contaminated run-off, or hazardous waste decomposition products to the ground or surface waters or to the atmosphere,

(II) Removes or decontaminates all contaminated equipment, structures and soil and any remaining hazardous waste residues from waste accumulation units including containment system components (pads, liners, etc.), contaminated soils and subsoils, bases, and structures and equipment contaminated with waste, unless Subsection R315-261-3(d) applies.

(III) Any hazardous waste generated in the process of closing either the generator's facility or unit(s) accumulating hazardous waste shall be managed in accordance with all applicable standards of Rules R315-262, R315-263, R315-265 and R315-268, including removing any hazardous waste contained in these units within 90 days of generating it and managing these wastes in a hazardous waste permitted treatment, storage and disposal facility or interim status facility.

(IV) If the generator demonstrates that any contaminated soils and wastes cannot be practicably removed or decontaminated as required in Subsection R315-262-17(a)(8)(ii)(A)(II), then the waste accumulation unit is considered to be a landfill and the generator shall close the waste accumulation unit and perform post-closure care in accordance with the closure and post-closure care requirements that apply to landfills (40 CFR 265.310, which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1). 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 shall meet all of the requirements for landfills specified in 40 CFR 265.110 through 265.121 and 265.140 through 265.148, which are incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1.

(iv) Closure performance standards for drip pad waste accumulation units. At closure, the generator shall comply with the closure requirements of Subsections R315-262-17(a)(8)(ii) and (a)(8)(iii)(A)(I) and (III), and 40 CFR 265.445(a) and (b), which are incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1.

(v) The closure requirements of Subsection R315-262-17(a)(8) do not apply to satellite accumulation areas.

(9) Land disposal restrictions. The large quantity generator complies with all applicable requirements under Rule R315-268.

(b) Accumulation time limit extension. A large quantity generator who accumulates hazardous waste for more than 90 days is subject to the requirements of Rules R315-124, R315-264 through R315-266, R315-268, and R315-270 and the notification requirements of section 3010 of RCRA, unless it has been granted an extension to the 90-day period. Such extension may be granted by the Director if hazardous wastes shall 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 Director 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 Rules R315-124, R315-264 through R315-266 and R315-270, and the notification requirements of section 3010 of RCRA, provided that it complies with all of the following additional conditions for exemption:

(1) The large quantity generator has implemented pollution prevention practices that reduce the amount of any hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants entering F006 or otherwise released to the environment prior to its recycling;

(2) The F006 waste is legitimately recycled through metals recovery;

(3) No more than 20,000 kilograms of F006 waste is accumulated on site at any one time; and

(4) The F006 waste is managed in accordance with the following:

(i)(A) If the F006 waste is placed in containers, the large quantity generator shall comply with the applicable conditions for exemption in Subsection R315-262-17(a)(1); and/or

(B) If the F006 is placed in tanks, the large quantity generator shall comply with the applicable conditions for exemption of Subsection R315-262-17(a)(2); and/or

(C) If the F006 is placed in containment buildings, the large quantity generator shall comply with 40 CFR 265.1100 through 265.1102, which are incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, and has placed its professional engineer certification that the building complies with the design standards specified in 40 CFR 265.1101, which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, in the facility's files prior to operation of the unit. The large quantity generator shall maintain the following records:

(I) A written description of procedures to ensure that the F006 waste remains in the unit for no more than 180 days, a written description of the waste generation and management practices for the facility showing that they are consistent with the 180-day limit, and documentation that the large quantity generator is complying with the procedures; or

(II) Documentation that the unit is emptied at least once every 180 days.

(ii) The large quantity generator is exempt from all the requirements in 40 CFR 265.110 through 265.121 and 265.140 through 265.148, which are incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, except for those referenced in Subsection R315-262-17(a)(8).

(iii) The date upon which each period of accumulation begins is clearly marked and shall be clearly visible for inspection on each container;

(iv) While being accumulated on site, each container and tank is labeled or marked clearly with:

(A) The words "Hazardous Waste"; and

(B) An indication of the hazards of the contents, examples include, but are not limited to:

(I) the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s), i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic;

(II) hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR part 172 subpart E, labeling, or subpart F, placarding;

(III) a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or

(IV) a chemical hazard label consistent with the National Fire Protection Association code 704.

(v) The large quantity generator complies with the requirements in Subsection R315-262-17(a)(6) and (7).

(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 shall transport this waste, or offer this waste for transportation, 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 Rules R315-124, R315-264 through R315-266, R315-270, and the notification requirements of section 3010 of RCRA, if the large quantity generator complies with all of the conditions for exemption of Subsections R315-262-17(c)(1) through (4).

(e) F006 accumulation time extension. A large quantity generator accumulating F006 in accordance with Subsections R315-262-17(c) and (d) who accumulates F006 waste on site for more than 180 days, or for more than 270 days if the generator shall 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 Rules R315-124, R315-264, R315-265, and R315-270, and the notification requirements of section 3010 of RCRA, 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 the Director if F006 waste shall remain on site for longer than 180 days (or 270 days if applicable) or if more than 20,000 kilograms of F006 waste shall 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 Director 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 Section R315-260-10, without a storage permit or interim status and without complying with the requirements of Rules R315-124, R315-264 through R315-266, R315-268, and R315-270, and the notification requirements of section 3010 of RCRA, 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.

(1) The large quantity generator notifies the Director at least thirty (30) days prior to receiving the first shipment from a very small quantity generator(s) using EPA Form 8700-12; and

(i) Identifies on the form the name(s) and site address(es) for the very small quantity generator(s) as well as the name and business telephone number for a contact person for the very small quantity generator(s); and

(ii) Submits an updated Site ID form (EPA Form 8700-12) within 30 days after a change in the name or site address for the very small quantity generator.

(2) The large quantity generator maintains records of shipments for three years from the date the hazardous waste was received from the very small quantity generator. These records shall identify the name, site address, and contact information for the very small quantity generator and include a description of the hazardous waste received, including the quantity and the date the waste was received.

(3) The large quantity generator complies with the independent requirements identified in Subsection R315-262-10(a)(1)(iii) and the conditions for exemption in Subsection R315-262-17(f) for all hazardous waste received from a very small quantity generator. For purposes of the labeling and marking regulations in Subsection R315-262-17(a)(5), the large quantity generator shall label the container or unit with the date accumulation started, i.e., the date the hazardous waste was received from the very small quantity generator. If the large quantity generator is consolidating incoming hazardous waste from a very small quantity generator with either its own hazardous waste or with hazardous waste from other very small quantity generators, the large quantity generator shall label each container or unit with the earliest date any hazardous waste in the container was accumulated on site.

(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 Sections R315-264-72 or 40 CFR 265.72, which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, may accumulate the returned waste on site in accordance with Subsections R315-262-17(a) and (b). Upon receipt of the returned shipment, the generator shall:

(1) Sign Item 18c of the manifest, if the transporter returned the shipment using the original manifest; or

(2) Sign Item 20 of the manifest, if the transporter returned the shipment using a new manifest.

R315-262-18. General -- EPA Identification Numbers and Re-Notification for Small Quantity Generators and Large Quantity Generators.

(a) A generator shall not treat, store, dispose of, transport, or offer for transportation, hazardous waste without having received an EPA identification number from the Director.

(b) A generator who has not received an EPA identification number shall obtain one by applying to the Director using EPA Form 8700-12. Upon receiving the request the Director will assign an EPA identification number to the generator.

(c) A generator shall not offer its hazardous waste to transporters or to treatment, storage, or disposal facilities that have not received an EPA identification number.

(d) Re-notification.

(1) A small quantity generator shall re-notify the Director starting in 2021 and every four years thereafter using EPA Form 8700-12. This re-notification shall be submitted by September 1st of each year in which re-notifications are required.

(2) A large quantity generator shall re-notify the Director by March 1 of each even-numbered year thereafter using EPA Form 8700-12. A large quantity generator may submit this re-notification as part of its Biennial Report required under Section R315-262-41.

(e) A recognized trader shall not arrange for import or export of hazardous waste without having received an EPA identification number from the Director.

R315-262-20. Manifest Requirements Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- General Requirements.

(a)(1) A generator who transports, or offers for transport a hazardous waste for offsite treatment, storage, or disposal, or a treatment, storage, and disposal facility who offers for transport a rejected hazardous waste load, shall prepare a Manifest (OMB Control number 2050-0039) on EPA Form 8700-22, and, if necessary, EPA Form 8700-22A, according to the instructions included in the appendix to Rule R315-262.

(2) Reserved.

(3) Electronic manifest. In lieu of using the manifest form specified in Subsection R315-262-20(a)(1), a person required to prepare a manifest under Subsection R315-262-20(a)(1) may prepare and use an electronic manifest, provided that the person:

(i) Complies with the requirements in Section R315-262-24 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 shall 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 shall either designate another facility or instruct the transporter to return the waste.

(e) The requirements of Section R315-262-20 through 27 do not apply to hazardous waste produced by generators of greater than 100 kg but less than 1000 kg in a calendar month where:

(1) The waste is reclaimed under a contractual agreement pursuant to which:

(i) The type of waste and frequency of shipments are specified in the agreement;

(ii) The vehicle used to transport the waste to the recycling facility and to deliver regenerated material back to the generator is owned and operated by the reclaimer of the waste; and

(2) The generator maintains a copy of the reclamation agreement in his files for a period of at least three years after termination or expiration of the agreement.

(f) The requirements of Sections R315-262-20 through 27 and Subsection R315-262-32(b) do not apply to the transport of hazardous wastes 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. Notwithstanding Subsection R315-263-10(a), the generator or transporter shall comply with the requirements for transporters set forth in Sections R315-263-30 and 31 in the event of a discharge of hazardous waste on a public or private right-of-way.

R315-262-21. Manifest Requirements Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- Manifest Tracking Numbers, Manifest Printing, and Obtaining Manifests.

(a)(1) A registrant may not print, or have printed, the manifest for use of distribution unless it has received approval from the EPA Director of the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery to do so under Subsection R315-262-21(c) and (e).

(2) The approved registrant is responsible for ensuring that the organizations identified in its application are in compliance with the procedures of its approved application and the requirements of Section R315-262-21. The registrant is responsible for assigning manifest tracking numbers to its manifests.

(b) A registrant shall submit an initial application to the EPA Director of the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery that contains the following information:

(1) Name and mailing address of registrant;

(2) Name, telephone number and email address of contact person;

(3) Brief description of registrant's government or business activity;

(4) EPA identification number of the registrant, if applicable;

(5) Description of the scope of the operations that the registrant plans to undertake in printing, distributing, and using its manifests, including:

(i) A description of the printing operation. The description should include an explanation of whether the registrant intends to print its manifests in-house, i.e., using its own printing establishments, or through a separate, i.e., unaffiliated, printing company. If the registrant intends to use a separate printing company to print the manifest on its behalf, the application shall identify this printing company and discuss how the registrant will oversee the company. If this includes the use of intermediaries, e.g., prime and subcontractor relationships, the role of each shall be discussed. The application shall provide the name and mailing address of each company. It also shall provide the name and telephone number of the contact person at each company.

(ii) A description of how the registrant will ensure that its organization and unaffiliated companies, if any, comply with the requirements of Section R315-262-21. The application shall discuss how the registrant will ensure that a unique manifest tracking number will be pre-printed on each manifest. The application shall describe the internal control procedures to be followed by the registrant and unaffiliated companies to ensure that numbers are tightly controlled and remain unique. In particular, the application shall describe how the registrant will assign manifest tracking numbers to its manifests. If computer systems or other infrastructure will be used to maintain, track, or assign numbers, these should be indicated. The application shall also indicate how the printer will pre-print a unique number on each form, e.g., crash or press numbering. The application also shall explain the other quality procedures to be followed by each establishment and printing company to ensure that all required print specifications are consistently achieved and that printing violations are identified and corrected at the earliest practicable time.

(iii) An indication of whether the registrant intends to use the manifests for its own business operations or to distribute the manifests to a separate company or to the general public, e.g., for purchase.

(6) A brief description of the qualifications of the company that will print the manifest. The registrant may use readily available information to do so, e.g., corporate brochures, product samples, customer references, documentation of ISO certification, so long as such information pertains to the establishments or company being proposed to print the manifest.

(7) Proposed unique three-letter manifest tracking number suffix. If the registrant is approved to print the manifest, the registrant shall use this suffix to pre-print a unique manifest tracking number on each manifest.

(8) A signed certification by a duly authorized employee of the registrant that the organizations and companies in its application will comply with the procedures of its approved application and the requirements of Section R315-262-21 and that it will notify the EPA Director of the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery of any duplicated manifest tracking numbers on manifests that have been used or distributed to other parties as soon as this becomes known.

(c) EPA shall review the application submitted under Subsection R315-262-21(b) and either approve it or request additional information or modification before approving it.

(d)(1) Upon EPA approval of the application under Subsection R315-262-21(c), EPA shall provide the registrant an electronic file of the manifest, continuation sheet, and manifest instructions and ask the registrant to submit three fully assembled manifests and continuation sheet samples, except as noted in Subsection R315-262-21(d)(3). The registrant's samples shall meet all of the specifications in Subsection R315-262-21(f) and be printed by the company that will print the manifest as identified in the application approved under Subsection R315-262-21(c).

(2) The registrant shall submit a description of the manifest samples as follows:

(i) Paper type, i.e., manufacturer and grade of the manifest paper;

(ii) Paper weight of each copy;

(iii) Ink color of the manifest's instructions. If screening of the ink was used, the registrant shall indicate the extent of the screening; and

(iv) Method of binding the copies.

(3) The registrant need not submit samples of the continuation sheet if it will print its continuation sheet using the same paper type, paper weight of each copy, ink color of the instructions, and binding method as its manifest form samples.

(e) EPA shall evaluate the forms and either approve the registrant to print them as proposed or request additional information or modification to them before approval. EPA shall notify the registrant of its decision by mail. The registrant cannot use or distribute its forms until EPA approves them. An approved registrant shall print the manifest and continuation sheet according to its application approved under Subsection R315-262-21(c) and the manifest specifications in Subsection R315-262-21(f). It also shall print the forms according to the paper type, paper weight, ink color of the manifest instructions and binding method of its approved forms.

(f) Paper manifests and continuation sheets shall be printed according to the following specifications:

(1) The manifest and continuation sheet shall be printed with the exact format and appearance as EPA Forms 8700-22 and 8700-22A, respectively. However, information required to complete the manifest may be pre-printed on the manifest form.

(2) A unique manifest tracking number assigned in accordance with a numbering system approved by EPA shall be pre-printed in Item 4 of the manifest. The tracking number shall consist of a unique three-letter suffix following nine digits.

(3) The manifest and continuation sheet shall be printed on 81/2 x 11-inch white paper, excluding common stubs, e.g., top- or side-bound stubs. The paper shall be durable enough to withstand normal use.

(4) The manifest and continuation sheet shall be printed in black ink that can be legibly photocopied, scanned, or faxed, except that the marginal words indicating copy distribution shall be printed with a distinct ink color or with another method; e.g., white text against black background in text box, or, black text against grey background in text box; that clearly distinguishes the copy distribution notations from the other text and data entries on the form.

(5) The manifest and continuation sheet shall be printed as six-copy forms. Copy-to-copy registration shall be exact within 1/32 nd of an inch. Handwritten and typed impressions on the form shall be legible on all six copies. Copies shall be bound together by one or more common stubs that reasonably ensure that they will not become detached inadvertently during normal use.

(6) Each copy of the manifest and continuation sheet shall indicate how the copy shall be distributed, as follows:

(i) Page 1, top copy: "Designated facility to destination State, if required".

(ii) Page 2: "Designated facility to generator State, if required".

(iii) Page 3: "Designated facility to generator".

(iv) Page 4: "Designated facility's copy".

(v) Page 5: "Transporter's copy".

(vi) Page 6 (bottom copy): "Generator's initial copy".

(7) The instructions in the appendix to Rule R315-262 shall appear legibly on the back of the copies of the manifest and continuation sheet as provided in Subsection R315-262-21(f). The instructions shall not be visible through the front of the copies when photocopied or faxed.

(i) Manifest EPA Form 8700-22.

(A) The "Instructions for Generators" on Copy 6;

(B) The "Instructions for International Shipment Block" and "Instructions for Transporters" on Copy 5; and

(C) The "Instructions for Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities" on Copy 4.

(ii) Manifest EPA Form 8700-22A.

(A) The "Instructions for Generators" on Copy 6;

(B) The "Instructions for Transporters" on Copy 5; and

(C) The "Instructions for Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities" on Copy 4.

(g)(1) A generator may use manifests printed by any source so long as the source of the printed form has received approval from EPA to print the manifest under Subsections R315-262-21(c) and (e). A registered source may be a:

(i) State agency;

(ii) Commercial printer;

(iii) Hazardous waste generator, transporter or TSDF; or

(iv) Hazardous waste broker or other preparer who prepares or arranges shipments of hazardous waste for transportation.

(2) A generator shall determine whether the generator state or the consignment state for a shipment regulates any additional wastes, beyond those regulated Federally, as hazardous wastes under these states' authorized programs. Generators also shall determine whether the consignment state or generator state requires the generator to submit any copies of the manifest to these states. In cases where the generator shall supply copies to either the generator's state or the consignment state, the generator is responsible for supplying legible photocopies of the manifest to these states.

(h)(1) If an approved registrant would like to update any of the information provided in its application approved under Subsection R315-262-21(c), e.g., to update a company phone number or name of contact person, the registrant shall revise the application and submit it to the EPA Director of the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, along with an indication or explanation of the update, as soon as practicable after the change occurs. The Agency either shall approve or deny the revision. If the Agency denies the revision, it shall explain the reasons for the denial, and it shall contact the registrant and request further modification before approval.

(2) If the registrant would like a new tracking number suffix, the registrant shall submit a proposed suffix to the EPA Director of the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, along with the reason for requesting it. The Agency shall either approve the suffix or deny the suffix and provide an explanation why it is not acceptable.

(3) If a registrant would like to change the paper type, paper weight, ink color of the manifest instructions, or binding method of its manifest or continuation sheet subsequent to approval under Subsection R315-262-21(e), then the registrant shall submit three samples of the revised form for EPA review and approval. If the approved registrant would like to use a new printer, the registrant shall submit three manifest samples printed by the new printer, along with a brief description of the printer's qualifications to print the manifest. EPA shall evaluate the manifests and either approve the registrant to print the forms as proposed or request additional information or modification to them before approval. EPA shall notify the registrant of its decision by mail. The registrant cannot use or distribute its revised forms until EPA approves them.

(i) If, subsequent to its approval under Subsection R315-262-21(e), a registrant typesets its manifest or continuation sheet instead of using the electronic file of the forms provided by EPA, it shall submit three samples of the manifest or continuation sheet to the registry for approval. EPA shall evaluate the manifests or continuation sheets and either approve the registrant to print them as proposed or request additional information or modification to them before approval. EPA shall notify the registrant of its decision by mail. The registrant cannot use or distribute its typeset forms until EPA approves them.

(j) EPA may exempt a registrant from the requirement to submit form samples under Subsection R315-262-21(d) or (h)(3) if the Agency is persuaded that a separate review of the registrant's forms would serve little purpose in informing an approval decision; e.g., a registrant certifies that it will print the manifest using the same paper type, paper weight, ink color of the instructions and binding method of the form samples approved for some other registrant. A registrant may request an exemption from EPA by indicating why an exemption is warranted.

(k) An approved registrant shall notify EPA by phone or email as soon as it becomes aware that it has duplicated tracking numbers on any manifests that have been used or distributed to other parties.

(l) If, subsequent to approval of a registrant under Subsection R315-262-21(e), EPA becomes aware that the approved paper type, paper weight, ink color of the instructions, or binding method of the registrant's form is unsatisfactory, EPA shall contact the registrant and require modifications to the form.

(m)(1) EPA may suspend and, if necessary, revoke printing privileges if we find that the registrant:

(i) Has used or distributed forms that deviate from its approved form samples in regard to paper weight, paper type, ink color of the instructions, or binding method; or

(ii) Exhibits a continuing pattern of behavior in using or distributing manifests that contain duplicate manifest tracking numbers.

(2) EPA shall send a warning letter to the registrant that specifies the date by which it shall come into compliance with the requirements. If the registrant does not come in compliance by the specified date, EPA shall send a second letter notifying the registrant that EPA has suspended or revoked its printing privileges. An approved registrant shall provide information on its printing activities to EPA if requested.

R315-262-22. Manifest Requirements Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- 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.

R315-262-23. Manifest Requirements Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- Use of the Manifest.

(a) The generator shall:

(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 Subsection R315-262-40(a).

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

(c) For shipments of hazardous waste within Utah solely by water, bulk shipments only, the generator shall send three copies of the manifest dated and signed in accordance with Section R315-262-23 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 Utah which originate at the site of generation, the generator shall send at least three copies of the manifest dated and signed in accordance with Section R315-262-23 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 federal authorization to regulate that particular waste as hazardous, the generator shall 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 Subsections R315-263-20(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 Subsections R315-264-72(f) or 40 CFR 265.72(f), which is adopted by reference in Section R315-265-1; the generator shall:

(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.

R315-262-24. Manifest Requirements Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- Use of the Electronic Manifest.

(a) Legal equivalence to paper manifests. Electronic manifests that are obtained, completed, and transmitted in accordance with Subsection R315-262-20(a)(3), and used in accordance with Section R315-262-24 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 Section R315-262-25.

(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 Utah inspector.

(4) No generator may be held liable for the inability to produce an electronic manifest for inspection under Section R315-262-24 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 prepare an electronic manifest for the tracking of hazardous 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 the electronic manifest system.

(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 shall 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 shall 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 in the appendix to Rule R315-262, and use these paper forms from this point forward in accordance with the requirements of Section R315-262-23.

(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 Subsection R315-262-24(d).

(g) Imposition of user fee. A generator who is a user of the electronic manifest may be assessed a user fee by EPA for the origination of each electronic manifest. EPA shall maintain and update from time-to-time the current schedule of electronic manifest user fees, which shall be determined based on current and projected system costs and level of use of the electronic manifest system. The current schedule of electronic manifest user fees shall be published as an appendix to Rule R315-262.

R315-262-25. Manifest Requirements Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- Electronic Manifest Signatures.

Electronic signature methods for the e-Manifest system shall:

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

(b) 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.

R315-262-27. Manifest Requirements Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- Waste Minimization Certification.

A generator who initiates a shipment of hazardous waste shall 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."

R315-262-30. Pre-Transport Requirements Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- Packaging.

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

R315-262-31. Pre-Transport Requirements Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- Labeling.

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

R315-262-32. Pre-Transport Requirements Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- Marking.

(a) Before transporting or offering hazardous waste for transportation off-site, a generator shall 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 shall 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 Subsection R315-262-32(b)(5) or paragraph (d).

(d) Lab packs that will be incinerated in compliance with Subsection R315-268-42(c) are not required to be marked with EPA Hazardous Waste Number(s), except D004, D005, D006, D007, D008, D010, and D011, where applicable.

R315-262-33. Pre-Transport Requirements Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- Placarding.

Before transporting hazardous waste or offering hazardous waste for transportation off-site, a generator shall 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.

R315-262-35. Pre-Transport Requirements Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- 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 shall meet additional requirements as specified in Sections R315-264-314 and 40 CFR 265.314, which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1.

R315-262-40. Recordkeeping and Reporting Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- Recordkeeping.

(a) A generator shall keep a copy of each manifest signed in accordance with Subsection R315-262-23(a) for three years or until he receives a signed copy from the designated facility which received the waste. This signed copy shall be retained as a record for at least three years from the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter.

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

(c) A generator shall follow Subsection R315-262-11(f) for recordkeeping requirements for documenting hazardous waste determinations.

(d) The periods or retention referred to in Section R315-262-40 are extended automatically during the course of any unresolved enforcement action regarding the regulated activity or as requested by the Director.

(e) Records maintained in accordance with Section R315-262-40 and any other records which the Director deems necessary to determine quantities and disposition of hazardous waste or other determinations, test results, or waste analyses made in accordance with R315-262-11 shall be available for inspection by any duly authorized officer, employee or representative of the Department or the Director as provided in R315-260-5 for a period of at least three years from the date the waste was last sent to on-site or off-site treatment, storage, or disposal facilities.

R315-262-41. Recordkeeping and Reporting Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- Biennial Report for Large Quantity Generators.

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

(b) Any generator who is a large quantity generator for at least one month of an odd-numbered year (reporting year) who treats, stores, or disposes of hazardous waste on site shall complete and submit EPA Form 8700-13 A/B to the Director by March 1 of the following even-numbered year covering those wastes in accordance with the provisions of Rules R315-264, R315-265, R315-266, and R315-270. This requirement also applies to large quantity generators that receive hazardous waste from very small quantity generators pursuant to Subsection R315-262-17(f).

(c) Exports of hazardous waste to foreign countries are not required to be reported on the Biennial Report form. A separate annual report requirement is set forth at Subsection R315-262-83(g) for hazardous waste exporters.

R315-262-42. Recordkeeping and Reporting Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- Exception Reporting.

(a)(1) A generator of 1,000 kilograms or greater of hazardous waste in a calendar month, or greater than 1 kg of acute hazardous waste listed in Section R315-261-31 or Subsection R315-261-33(e) in a calendar month, who does not receive a copy of the manifest with the handwritten signature of the owner or operator of the designated facility within 35 days of the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter shall contact the transporter and/or the owner or operator of the designated facility to determine the status of the hazardous waste.

(2) A generator of 1,000 kilograms or greater of hazardous waste in a calendar month, or greater than 1 kg of acute hazardous waste listed in Section R315-261-31 or Subsection R315-261-33(e) in a calendar month, shall submit an Exception Report to the Director if he has not received a copy of the manifest 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 Exception Report shall include:

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

(ii) 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.

(b) A generator of greater than 100 kilograms but less than 1000 kilograms of hazardous waste in a calendar month who does not receive a copy of the manifest with the handwritten signature of the owner or operator of the designated facility within 60 days of the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter shall submit a legible copy of the manifest, with some indication that the generator has not received confirmation of delivery, to the Director.

Note: The submission to the Director need only be a handwritten or typed note on the manifest itself, or on an attached sheet of paper, stating that the return copy was not received.

(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 Subsections R315-264-72(e)(1) through (6) or 40 CFR 265.72(e)(1) through (6), which are adopted by reference; the generator shall comply with the requirements of Subsections R315-262-42(a) or (b), 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 Subsection R315-262-42(a) or (b) for a shipment forwarding such waste to an alternate facility by a designated facility:

(1) The copy of the manifest received by the generator shall 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 35/45/60-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.

R315-262-43. Recordkeeping and Reporting Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- Additional Reporting.

The Director, as he deems necessary, may require generators to furnish additional reports concerning the quantities and disposition of wastes identified or listed in Rule R315-261.

R315-262-44. Recordkeeping and Reporting Applicable to Small and Large Quantity Generators -- Recordkeeping for Small Quantity Generators.

A small quantity generator is subject only to the following independent requirements in Sections R315-262-40 through R315-262-43:

(a) Subsection R315-262-40(a), (c), and (d), recordkeeping;

(b) Subsection R315-262-42(b), exception reporting; and

(c) Section R315-262-43, additional reporting.

R315-262-50. Exports of Hazardous Waste -- Applicability.

Sections R315-262-50 through 58 establish requirements applicable to exports of hazardous waste. Except to the extent Section R315-262-58 provides otherwise, a primary exporter of hazardous waste shall comply with the special requirements of Sections R315-262-50 through 58 and a transporter transporting hazardous waste for export shall comply with applicable requirements of Rule R315-263. Section R315-262-58 sets forth the requirements of international agreements between the United States and receiving countries which establish different notice, export, and enforcement procedures for the transportation, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste for shipments between the United States and those countries.

R315-262-51. Exports of Hazardous Waste -- Definitions.

In addition to the definitions set forth at Section R315-260-10, the following definitions apply to Sections R315-262-50 through 58:

Consignee means the ultimate treatment, storage or disposal facility in a receiving country to which the hazardous waste will be sent.

EPA Acknowledgement of Consent means the cable sent to EPA from the U.S. Embassy in a receiving country that acknowledges the written consent of the receiving country to accept the hazardous waste and describes the terms and conditions of the receiving country's consent to the shipment. Primary Exporter means any person who is required to originate the manifest for a shipment of hazardous waste in accordance with Sections R315-262-20 through 25 and 27 which specifies a treatment, storage, or disposal facility in a receiving country as the facility to which the hazardous waste will be sent and any intermediary arranging for the export.

Receiving country means a foreign country to which a hazardous waste is sent for the purpose of treatment, storage or disposal, except short-term storage incidental to transportation. Transit country means any foreign country, other than a receiving country, through which a hazardous waste is transported.

R315-262-52. Exports of Hazardous Waste -- General Requirements.

Exports of hazardous waste are prohibited except in compliance with the applicable requirements of Sections R315-262-50 through 58 and Rule R315-263. Exports of hazardous waste are prohibited unless:

(a) Notification in accordance with Section R315-262-53 has been provided;

(b) The receiving country has consented to accept the hazardous waste;

(c) A copy of the EPA Acknowledgment of Consent to the shipment accompanies the hazardous waste shipment and, unless exported by rail, is attached to the manifest; or shipping paper for exports by water, bulk shipment.

(d) The hazardous waste shipment conforms to the terms of the receiving country's written consent as reflected in the EPA Acknowledgment of Consent.

R315-262-53. Exports of Hazardous Waste -- Notification of Intent to Export.

(a) A primary exporter of hazardous waste shall notify EPA of an intended export before such waste is scheduled to leave the United States. A complete notification should be submitted sixty days before the initial shipment is intended to be shipped off site. This notification may cover export activities extending over a twelve month or lesser period. The notification shall be in writing, signed by the primary exporter, and include the following information:

(1) Name, mailing address, telephone number and EPA ID number of the primary exporter;

(2) By consignee, for each hazardous waste type:

(i) A description of the hazardous waste and the EPA hazardous waste number, from Sections R315-261-20 through 24, and R315-261-30 through 35, U.S. DOT proper shipping name, hazard class and ID number (UN/NA) for each hazardous waste as identified in 49 CFR parts 171 through 177;

(ii) The estimated frequency or rate at which such waste is to be exported and the period of time over which such waste is to be exported.

(iii) The estimated total quantity of the hazardous waste in units as specified in the instructions to the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest Form (8700-22);

(iv) All points of entry to and departure from each foreign country through which the hazardous waste will pass;

(v) A description of the means by which each shipment of the hazardous waste will be transported; e.g., mode of transportation vehicle, air, highway, rail, water, etc.; type(s) of container, drums, boxes, tanks, etc.;

(vi) A description of the manner in which the hazardous waste will be treated, stored or disposed of in the receiving country, e.g., land or ocean incineration, other land disposal, ocean dumping, recycling;

(vii) The name and site address of the consignee and any alternate consignee; and

(viii) The name of any transit countries through which the hazardous waste will be sent and a description of the approximate length of time the hazardous waste will remain in such country and the nature of its handling while there;

(b) Notifications submitted by mail should be sent to the following mailing address: Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Federal Activities, International Compliance Assurance Division (2254A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Hand-delivered notifications should be sent to: Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Federal Activities, International Compliance Assurance Division, Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Bldg., Room 6144, 12th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20004. In both cases, the following shall be prominently displayed on the front of the envelope: "Attention: Notification of Intent to Export.".

(c) Except for changes to the telephone number in Subsection R315-262-53(a)(1), changes to Subsection R315-262-53(a)(2)(v) and decreases in the quantity indicated pursuant to Subsection R315-262-53(a)(2)(iii) when the conditions specified on the original notification change, including any exceedance of the estimate of the quantity of hazardous waste specified in the original notification, the primary exporter shall provide EPA with a written renotification of the change. The shipment cannot take place until consent of the receiving country to the changes, except for changes to Subsection R315-262-53(a)(2)(viii) and in the ports of entry to and departure from transit countries pursuant to Subsection R315-262-53(a)(2)(iv), has been obtained and the primary exporter receives an EPA Acknowledgment of Consent reflecting the receiving country's consent to the changes.

(d) Upon request by EPA, a primary exporter shall furnish to EPA any additional information which a receiving country requests in order to respond to a notification.

(e) In conjunction with the Department of State, EPA shall provide a complete notification to the receiving country and any transit countries. A notification is complete when EPA receives a notification which EPA determines satisfies the requirements of Subsection R315-262-53(a). Where a claim of confidentiality is asserted with respect to any notification information required by Subsection R315-262-53(a), EPA may find the notification not complete until any such claim is resolved in accordance with Section R315-260-2.

(f) Where the receiving country consents to the receipt of the hazardous waste, EPA shall forward an EPA Acknowledgment of Consent to the primary exporter for purposes of Subsection R315-262-54(h). Where the receiving country objects to receipt of the hazardous waste or withdraws a prior consent, EPA shall notify the primary exporter in writing. EPA shall also notify the primary exporter of any responses from transit countries.

R315-262-54. Exports of Hazardous Waste -- Special Manifest Requirements.

A primary exporter shall comply with the manifest requirements of Sections R315-262-20 through 23 except that:

(a) In lieu of the name, site address and EPA ID number of the designated permitted facility, the primary exporter shall enter the name and site address of the consignee;

(b) In lieu of the name, site address and EPA ID number of a permitted alternate facility, the primary exporter may enter the name and site address of any alternate consignee.

(c) In the International Shipments block, the primary exporter shall check the export box and enter the point of exit, city and State, from the United States.

(d) The following statement shall be added to the end of the first sentence of the certification set forth in Item 16 of the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest Form: "and conforms to the terms of the attached EPA Acknowledgment of Consent";

(e) The primary 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).

(f) The primary exporter shall require the consignee to confirm in writing the delivery of the hazardous waste to that facility and to describe any significant discrepancies, as defined in Subsection R315-264-72(a), between the manifest and the shipment. A copy of the manifest signed by such facility may be used to confirm delivery of the hazardous waste.

(g) In lieu of the requirements of Subsection R315-262-20(d), where a shipment cannot be delivered for any reason to the designated or alternate consignee, the primary exporter shall:

(1) Renotify EPA of a change in the conditions of the original notification to allow shipment to a new consignee in accordance with Subsection R315-262-53(c) and obtain an EPA Acknowledgment of Consent prior to delivery; or

(2) Instruct the transporter to return the waste to the primary exporter in the United States or designate another facility within the United States; and

(3) Instruct the transporter to revise the manifest in accordance with the primary exporter's instructions.

(h) The primary exporter shall attach a copy of the EPA Acknowledgment of Consent to the shipment to the manifest which shall accompany the hazardous waste shipment. For exports by rail or water (bulk shipment), the primary exporter shall provide the transporter with an EPA Acknowledgment of Consent which shall accompany the hazardous waste but which need not be attached to the manifest except that for exports by water (bulk shipment) the primary exporter shall attach the copy of the EPA Acknowledgment of Consent to the shipping paper.

(i) The primary exporter shall provide the transporter with an additional copy of the manifest for delivery to the U.S. Customs official at the point the hazardous waste leaves the United States in accordance with Subsection R315-263-20(g)(4).

R315-262-55. Exports of Hazardous Waste -- Exception Reports.

In lieu of the requirements of Section R315-262-42, a primary exporter shall file an exception report with the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Federal Activities, International Compliance Assurance Division (2254A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, if any of the following occurs:

(a) He has not received a copy of the manifest signed by the transporter stating the date and place of departure from the United States within forty-five days from the date it was accepted by the initial transporter;

(b) Within ninety days from the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter, the primary exporter has not received written confirmation from the consignee that the hazardous waste was received;

(c) The waste is returned to the United States.

R315-262-56. Exports of Hazardous Waste -- Annual Reports.

(a) Primary exporters of hazardous waste shall file with the Administrator no later than March 1 of each year, a report summarizing the types, quantities, frequency, and ultimate destination of all hazardous waste exported during the previous calendar year. Such reports shall include the following:

(1) The EPA identification number, name, and mailing and site address of the exporter;

(2) The calendar year covered by the report;

(3) The name and site address of each consignee;

(4) By consignee, for each hazardous waste exported, a description of the hazardous waste, the EPA hazardous waste number, from Sections R315-261-20 through 24 and R315-261-30 through 35, DOT hazard class, the name and US EPA ID number, where applicable, for each transporter used, the total amount of waste shipped and number of shipments pursuant to each notification;

(5) Except for hazardous waste produced by exporters of greater than 100 kg but less than 1000 kg in a calendar month, unless provided pursuant to Section R315-262-41, in even numbered years:

(i) A description of the efforts undertaken during the year to reduce the volume and toxicity of waste generated; and

(ii) A description of the changes in volume and toxicity of waste actually achieved during the year in comparison to previous years to the extent such information is available for years prior to 1984.

(6) A certification signed by the primary exporter which states: I certify under penalty of law that I have personally examined and am familiar with the information submitted in this and all attached documents, and that based on my inquiry of those individuals immediately responsible for obtaining the information, I believe that the submitted information is true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information including the possibility of fine and imprisonment.

(b) Annual reports submitted by mail should be sent to the following mailing address: Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Federal Activities, International Compliance Assurance Division (2254A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Hand-delivered reports should be sent to: Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Federal Activities, International Compliance Assurance Division, Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Bldg., Room 6144, 12th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20004.

R315-262-57. Exports of Hazardous Waste -- Recordkeeping.

(a) For all exports a primary exporter shall:

(1) Keep a copy of each notification of intent to export for a period of at least three years from the date the hazardous waste was accepted by the initial transporter;

(2) Keep a copy of each EPA Acknowledgment of Consent for a period of at least three years from the date the hazardous waste was accepted by the initial transporter;

(3) Keep a copy of each confirmation of delivery of the hazardous waste from the consignee for at least three years from the date the hazardous waste was accepted by the initial transporter; and

(4) Keep a copy of each annual report for a period of at least three years from the due date of the report.

(b) The periods of retention referred to in Section R315-262-57 are extended automatically during the course of any unresolved enforcement action regarding the regulated activity or as requested by the Administrator.

R315-262-58. Exports of Hazardous Waste -- International Agreements.

(a) Any person who exports or imports wastes that are considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures to or from designated Member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as defined in Subsection R315-262-58(a)(1) for purposes of recovery is subject to Sections R315-262-80 through 89. The requirements of Sections R315-262-50 through 58 and R315-262-60 do not apply to such exports and imports. A waste is considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures if the waste meets the Federal definition of hazardous waste in Section R315-261-3 and is subject to either the manifesting requirements Sections R315-262-20 through 25 and 27, the universal waste management standards of Rule R315-273, the export requirements in the spent lead-acid battery management standards of Section R315-266-80.

(1) For the purposes of Sections R315-262-80 through 89, the designated OECD Member countries consist of Australia, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Korea, the Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

(2) For the purposes of Sections R315-262-80 through 89, Canada and Mexico are considered OECD Member countries only for the purpose of transit.

(b) Any person who exports hazardous waste to or imports hazardous waste from: A designated OECD Member country for purposes other than recovery; e.g., incineration, disposal; Mexico, for any purpose; or Canada, for any purpose, remains subject to the requirements of Sections R315-262-50 through 58 and 60, and is not subject to the requirements of Sections R315-262-80 through 89.

R315-262-60. Imports of Hazardous Waste.

(a) Any person who imports hazardous waste from a foreign country into the United States shall comply with the requirements of Rule R315-262.

(b) When importing hazardous waste, a person shall meet all the requirements of Section R315-262-20 for the manifest except that:

(1) 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 shall be used.

(2) In place of the generator's signature on the certification statement, the U.S. importer or his agent shall sign and date the certification and obtain the signature of the initial transporter.

(c) A person who imports hazardous waste may obtain the manifest form 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.

(d) In the International Shipments block, the importer shall check the import box and enter the point of entry, city and State, into the United States.

(e) The importer shall provide the transporter with an additional copy of the manifest to be submitted by the receiving facility to U.S. EPA in accordance with Subsections R315-264-71(a)(3) and 40 CFR 265.71(a)(3), which is adopted by reference.

R315-262-70. Farmers.

A farmer disposing of waste pesticides from his own use which are hazardous wastes is not required to comply with the standards in Rule R315-262 or other standards in Rules R315-264, R315-265, R315-268, or R315-270 for those wastes provided he triple rinses each emptied pesticide container in accordance with Subsection R315-261-7(b)(3) and disposes of the pesticide residues on his own farm in a manner consistent with the disposal instructions on the pesticide label.

R315-262-80. Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste for Recovery or Disposal -- Applicability.

(a) The requirements of Sections R315-262-80 through 89 apply to imports and exports of wastes that are considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures and are destined for recovery operations in the countries listed in Subsection R315-262-58(a)(1). A waste is considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures if the waste:

(1) Meets the Federal definition of hazardous waste in Section R315-261-3; and

(2) Is subject to either the manifesting requirements Sections R315-262-20 through 25 and 27, the universal waste management standards of Rule R315-273, the export requirements in the spent lead-acid battery management standards of Section R315-266-80.

(b) Any person; exporter, importer, or recovery facility operator; who mixes two or more wastes, including hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, or otherwise subjects two or more wastes, including hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, to physical or chemical transformation operations, and thereby creates a new hazardous waste, becomes a generator and assumes all subsequent generator duties under RCRA and any exporter duties, if applicable, under Sections R315-262-80 through 89.

R315-262-81. Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste for Recovery or Disposal -- Definitions.

The following definitions apply to Sections R315-262-80 through 89.

Competent authority means the regulatory authority or authorities of concerned countries having jurisdiction over transboundary movements of wastes destined for recovery operations.

Countries concerned means the OECD Member countries of export or import and any OECD Member countries of transit.

Country of export means any designated OECD Member country listed in Subsection R315-262-58(a)(1) from which a transboundary movement of hazardous wastes is planned to be initiated or is initiated.

Country of import means any designated OECD Member country listed in Subsection R315-262-58(a)(1) to which a transboundary movement of hazardous wastes is planned or takes place for the purpose of submitting the wastes to recovery operations therein.

Country of transit means any designated OECD Member country listed in Subsections R315-262-58(a)(1) and (a)(2) other than the country of export or country of import across which a transboundary movement of hazardous wastes is planned or takes place.

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 wastes and who proposes transboundary movement of the hazardous wastes for the ultimate purpose of submitting them to recovery operations. When the United States (U.S.) is the country of export, exporter is interpreted to mean a person domiciled in the United States.

Importer means the person to whom possession or other form of legal control of the waste is assigned at the time the waste is received in the country of import.

OECD area means all land or marine areas under the national jurisdiction of any OECD Member country listed in Section R315-262-58. When the regulations refer to shipments to or from an OECD Member country, this means OECD area.

OECD means the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Recognized trader means a person who, with appropriate authorization of countries concerned, acts in the role of principal to purchase and subsequently sell wastes; this person has legal control of such wastes from time of purchase to time of sale; such a person may act to arrange and facilitate transboundary movements of wastes destined for recovery operations.

Recovery facility means a facility which, under applicable domestic law, is operating or is authorized to operate in the country of import to receive wastes and to perform recovery operations on them.

Recovery operations means activities leading to resource recovery, recycling, reclamation, direct re-use or alternative uses, which include:

R1 Use as a fuel (other than in direct incineration) or other means to generate energy.

R2 Solvent reclamation/regeneration.

R3 Recycling/reclamation of organic substances which are not used as solvents.

R4 Recycling/reclamation of metals and metal compounds.

R5 Recycling/reclamation of other inorganic materials.

R6 Regeneration of acids or bases.

R7 Recovery of components used for pollution abatement.

R8 Recovery of components used from catalysts.

R9 Used oil re-refining or other reuses of previously used oil.

R10 Land treatment resulting in benefit to agriculture or ecological improvement.

R11 Uses of residual materials obtained from any of the operations numbered R1-R10.

R12 Exchange of wastes for submission to any of the operations numbered R1-R11.

R13 Accumulation of material intended for any operation numbered R1-R12.

Transboundary movement means any movement of wastes from an area under the national jurisdiction of one OECD Member country to an area under the national jurisdiction of another OECD Member country.

R315-262-82. Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste for Recovery or Disposal -- General Conditions.

(a) Scope. The level of control for exports and imports of waste is indicated by assignment of the waste to either a list of wastes subject to the Green control procedures or a list of wastes subject to the Amber control procedures and by the national procedures of the United States, as defined in Subsection R315-262-80(a). The OECD Green and Amber lists are incorporated by reference in Subsection R315-262-89(d).

(1) Listed wastes subject to the Green control procedures.

(i) Green wastes that are not considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures as defined in Subsection R315-262-80(a) are subject to existing controls normally applied to commercial transactions.

(ii) Green wastes that are considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures as defined in Section R315-262-80(a) are subject to the Amber control procedures set forth in Sections R315-262-80 through 89.

(2) Listed wastes subject to the Amber control procedures.

(i) Amber wastes that are considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures as defined in Subsection R315-262-80(a) are subject to the Amber control procedures set forth in Sections R315-262-80 through 89.

(ii) Amber wastes that are considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures as defined in Subsection R315-262-80(a), are subject to the Amber control procedures in the United States, even if they are imported to or exported from a designated OECD Member country listed in Subsection R315-262-58(a)(1) that does not consider the waste to be hazardous. In such an event, the responsibilities of the Amber control procedures shift as provided:

(A) For U.S. exports, the United States shall issue an acknowledgement of receipt and assume other responsibilities of the competent authority of the country of import.

(B) For U.S. imports, the U.S. recovery facility/importer and the United States shall assume the obligations associated with the Amber control procedures that normally apply to the exporter and country of export, respectively.

(iii) Amber wastes that are not considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures as defined in Subsection R315-262-80(a), but are considered hazardous by an OECD Member country are subject to the Amber control procedures in the OECD Member country that considers the waste hazardous. All responsibilities of the U.S. importer/exporter shift to the importer/exporter of the OECD Member country that considers the waste hazardous unless the parties make other arrangements through contracts. Note to Subsection R315-262-82(a)(2): Some wastes subject to the Amber control procedures are not listed or otherwise identified as hazardous under RCRA, and therefore are not subject to the Amber control procedures of Sections R315-262-80 through 89. 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 Sections R315-262-80 through 89.

(3) Procedures for mixtures of wastes.

(i) A Green waste that is mixed with one or more other Green wastes such that the resulting mixture is not considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures as defined in Subsection R315-262-80(a) shall be subject to the Green control procedures, provided the composition of this mixture does not impair its environmentally sound recovery. Note to Subsection R315-262-82(a)(3)(i): The regulated community should note that some OECD Member 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 considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures as defined in Subsection R315-262-80(a) are subject to the Amber control procedures, provided the composition of this mixture does not impair its environmentally sound recovery. Note to Subsection R315-262-82(a)(3)(ii): The regulated community should note that some OECD Member 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 considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures as defined in Subsection R315-262-80(a), such wastes are subject to the Amber control procedures.

(ii) If such wastes are not considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures as defined in Subsection R315-262-80(a), such wastes are subject to the Green control procedures.

(b) General conditions applicable to transboundary movements of hazardous waste:

(1) The waste shall be destined for recovery operations at a facility that, under applicable domestic law, is operating or is authorized to operate in the importing country;

(2) The transboundary movement shall be in compliance with applicable international transport agreements; and

Note to Subsection R315-262-82(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 waste through a non-OECD Member country shall be conducted in compliance with all applicable international and national laws and regulations.

(c) Provisions relating to re-export for recovery to a third country:

(1) Re-export of wastes subject to the Amber control procedures from the United States, as the country of import, to a third country listed in Subsection R315-262-58(a)(1) may occur only after an exporter in the United States provides notification to and obtains consent from the competent authorities in the third country, the original country of export, and any transit countries. The notification shall comply with the notice and consent procedures in Section R315-262-83 for all countries concerned and the original country of export. The competent authorities of the original country of export, as well as the competent authorities of all other countries concerned have thirty days to object to the proposed movement.

(i) The thirty day period begins once the competent authorities of both the initial country of export and new country of import issue Acknowledgements of Receipt of the notification.

(ii) The transboundary movement may commence if no objection has been lodged after the thirty day period has passed or immediately after written consent is received from all relevant OECD importing and transit countries.

(2) In the case of re-export of Amber wastes to a country other than those listed in Subsection R315-262-58(a)(1), notification to and consent of the competent authorities of the original OECD Member country of export and any OECD Member countries of transit is required as specified in Subsection R315-262-82(c)(1), in addition to compliance with all international agreements and arrangements to which the first importing OECD Member country is a party and all applicable regulatory requirements for exports from the first country of import.

(d) Duty to return or re-export wastes subject to the Amber control procedures. When a transboundary movement of wastes subject to the Amber control procedures cannot be completed in accordance with the terms of the contract or the consent(s) and alternative arrangements cannot be made to recover the waste in an environmentally sound manner in the country of import, the waste shall be returned to the country of export or re-exported to a third country. The provisions of Subsection R315-262-82(c) apply to any shipments to be re-exported to a third country. The following provisions apply to shipments to be returned to the country of export as appropriate:

(1) Return from the United States to the country of export: The U.S. importer shall inform EPA at the specified address in Subsection R315-262-83(b)(1)(i) of the need to return the shipment. EPA shall then inform the competent authorities of the countries of export and transit, citing the reason(s) for returning the waste. The U.S. importer shall complete the return within ninety days from the time EPA informs the country of export of the need to return the waste, unless informed in writing by EPA of another timeframe agreed to by the concerned Member countries. If the return shipment will cross any transit country, the return shipment may only occur after EPA provides notification to and obtains consent from the competent authority of the country of transit, and provides a copy of that consent to the U.S. importer.

(2) Return from the country of import to the United States: The U.S. exporter shall provide for the return of the hazardous waste shipment within ninety days from the time the country of import informs EPA of the need to return the waste or such other period of time as the concerned Member countries agree. The U.S. exporter shall submit an exception report to EPA in accordance with Subsection R315-262-87(b).

(e) Duty to return wastes subject to the Amber control procedures from a country of transit. When a transboundary movement of wastes subject to the Amber control procedures does not comply with the requirements of the notification and movement documents or otherwise constitutes illegal shipment, and if alternative arrangements cannot be made to recover these wastes in an environmentally sound manner, the waste shall be returned to the country of export. The following provisions apply as appropriate:

(1) Return from the United States, as country of transit, to the country of export: The U.S. transporter shall inform EPA at the specified address in Subsection R315-262-83(b)(1)(i) of the need to return the shipment. EPA shall then inform the competent authority of the country of export, citing the reason(s) for returning the waste. The U.S. transporter shall complete the return within ninety days from the time EPA informs the country of export of the need to return the waste, unless informed in writing by EPA of another timeframe agreed to by the concerned Member countries.

(2) Return from the country of transit to the United States, as country of export: The U.S. exporter shall provide for the return of the hazardous waste shipment within ninety days from the time the competent authority of the country of transit informs EPA of the need to return the waste or such other period of time as the concerned Member countries agree. The U.S. exporter shall submit an exception report to EPA in accordance with Subsection R315-262-87(b).

(f) Requirements for wastes destined for and received by R12 and R13 facilities. The transboundary movement of wastes destined for R12 and R13 operations shall comply with all Amber control procedures for notification and consent as set forth in Section R315-262-83 and for the movement document as set forth in Section R315-262-84. Additional responsibilities of R12/R13 facilities include:

(1) Indicating in the notification document the foreseen recovery facility or facilities where the subsequent R1-R11 recovery operation takes place or may take place.

(2) Within three days of the receipt of the wastes by the R12/R13 recovery facility or facilities, the facility(ies) shall return a signed copy of the movement document to the exporter and to the competent authorities of the countries of export and import. The facility(ies) shall retain the original of the movement document for three years.

(3) As soon as possible, but no later than thirty (30) days after the completion of the R12/R13 recovery operation and no later than one calendar year following the receipt of the waste, the R12 or R13 facility(ies) shall send a certificate of recovery to the foreign exporter and to the competent authority of the country of export and to the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Federal Activities, International Compliance Assurance Division (2254A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Washington, DC 20460, by mail, e-mail without digital signature followed by mail, or fax followed by mail.

(4) When an R12/R13 recovery facility delivers wastes for recovery to an R1-R11 recovery facility located in the country of import, it shall obtain as soon as possible, but no later than one calendar year following delivery of the waste, a certification from the R1-R11 facility that recovery of the wastes at that facility has been completed. The R12/R13 facility shall promptly transmit the applicable certification to the competent authorities of the countries of import and export, identifying the transboundary movements to which the certification pertain.

(5) When an R12/R13 recovery facility delivers wastes for recovery to an R1-R11 recovery facility located:

(i) In the initial country of export, Amber control procedures apply, including a new notification;

(ii) In a third country other than the initial country of export, Amber control procedures apply, with the additional provision that the competent authority of the initial country of export shall also be notified of the transboundary movement.

(g) Laboratory analysis exemption. The transboundary movement of an Amber waste is exempt from the Amber control procedures if it is in certain quantities and destined for laboratory analysis to assess its physical or chemical characteristics, or to determine its suitability for recovery operations. The quantity of such waste shall be determined by the minimum quantity reasonably needed to perform the analysis in each particular case adequately, but in no case exceed twenty-five kilograms. Waste destined for laboratory analysis shall still be appropriately packaged and labeled.

R315-262-83. Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste for Recovery or Disposal -- Notification and Consent.

(a) Applicability. Consent shall be obtained from the competent authorities of the relevant OECD countries of import and transit prior to exporting hazardous waste destined for recovery operations subject to Sections R315-262-80 through 89. Hazardous wastes subject to the Amber control procedures are subject to the requirements of Subsection R315-262-83(b); and wastes not identified on any list are subject to the requirements of Subsection R315-262-83(c).

(b) Amber wastes. Exports of hazardous wastes from the United States as described in Subsection R315-262-80(a) that are subject to the Amber control procedures are prohibited unless the notification and consent requirements of Subsections R315-262-83(b)(1) or (b)(2) are met.

(1) Transactions requiring specific consent:

(i) Notification. At least forty-five days prior to commencement of each transboundary movement, the exporter shall provide written notification in English of the proposed transboundary movement to the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Federal Activities, International Compliance Assurance Division (2254A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, with the words "Attention: OECD Export Notification" prominently displayed on the envelope. This notification shall include all of the information identified in Subsection R315-262-83(d). In cases where wastes having similar physical and chemical characteristics, the same United Nations classification, the same RCRA waste codes, and are to be sent periodically to the same recovery facility by the same exporter, the exporter may submit one general notification of intent to export these wastes in multiple shipments during a period of up to one year. Even when a general notification is used for multiple shipments, each shipment still shall be accompanied by its own movement document pursuant to Section R315-262-84.

(ii) Tacit consent. If no objection has been lodged by any countries concerned; i.e., exporting, importing, or transit; to a notification provided pursuant to Subsection R315-262-83(b)(1)(i) within thirty days after the date of issuance of the Acknowledgement of Receipt of notification by the competent authority of the country of import, the transboundary movement may commence. Tacit consent expires one calendar year after the close of the thirty day period; renotification and renewal of all consents is required for exports after that date.

(iii) Written consent. If the competent authorities of all the relevant OECD importing and transit countries provide written consent in a period less than thirty days, the transboundary movement may commence immediately after all necessary consents are received. Written consent expires for each relevant OECD importing and transit country one calendar year after the date of that country's consent unless otherwise specified; renotification and renewal of each expired consent is required for exports after that date.

(2) Transboundary movements to facilities pre-approved by the competent authorities of the importing countries to accept specific wastes for recovery:

(i) Notification. The exporter shall provide EPA a notification that contains all the information identified in Subsection R315-262-83(d) in English, at least ten days in advance of commencing shipment to a pre-approved facility. The notification shall indicate that the recovery facility is pre-approved, and may apply to a single specific shipment or to multiple shipments as described in Subsection R315-262-83(b)(1)(i). This information shall be sent to the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Federal Activities, International Compliance Assurance Division (2254A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, with the words "OECD Export Notification-Pre-approved Facility" prominently displayed on the envelope. General notifications that cover multiple shipments as described in Subsection R315-262-83(b)(1)(i) may cover a period of up to three years. Even when a general notification is used for multiple shipments, each shipment still shall be accompanied by its own movement document pursuant to Section R315-262-84.

(ii) Exports to pre-approved facilities may take place after the elapse of seven working days from the issuance of an Acknowledgement of Receipt of the notification by the competent authority of the country of import unless the exporter has received information indicating that the competent authority of any countries concerned objects to the shipment.

(c) Wastes not covered in the OECD Green and Amber lists. Wastes destined for recovery operations, that have not been assigned to the OECD Green and Amber lists, incorporated by reference in Subsection R315-262-89(d), but which are considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures as defined in Subsection R315-262-80(a), are subject to the notification and consent requirements established for the Amber control procedures in accordance with Subsection R315-262-83(b). Wastes destined for recovery operations, that have not been assigned to the OECD Green and Amber lists incorporated by reference in Subsection R315-262-89(d), and are not considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures as defined by Subsection R315-262-80(a) are subject to the Green control procedures.

(d) Notifications submitted under Section R315-262-83 shall include the information specified in Subsections R315-262-83(d)(1) through (d)(14):

(1) Serial number or other accepted identifier of the notification document;

(2) Exporter name and EPA identification number, if applicable, address, telephone, fax numbers, and e-mail address;

(3) Importing recovery facility name, address, telephone, fax numbers, e-mail address, and technologies employed;

(4) Importer name, if not the owner or operator of the recovery facility, address, telephone, fax numbers, and e-mail address; whether the importer will engage in waste exchange recovery operation R12 or waste accumulation recovery operation R13 prior to delivering the waste to the final recovery facility and identification of recovery operations to be employed at the final recovery facility;

(5) Intended transporter(s) and/or their agent(s); address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address;

(6) Country of export and relevant competent authority, and point of departure;

(7) Countries of transit and relevant competent authorities and points of entry and departure;

(8) Country of import and relevant competent authority, and point of entry;

(9) Statement of whether the notification is a single notification or a general notification. If general, include period of validity requested;

(10) Date(s) foreseen for commencement of transboundary movement(s);

(11) Means of transport envisaged;

(12) Designation of waste type(s) from the appropriate OECD list incorporated by reference in Subsection R315-262-89(d), description(s) of each waste type, estimated total quantity of each, RCRA waste code, and the United Nations number for each waste type;

(13) Specification of the recovery operation(s) as defined in Section R315-262-81.

(14) Certification/Declaration signed by the exporter that states:

I certify that the above information is complete and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also certify that legally-enforceable written contractual obligations have been entered into, and that any applicable insurance or other financial guarantees are or shall be in force covering the transboundary movement.

Name:

Signature:

Date:

Note to Subsection R315-262-83(d)(14): The United States does not currently require financial assurance for these waste shipments. However, U.S. exporters may be asked by other governments to provide and certify to such assurance as a condition of obtaining consent to a proposed movement.

(e) Certificate of Recovery. As soon as possible, but no later than thirty days after the completion of recovery and no later than one calendar year following receipt of the waste, the U.S. recovery facility shall send a certificate of recovery to the exporter and to the competent authorities of the countries of export and import by mail, e-mail without a digital signature followed by mail, or fax followed by mail. The certificate of recovery shall include a signed, written and dated statement that affirms that the waste materials were recovered in the manner agreed to by the parties to the contract required under Section R315-262-85.

R315-262-84. Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste for Recovery or Disposal -- Movement Document.

(a) All U.S. parties subject to the contract provisions of Section R315-262-85 shall ensure that a movement document meeting the conditions of Subsection R315-262-84(b) accompanies each transboundary movement of wastes subject to the Amber control procedures from the initiation of the shipment until it reaches the final recovery facility, including cases in which the waste is stored and/or sorted by the importer prior to shipment to the final recovery facility, except as provided in Subsections R315-262-84(a)(1) and (2).

(1) For shipments of hazardous waste within the United States solely by water, bulk shipments only, the generator shall forward the movement document with the manifest to the last water, bulk shipment, transporter to handle the waste in the United States if exported by water, in accordance with the manifest routing procedures at Subsection R315-262-23(c).

(2) For rail shipments of hazardous waste within the United States which originate at the site of generation, the generator shall forward the movement document with the manifest, in accordance with the routing procedures for the manifest in Subsection R315-262-23(d), to the next non-rail transporter, if any, or the last rail transporter to handle the waste in the United States if exported by rail.

(b) The movement document shall include all information required under Section R315-262-83, for notification, as well as the following Subsection R315-262-84(b)(1) through (b)(7):

(1) Date movement commenced;

(2) Name; if not exporter, address; telephone; fax numbers; and e-mail of primary exporter;

(3) Company name and EPA ID number of all transporters;

(4) Identification; license, registered name or registration number; of means of transport, including types of packaging envisaged;

(5) Any special precautions to be taken by transporter(s);

(6) Certification/declaration signed by the exporter that no objection to the shipment has been lodged, as follows:

I certify that the above information is complete and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also certify that legally-enforceable written contractual obligations have been entered into, that any applicable insurance or other financial guarantees are or shall be in force covering the transboundary movement, and that:

1. All necessary consents have been received; or

2. The shipment is directed to a recovery facility within the OECD area and no objection has been received from any of the countries concerned within the thirty day tacit consent period; or

3. The shipment is directed to a recovery facility pre-approved for that type of waste within the OECD area; such an authorization has not been revoked, and no objection has been received from any of the countries concerned.

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Name:

Signature:

Date:

(7) Appropriate signatures for each custody transfer, e.g., transporter, importer, and owner or operator of the recovery facility.

(c) Exporters also shall comply with the special manifest requirements of Subsections R315-262-54(a), (b), (c), (e), and (i) and importers shall comply with the import requirements of Section R315-262-60.

(d) Each U.S. person that has physical custody of the waste from the time the movement commences until it arrives at the recovery facility shall sign the movement document; e.g., transporter, importer, and owner or operator of the recovery facility.

(e) Within three working days of the receipt of imports subject to Sections R315-262-80 through 89, the owner or operator of the U.S. recovery facility shall send signed copies of the movement document to the exporter, to the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Federal Activities, International Compliance Assurance Division (2254A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, and to the competent authorities of the countries of export and transit. If the concerned U.S. recovery facility is a R12/R13 recovery facility as defined under Section R315-262-81, the facility shall retain the original of the movement document for three years.

R315-262-85. Contracts.

(a) Transboundary movements of hazardous wastes subject to the Amber control procedures 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 shall be executed by the exporter and the owner or operator of the recovery facility, and shall specify responsibilities for each. Contracts or equivalent arrangements are valid for the purposes of Section R315-262-85 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.

(b) Contracts or equivalent arrangements shall specify the name and EPA ID number, where available, of Subsections R315-262-85(b)(1) through (b)(4):

(1) The generator of each type of waste;

(2) Each person who will have physical custody of the wastes;

(3) Each person who will have legal control of the wastes; and

(4) The recovery facility.

(c) Contracts or equivalent arrangements shall specify which party to the contract will assume responsibility for alternate management of the wastes if their disposition cannot be carried out as described in the notification of intent to export. In such cases, contracts shall specify that:

(1) The person having actual possession or physical control over the wastes will immediately inform the exporter and the competent authorities of the countries of export and import and, if the wastes are located in a country of transit, the competent authorities of that country; and

(2) The person specified in the contract will assume responsibility for the adequate management of the wastes in compliance with applicable laws and regulations including, if necessary, arranging the return of wastes and, as the case may be, shall provide the notification for re-export.

(d) Contracts shall specify that the importer will provide the notification required in Subsection R315-262-82(c) prior to the re-export of controlled wastes to a third country.

(e) Contracts or equivalent arrangements shall 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 Subsection R315-262-85(e): 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 do. It is the responsibility of the exporter to ascertain and comply with such requirements; in some cases, transporters or importers may refuse to enter into the necessary contracts absent specific references or certifications to financial guarantees.

(f) Contracts or equivalent arrangements shall contain provisions requiring each contracting party to comply with all applicable requirements of Sections R315-262-80 through 89.

(g) Upon request by EPA, U.S. exporters, importers, or recovery facilities shall submit to EPA copies of contracts, chain of contracts, or equivalent arrangements, when the movement occurs between parties controlled by the same corporate or legal entity. Information contained in the contracts or equivalent arrangements for which a claim of confidentiality is asserted in accordance with 40 CFR 2.203(b) shall be treated as confidential and shall be disclosed by EPA only as provided in 40 CFR 260.2.

Note to Subsection R315-262-85(g): Although the United States does not require routine submission of contracts at this time, the OECD Decision allows Member countries to impose such requirements. When other OECD Member countries require submission of partial or complete copies of the contract as a condition to granting consent to proposed movements, EPA shall request the required information; absent submission of such information, some OECD Member countries may deny consent for the proposed movement.

R315-262-86. Provisions Relating to Recognized Traders.

(a) A recognized trader who takes physical custody of a waste and conducts recovery operations, including storage prior to recovery, is acting as the owner or operator of a recovery facility and shall be so authorized in accordance with all applicable Federal laws.

(b) A recognized trader acting as an exporter or importer for transboundary shipments of waste shall comply with all the requirements of Sections R315-262-80 through 89 associated with being an exporter or importer.

R315-262-87. Reporting and Recordkeeping.

(a) Annual reports. For all waste movements subject to Sections R315-262-80 through 89, persons, e.g., exporters, recognized traders, who meet the definition of primary exporter in Section R315-262-51 or who initiate the movement documentation under Section R315-262-84 shall file an annual report with the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Federal Activities, International Compliance Assurance Division (2254A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, no later than March 1 of each year summarizing the types, quantities, frequency, and ultimate destination of all such hazardous waste exported during the previous calendar year. If the primary exporter or the person who initiates the movement document under Section R315-262-84 is required to file an annual report for waste exports that are not covered under Sections R315-262-80 through 89, he may include all export information in one report provided the following information on exports of waste destined for recovery within the designated OECD Member countries is contained in a separate section. Such reports shall include all of the following Sections R315-262-87(a)(1) through (a)(6) specified as follows:

(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 final recovery facility;

(4) By final recovery facility, for each hazardous waste exported, a description of the hazardous waste, the EPA hazardous waste number, from Sections R315-261-20 through 24 or R315-262-30 through 35, designation of waste type(s) and applicable waste code(s) from the appropriate OECD waste list incorporated by reference in Subsection R315-262-89(d), DOT hazard class, the name and U.S. EPA identification number, where applicable, for each transporter used, the total amount of hazardous waste shipped pursuant to Sections R315-262-80 through 89, and number of shipments pursuant to each notification;

(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 Section R315-262-41:

(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 person acting as primary exporter or initiator of the movement document under Section R315-262-84 that states:

I certify under penalty of law that I have personally examined and am familiar with the information submitted in this and all attached documents, and that based on my inquiry of those individuals immediately responsible for obtaining the information, I believe that the submitted information is true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information including the possibility of fine and imprisonment.

(b) Exception reports. Any person who meets the definition of primary exporter in Section R315-262-51 or who initiates the movement document under Section R315-262-84 shall file an exception report in lieu of the requirements of Section R315-262-42, if applicable, with the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Federal Activities, International Compliance Assurance Division (2254A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, if any of the following occurs:

(1) He has not received a copy of the RCRA hazardous waste manifest, if applicable, signed by the transporter identifying the point of departure of the waste from the United States, within forty-five days from the date it was accepted by the initial transporter;

(2) Within ninety days from the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter, the exporter has not received written confirmation from the recovery facility that the hazardous waste was received;

(3) The waste is returned to the United States.

(c) Recordkeeping.

(1) Persons who meet the definition of primary exporter in Section R315-262-51 or who initiate the movement document under Section R315-262-84 shall keep the following records in Subsections R315-262-87(c)(1)(i) through (c)(1)(iv):

(i) A copy of each notification of intent to export and all written consents obtained from the competent authorities of countries concerned for a period of at least three 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 years from the due date of the report;

(iii) A copy of any exception reports and a copy of each confirmation of delivery, i.e., movement document, sent by the recovery facility to the exporter for at least three years from the date the hazardous waste was accepted by the initial transporter or received by the recovery facility, whichever is applicable; and

(iv) A copy of each certificate of recovery sent by the recovery facility to the exporter for at least three years from the date that the recovery facility completed processing the waste shipment.

(2) The periods of retention referred to in Section R315-262-87 are extended automatically during the course of any unresolved enforcement action regarding the regulated activity or as requested by the Administrator.

R315-262-89. OECD Waste Lists.

(a) General. For the purposes of Sections R315-262-80 through 89, a waste is considered hazardous under U.S. national procedures, and hence subject to Sections R315-262-80 through 89, if the waste:

(1) Meets the Federal definition of hazardous waste in Section R315-261-3; and

(2) Is subject to either Sections R315-262-20 through 25 and 27, the universal waste management standards of Rule R315-273, the export requirements in the spent lead-acid battery management standards of Section R315-266-80.

(b) If a waste is hazardous under Subsection R315-262-89(a), it is subject to the Amber control procedures, regardless of whether it appears in Appendix 4 of the OECD Decision, as defined in Section R315-262-81.

(c) The appropriate control procedures for hazardous wastes and hazardous waste mixtures are addressed in Section R315-262-82.

(d) The OECD waste lists, as set forth in Annex B ("Green List") and Annex C ("Amber List") (collectively "OECD waste lists") of the 2009 "Guidance Manual for the Implementation of Council Decision C(2001)107/FINAL, as Amended, on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Wastes Destined for Recovery Operations," are incorporated by reference. This incorporation by reference was approved by the Director of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. This material is incorporated as it exists on the date of the approval and a notice of any change in these materials shall be published in the Federal Register. The materials are available for inspection at: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Docket Center Public Reading Room, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004 (Docket # EPA-HQ-RCRA-2005-0018) or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and may be obtained from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Environment Directorate, 2 rue Andr´┐Ż Pascal, F-75775 Paris Cedex 16, France. For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html. To contact the EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room, call (202) 566-1744. To contact the OECD, call +33 (0) 1 45 24 81 67.

R315-262-200. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities -- Definitions for Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216.

(a) The following definitions apply to Sections R315-262-200 through 216:

(1) "College/University" means a private or public, post-secondary, degree-granting, academic institution, that is accredited by an accrediting agency listed annually by the U.S. Department of Education.

(2) "Eligible academic entity" means a college or university, or a non-profit research institute that is owned by or has a formal written affiliation agreement with a college or university, or a teaching hospital that is owned by or has a formal written affiliation agreement with a college or university.

(3) "Formal written affiliation agreement for a non-profit research institute" means a written document that establishes a relationship between institutions for the purposes of research and/or education and is signed by authorized representatives, as defined by Section R315-260-10, from each institution. A relationship on a project-by-project or grant-by-grant basis is not considered a formal written affiliation agreement. A formal written affiliation agreement for a teaching hospital means a master affiliation agreement and program letter of agreement, as defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, with an accredited medical program or medical school.

(4) Laboratory means an area owned by an eligible academic entity where relatively small quantities of chemicals and other substances are used on a non-production basis for teaching or research, or diagnostic purposes at a teaching hospital, and are stored and used in containers that are easily manipulated by one person. Photo laboratories, art studios, and field laboratories are considered laboratories. Areas such as chemical stockrooms and preparatory laboratories that provide a support function to teaching or research laboratories, or diagnostic laboratories at teaching hospitals, are also considered laboratories.

(5) "Laboratory clean-out" means an evaluation of the inventory of chemicals and other materials in a laboratory that are no longer needed or that have expired and the subsequent removal of those chemicals or other unwanted materials from the laboratory. A clean-out may occur for several reasons. It may be on a routine basis, e.g., at the end of a semester or academic year, or as a result of a renovation, relocation, or change in laboratory supervisor/occupant. A regularly scheduled removal of unwanted material as required by Section R315-262-208 does not qualify as a laboratory clean-out.

(6) "Laboratory worker" means a person who handles chemicals and/or unwanted material in a laboratory and may include, but is not limited to, faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, interns, researchers, technicians, supervisors/managers, and principal investigators. A person does not need to be paid or otherwise compensated for his/her work in the laboratory to be considered a laboratory worker. Undergraduate and graduate students in a supervised classroom setting are not laboratory workers.

(7) "Non-profit research institute" means an organization that conducts research as its primary function and files as a non-profit organization under the tax code of 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3).

(8) "Reactive acutely hazardous unwanted material" means an unwanted material that is one of the acutely hazardous commercial chemical products listed in Subsection R315-261-33(e) for reactivity.

(9) "Teaching hospital" means a hospital that trains students to become physicians, nurses or other health or laboratory personnel.

(10) "Trained professional" means a person who has completed the applicable RCRA training requirements of 40 CFR 265.16, which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, for large quantity generators, or is knowledgeable about normal operations and emergencies in accordance with Subsection R315-262-17 for small quantity generators and very small quantity generators. A trained professional may be an employee of the eligible academic entity or may be a contractor or vendor who meets the requisite training requirements.

(11) "Unwanted material" means any chemical, mixtures of chemicals, products of experiments or other material from a laboratory that is no longer needed, wanted or usable in the laboratory and that is destined for hazardous waste determination by a trained professional. Unwanted materials include reactive acutely hazardous unwanted materials and materials that may eventually be determined not to be solid waste pursuant to Section R315-261-2, or a hazardous waste pursuant to Section R315-261-3. If an eligible academic entity elects to use another equally effective term in lieu of "unwanted material," as allowed by Subsection R315-262-206(a)(1)(i), the equally effective term has the same meaning and is subject to the same requirements as "unwanted material" under Section R315-262-200 through 216.

(12) "Working container" means a small container, i.e., two gallons or less, that is in use at a laboratory bench, hood, or other work station, to collect unwanted material from a laboratory experiment or procedure.

R315-262-201. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities -- Applicability of Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216.

(a) Large quantity generators and small quantity generators. Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216 provides alternative requirements to the requirements in Sections R315-262-11 and R315-262-15 for the hazardous waste determination and accumulation of hazardous waste in laboratories owned by eligible academic entities that choose to be subject to Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216, provided that they complete the notification requirements of Section R315-262-203.

(b) Very small quantity generators. Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216 provide alternative requirements to the conditional exemption in Section R315-262-14 for the accumulation of hazardous waste in laboratories owned by eligible academic entities that choose to be subject to Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216, provided that they complete the notification requirements of Section R315-262-203.

R315-262-202. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities -- Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216 are Optional.

(a) Large quantity generators and small quantity generators. Eligible academic entities have the option of complying with Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216 with respect to its laboratories, as an alternative to complying with the requirements of Section R315-262-11 and Section R315-262-15.

(b) Very small quantity generators. Eligible academic entities have the option of complying with Sections R315-262-200 through 216 with respect to laboratories, as an alternative to complying with the conditional exemption of Section R315-262-14.

R315-262-203. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities -- How an Eligible Academic Entity Indicates it will be Subject to the Requirements of Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216.

(a) An eligible academic entity shall notify the Director in writing, using the RCRA Subtitle C Site Identification Form, EPA Form 8700-12, that it is electing to be subject to the requirements of Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216 for all the laboratories owned by the eligible academic entity under the same EPA Identification Number. An eligible academic entity that is a very small quantity generator and does not have an EPA Identification Number shall notify that it is electing to be subject to the requirements of Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216 for all the laboratories owned by the eligible academic entity that are on-site, as defined by Section R315-260-10. An eligible academic entity shall submit a separate notification, Site Identification Form, for each EPA Identification Number, or site, for very small quantity generators, that is electing to be subject to the requirements of Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216, and shall submit the Site Identification Form before it begins operating under Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216.

(b) When submitting the Site Identification Form, the eligible academic entity shall, at a minimum, fill out the following fields on the form:

(1) Reason for Submittal.

(2) Site EPA Identification Number, except for very small quantity generators.

(3) Site Name.

(4) Site Location Information.

(5) Site Land Type.

(6) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code(s) for the Site.

(7) Site Mailing Address.

(8) Site Contact Person.

(9) Operator and Legal Owner of the Site.

(10) Type of Regulated Waste Activity.

(11) Certification.

(c) An eligible academic entity shall keep a copy of the notification on file at the eligible academic entity for as long as its laboratories are subject to Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216.

(d) A teaching hospital that is not owned by a college or university shall keep a copy of its formal written affiliation agreement with a college or university on file at the teaching hospital for as long as its laboratories are subject to Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216.

(e) A non-profit research institute that is not owned by a college or university shall keep a copy of its formal written affiliation agreement with a college or university on file at the non-profit research institute for as long as its laboratories are subject to Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216.

R315-262-204. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities - How an Eligible Academic Entity Indicates It Will Withdraw from the Requirements of Sections R315-262-200 Through 216.

(a) An eligible academic entity shall notify the Director in writing, using the RCRA Subtitle C Site Identification Form (EPA Form 8700-12), that it is electing to no longer be subject to the requirements of Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216 for all the laboratories owned by the eligible academic entity under the same EPA Identification Number and that it will comply with the requirements of Sections R315-262-11 and R315-262-15 for small quantity generators and large quantity generators. An eligible academic entity that is a very small quantity generator and does not have an EPA Identification Number shall notify that it is withdrawing from the requirements of Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216 for all the laboratories owned by the eligible academic entity that are on-site and that it will comply with the conditional exemption in Section R315-262-14. An eligible academic entity shall submit a separate notification, Site Identification Form, for each EPA Identification Number, or site, for very small quantity generators, that is withdrawing from the requirements of Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216 and shall submit the Site Identification Form before it begins operating under the requirements of Sections R315-262-11 and R315-262-15 for small quantity generators and large quantity generators, or Section R315-262-14 for very small quantity generators.

(b) When submitting the Site Identification Form, the eligible academic entity shall, at a minimum, fill out the following fields on the form:

(1) Reason for Submittal.

(2) Site EPA Identification Number, except for very small quantity generators.

(3) Site Name.

(4) Site Location Information.

(5) Site Land Type.

(6) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code(s) for the Site.

(7) Site Mailing Address.

(8) Site Contact Person.

(9) Operator and Legal Owner of the Site.

(10) Type of Regulated Waste Activity.

(11) Certification.

(c) An eligible academic entity shall keep a copy of the withdrawal notice on file at the eligible academic entity for three years from the date of the notification.

R315-262-205. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities Summary of the Requirements of Sections R315-262-200 through R315-262-216.

An eligible academic entity that chooses to be subject to Sections R315-262-200 through 216 is not required to have interim status or a RCRA Part B permit for the accumulation of unwanted material and hazardous waste in its laboratories, provided the laboratories comply with the provisions of Sections R315-262-200 through 216 and the eligible academic entity has a Laboratory Management Plan (LMP) in accordance with Section R315-262-214 that describes how the laboratories owned by the eligible academic entity will comply with the requirements of Sections R315-262-200 through 216.

R315-262-206. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities -- Labeling and Management Standards for Containers of Unwanted Material in the Laboratory.

An eligible academic entity shall manage containers of unwanted material while in the laboratory in accordance with the requirements in Section R315-262-206.

(a) Labeling: Label unwanted material as follows:

(1) The following information shall be affixed or attached to the container:

(i) The words "unwanted material" or another equally effective term that is to be used consistently by the eligible academic entity and that is identified in Part I of the Laboratory Management Plan, and

(ii) Sufficient information to alert emergency responders to the contents of the container. Examples of information that would be sufficient to alert emergency responders to the contents of the container include, but are not limited to:

(A) The name of the chemical(s),

(B) The type or class of chemical, such as organic solvents or halogenated organic solvents.

(2) The following information may be affixed or attached to the container, but shall at a minimum be associated with the container:

(i) The date that the unwanted material first began accumulating in the container, and

(ii) Information sufficient to allow a trained professional to properly identify whether an unwanted material is a solid and hazardous waste and to assign the proper hazardous waste code(s), pursuant to Section R315-262-11. Examples of information that would allow a trained professional to properly identify whether an unwanted material is a solid or hazardous waste include, but are not limited to:

(A) The name and/or description of the chemical contents or composition of the unwanted material, or, if known, the product of the chemical reaction,

(B) Whether the unwanted material has been used or is unused,

(C) A description of the manner in which the chemical was produced or processed, if applicable.

(b) Management of Containers in the Laboratory. An eligible academic entity shall properly manage containers of unwanted material in the laboratory to assure safe storage of the unwanted material, to prevent leaks, spills, emissions to the air, adverse chemical reactions, and dangerous situations that may result in harm to human health or the environment. Proper container management shall include the following:

(1) Containers are maintained and kept in good condition and damaged containers are replaced, overpacked, or repaired, and

(2) Containers are compatible with their contents to avoid reactions between the contents and the container; and are made of, or lined with, material that is compatible with the unwanted material so that the container's integrity is not impaired, and

(3) Containers shall be kept closed at all times, except:

(i) When adding, removing or bulking unwanted material, or

(ii) A working container may be open until the end of the procedure or work shift, or until it is full, whichever comes first, at which time the working container shall either be closed or the contents emptied into a separate container that is then closed, or

(iii) When venting of a container is necessary:

(A) For the proper operation of laboratory equipment, such as with in-line collection of unwanted materials from high performance liquid chromatographs; or

(B) To prevent dangerous situations, such as build-up of extreme pressure.

R315-262-207. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities -- Training.

An eligible academic entity shall provide training to all individuals working in a laboratory at the eligible academic entity, as follows:

(a) Training for laboratory workers and students shall be commensurate with their duties so they understand the requirements in Sections R315-262-200 through 216 and can implement them.

(b) An eligible academic entity can provide training for laboratory workers and students in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to:

(1) Instruction by the professor or laboratory manager before or during an experiment; or

(2) Formal classroom training; or

(3) Electronic/written training; or

(4) On-the-job training; or

(5) Written or oral exams.

(c) An eligible academic entity that is a large quantity generator shall maintain documentation for the durations specified in 40 CFR 265.16(e), which is incorporated by reference in R315-265-1, demonstrating training for all laboratory workers that is sufficient to determine whether laboratory workers have been trained. Examples of documentation demonstrating training can include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) Sign-in/attendance sheet(s) for training session(s); or

(2) Syllabus for training session; or

(3) Certificate of training completion; or

(4) Test results.

(d) A trained professional shall:

(1) Accompany the transfer of unwanted material and hazardous waste when the unwanted material and hazardous waste is removed from the laboratory, and

(2) Make the hazardous waste determination, pursuant to Subsections R315-262-11(a) through (d), for unwanted material.

R315-262-208. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities -- Removing Containers of Unwanted Material from the Laboratory.

(a) Removing containers of unwanted material on a regular schedule. An eligible academic entity shall either:

(1) Remove all containers of unwanted material from each laboratory on a regular interval, not to exceed 12 months; or

(2) Remove containers of unwanted material from each laboratory within 12 months of each container's accumulation start date.

(b) The eligible academic entity shall specify in Part I of its Laboratory Management Plan whether it will comply with Subsection R315-262-208(a)(1) or (a)(2) for the regular removal of unwanted material from its laboratories.

(c) The eligible academic entity shall specify in Part II of its Laboratory Management Plan how it will comply with Subsection R315-262-208(a)(1) or (a)(2) and develop a schedule for regular removals of unwanted material from its laboratories.

(d) Removing containers of unwanted material when volumes are exceeded.

(1) If a laboratory accumulates a total volume of unwanted material, including reactive acutely hazardous unwanted material, in excess of 55 gallons before the regularly scheduled removal, the eligible academic entity shall ensure that all containers of unwanted material in the laboratory, including reactive acutely hazardous unwanted material:

(i) Are marked on the label that is associated with the container, or on the label that is affixed or attached to the container, if that is preferred, with the date that 55 gallons is exceeded; and

(ii) Are removed from the laboratory within 10 calendar days of the date that 55 gallons was exceeded, or at the next regularly scheduled removal, whichever comes first.

(2) If a laboratory accumulates more than 1 quart of liquid reactive acutely hazardous unwanted material or more than 1 kg (2.2 pounds) of solid reactive acutely hazardous unwanted material before the regularly scheduled removal, then the eligible academic entity shall ensure that all containers of reactive acutely hazardous unwanted material:

(i) Are marked on the label that is associated with the container, or on the label that is affixed or attached to the container, if that is preferred, with the date that 1 quart or 1 kg is exceeded; and

(ii) Are removed from the laboratory within 10 calendar days of the date that 1 quart or 1 kg was exceeded, or at the next regularly scheduled removal, whichever comes first.

R315-262-209. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities -- Where and When to Make the Hazardous Waste Determination and Where to Send Containers of Unwanted Material Upon Removal from the Laboratory.

(a) Large quantity generators and small quantity generators-an eligible academic entity shall ensure that a trained professional makes a hazardous waste determination, pursuant to Section R315-262-11, for unwanted material in any of the following areas:

(1) In the laboratory before the unwanted material is removed from the laboratory, in accordance with Section R315-262-210;

(2) Within 4 calendar days of arriving at an on-site central accumulation area, in accordance with Section R315-262-211; and

(3) Within 4 calendar days of arriving at an on-site interim status or permitted treatment, storage or disposal facility, in accordance with Section R315-262-212.

(b) Very small quantity generators-An eligible academic entity shall ensure that a trained professional makes a hazardous waste determination, pursuant to Subsections R315-262-11(a) through (d), for unwanted material in the laboratory before the unwanted material is removed from the laboratory, in accordance with Section R315-262-210.

R315-262-210. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities -- Making the Hazardous Waste Determination in the Laboratory Before the Unwanted Material is Removed from the Laboratory.

If an eligible academic entity makes the hazardous waste determination, pursuant to Section R315-262-11, for unwanted material in the laboratory, it shall comply with the following:

(a) A trained professional shall make the hazardous waste determination, pursuant to Subsections R315-262-11(a) through (d), before the unwanted material is removed from the laboratory.

(b) If an unwanted material is a hazardous waste, the eligible academic entity shall:

(1) Write the words "hazardous waste" on the container label that is affixed or attached to the container, before the hazardous waste may be removed from the laboratory; and

(2) Write the appropriate hazardous waste code(s) on the label that is associated with the container, or on the label that is affixed or attached to the container, if that is preferred, before the hazardous waste is transported off-site.

(3) Count the hazardous waste toward the eligible academic entity's generator status, pursuant to Section R315-262-13, in the calendar month that the hazardous waste determination was made.

(c) A trained professional shall accompany all hazardous waste that is transferred from the laboratory(ies) to an on-site central accumulation area or on-site interim status or permitted treatment, storage or disposal facility.

(d) When hazardous waste is removed from the laboratory:

(1) Large quantity generators and small quantity generators shall ensure it is taken directly from the laboratory(ies) to an on-site central accumulation area, or on-site interim status or permitted treatment, storage or disposal facility, or transported off-site.

(2) Very small quantity generators shall ensure it is taken directly from the laboratory(ies) to any of the types of facilities listed in Section R315-262-14.

(e) An unwanted material that is a hazardous waste is subject to all applicable hazardous waste regulations when it is removed from the laboratory.

R315-262-211. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities - Making the Hazardous Waste Determination at an On-Site Central Accumulation Area.

If an eligible academic entity makes the hazardous waste determination, pursuant to Section R315-262-11, for unwanted material at an on-site central accumulation area, it shall comply with the following:

(a) A trained professional shall accompany all unwanted material that is transferred from the laboratory(ies) to an on-site central accumulation area.

(b) All unwanted material removed from the laboratory(ies) shall be taken directly from the laboratory(ies) to the on-site central accumulation area.

(c) The unwanted material becomes subject to the generator accumulation regulations of Section R315-262-16 for small quantity generators or Section R315-262-17 for large quantity generators as soon as it arrives in the central accumulation area, except for the "hazardous waste" labeling conditions of Subsections R315-262-16(b)(6) and 17(a)(5).

(d) A trained professional shall determine, pursuant to Subsections R315-262-11(a) through (d), if the unwanted material is a hazardous waste within 4 calendar days of the unwanted materials' arrival at the on-site central accumulation area.

(e) If the unwanted material is a hazardous waste, the eligible academic entity shall:

(1) Write the words "hazardous waste" on the container label that is affixed or attached to the container, within 4 calendar days of arriving at the on-site central accumulation area and before the hazardous waste may be removed from the on-site central accumulation area, and

(2) Write the appropriate hazardous waste code(s) on the container label that is associated with the container, or on the label that is affixed or attached to the container, if that is preferred, before the hazardous waste may be treated or disposed of on-site or transported off-site, and

(3) Count the hazardous waste toward the eligible academic entity's generator category, pursuant to Section R315-262-13 in the calendar month that the hazardous waste determination was made, and

(4) Manage the hazardous waste according to all applicable hazardous waste regulations.

R315-262-212. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities -- Making the Hazardous Waste Determination at an On-Site Interim Status or Permitted Treatment, Storage or Disposal Facility.

If an eligible academic entity makes the hazardous waste determination, pursuant to Section R315-262-11, for unwanted material at an on-site interim status or permitted treatment, storage or disposal facility, it shall comply with the following:

(a) A trained professional shall accompany all unwanted material that is transferred from the laboratory(ies) to an on-site interim status or permitted treatment, storage or disposal facility.

(b) All unwanted material removed from the laboratory(ies) shall be taken directly from the laboratory(ies) to the on-site interim status or permitted treatment, storage or disposal facility.

(c) The unwanted material becomes subject to the terms of the eligible academic entity's hazardous waste permit or interim status as soon as it arrives in the on-site treatment, storage or disposal facility.

(d) A trained professional shall determine, pursuant to Subsections R315-262-11(a) through (d), if the unwanted material is a hazardous waste within 4 calendar days of the unwanted materials' arrival at an on-site interim status or permitted treatment, storage or disposal facility.

(e) If the unwanted material is a hazardous waste, the eligible academic entity shall:

(1) Write the words "hazardous waste" on the container label that is affixed or attached to the container within 4 calendar days of arriving at the on-site interim status or permitted treatment, storage or disposal facility and before the hazardous waste may be removed from the on-site interim status or permitted treatment, storage or disposal facility, and

(2) Write the appropriate hazardous waste code(s) on the container label that is associated with the container, or on the label that is affixed or attached to the container, if that is preferred, before the hazardous waste may be treated or disposed on-site or transported off-site, and

(3) Count the hazardous waste toward the eligible academic entity's generator status, pursuant to Subsections R315-261-5(c) and (d) in the calendar month that the hazardous waste determination was made, and

(4) Manage the hazardous waste according to all applicable hazardous waste regulations.

R315-262-213. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities -- Laboratory Clean-outs.

(a) One time per 12 month period for each laboratory, an eligible academic entity may opt to conduct a laboratory clean-out that is subject to all the applicable requirements of Sections R315-262-200 through 216, except that:

(1) If the volume of unwanted material in the laboratory exceeds 55 gallons, or 1 quart of liquid reactive acutely hazardous unwanted material or 1 kg of solid reactive acutely hazardous unwanted material, the eligible academic entity is not required to remove all unwanted materials from the laboratory within 10 calendar days of exceeding 55 gallons, or 1 quart of liquid reactive acutely hazardous unwanted material or 1 kg or solid reactive acutely hazardous unwanted material, as required by Section R315-262-208. Instead, the eligible academic entity shall remove all unwanted materials from the laboratory within 30 calendar days from the start of the laboratory clean-out; and

(2) For the purposes of on-site accumulation, an eligible academic entity is not required to count a hazardous waste that is an unused commercial chemical product, listed in Sections R315-261-30 through R315-261-35 or exhibiting one or more characteristics in Sections R315-261-20 through R315-261-24, generated solely during the laboratory clean-out toward its hazardous waste generator category, pursuant to Section R315-262-13. An unwanted material that is generated prior to the beginning of the laboratory clean-out and is still in the laboratory at the time the laboratory clean-out commences shall be counted toward hazardous waste generator category, pursuant to Section R315-262-13, if it is determined to be hazardous waste; and

(3) For the purposes of off-site management, an eligible academic entity shall count all its hazardous waste, regardless of whether the hazardous waste was counted toward generator category under Subsection R315-262-213(a)(2), and if it generates more than 1 kg per month of acute hazardous waste or more than 100 kg per month of non-acute hazardous waste, i.e., the very small quantity generator limits as defined in Section R315-260-10, the hazardous waste is subject to all applicable hazardous waste regulations when it is transported off site; and

(4) An eligible academic entity shall document the activities of the laboratory clean-out. The documentation shall, at a minimum, identify the laboratory being cleaned out, the date the laboratory clean-out begins and ends, and the volume of hazardous waste generated during the laboratory clean-out. The eligible academic entity shall maintain the records for a period of three years from the date the clean-out ends; and

(b) For all other laboratory clean-outs conducted during the same 12-month period, an eligible academic entity is subject to all the applicable requirements of Sections R315-262-200 through 216, including, but not limited to:

(1) The requirement to remove all unwanted materials from the laboratory within 10 calendar days of exceeding 55 gallons, or 1 quart of reactive acutely hazardous unwanted material, as required by Section R315-262-208; and

(2) The requirement to count all hazardous waste, including unused hazardous waste, generated during the laboratory clean-out toward its hazardous waste generator category, pursuant to Section R315-262-13.

R315-262-214. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities Laboratory Management Plan.

An eligible academic entity shall develop and retain a written Laboratory Management Plan, or revise an existing written plan. The Laboratory Management Plan is a site-specific document that describes how the eligible academic entity will manage unwanted materials in compliance with Sections R315-262-200 through 216. An eligible academic entity may write one Laboratory Management Plan for all the laboratories owned by the eligible academic entity that have opted into Sections R315-262-200 through 216, even if the laboratories are located at sites with different EPA Identification Numbers. The Laboratory Management Plan shall contain two parts with a total of nine elements identified in Subsections R315-262-214(a) and (b). In Part I of its Laboratory Management Plan, an eligible academic entity shall describe its procedures for each of the elements listed in Subsection R315-262-214(a). An eligible academic entity shall implement and comply with the specific provisions that it develops to address the elements in Part I of the Laboratory Management Plan. In Part II of its Laboratory Management Plan, an eligible academic entity shall describe its best management practices for each of the elements listed in Subsection R315-262-214(b). The specific actions taken by an eligible academic entity to implement each element in Part II of its Laboratory Management Plan may vary from the procedures described in the eligible academic entity's Laboratory Management Plan, without constituting a violation of Sections R315-262-200 through 216. An eligible academic entity may include additional elements and best management practices in Part II of its Laboratory Management Plan if it chooses.

(a) The eligible academic entity shall implement and comply with the specific provisions of Part I of its Laboratory Management Plan. In Part I of its Laboratory Management Plan, an eligible academic entity shall:

(1) Describe procedures for container labeling in accordance with Subsection R315-262-206(a), as follows:

(i) Identifying whether the eligible academic entity will use the term "unwanted material" on the containers in the laboratory. If not, identify an equally effective term that will be used in lieu of "unwanted material" and consistently by the eligible academic entity. The equally effective term, if used, has the same meaning and is subject to the same requirements as "unwanted material."

(ii) Identifying the manner in which information that is "associated with the container" will be imparted.

(2) Identify whether the eligible academic entity will comply with Subsection R315-262-208(a)(1) or (a)(2) for regularly scheduled removals of unwanted material from the laboratory.

(b) In Part II of its Laboratory Management Plan, an eligible academic entity shall:

(1) Describe its intended best practices for container labeling and management, see the required standards at Section R315-262-206.

(2) Describe its intended best practices for providing training for laboratory workers and students commensurate with their duties, see the required standards at Subsection R315-262-207(a).

(3) Describe its intended best practices for providing training to ensure safe on-site transfers of unwanted material and hazardous waste by trained professionals, see the required standards at Subsection R315-262-207(d)(1).

(4) Describe its intended best practices for removing unwanted material from the laboratory, including:

(i) For regularly scheduled removals-Develop a regular schedule for identifying and removing unwanted materials from its laboratories, see the required standards at Subsections R315-262-208(a)(1) and (a)(2).

(ii) For removals when maximum volumes are exceeded:

(A) Describe its intended best practices for removing unwanted materials from the laboratory within 10 calendar days when unwanted materials have exceeded their maximum volumes, see the required standards at Subsection R315-262-208(d).

(B) Describe its intended best practices for communicating that unwanted materials have exceeded their maximum volumes.

(5) Describe its intended best practices for making hazardous waste determinations, including specifying the duties of the individuals involved in the process, see the required standards at Subsections R315-262-11(a) through (d) and Sections R315-262-209 through R315-262-212.

(6) Describe its intended best practices for laboratory clean-outs, if the eligible academic entity plans to use the incentives for laboratory clean-outs provided in Section R315-262-213, including:

(i) Procedures for conducting laboratory clean-outs, see the required standards at Subsections R315-262-213(a)(1) through (3); and

(ii) Procedures for documenting laboratory clean-outs, see the required standards at Subsection R315-262-213(a)(4).

(7) Describe its intended best practices for emergency prevention, including:

(i) Procedures for emergency prevention, notification, and response, appropriate to the hazards in the laboratory; and

(ii) A list of chemicals that the eligible academic entity has, or is likely to have, that become more dangerous when they exceed their expiration date and/or as they degrade; and

(iii) Procedures to safely dispose of chemicals that become more dangerous when they exceed their expiration date and/or as they degrade; and

(iv) Procedures for the timely characterization of unknown chemicals.

(c) An eligible academic entity shall make its Laboratory Management Plan available to laboratory workers, students, or any others at the eligible academic entity who request it.

(d) An eligible academic entity shall review and revise its Laboratory Management Plan, as needed.

R315-262-215. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities -- Unwanted Material that Is Not Solid or Hazardous Waste.

(a) If an unwanted material does not meet the definition of solid waste in Section R315-261-2, it is no longer subject to Sections R315-262-200 through 216 or to Rules R315-260 through 266, 268, or 270.

(b) If an unwanted material does not meet the definition of hazardous waste in Section R315-261-3, it is no longer subject to Sections R315-262-200 through 216 or to Rules R315-260 through 266, 268, or 270, but shall be managed in compliance with any other applicable regulations and/or conditions.

R315-262-216. Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material for Laboratories Owned by Eligible Academic Entities -- Non-Laboratory Hazardous Waste Generated at an Eligible Academic Entity.

An eligible academic entity that generates hazardous waste outside of a laboratory is not eligible to manage that hazardous waste under Sections R315-262-200 through 216; and

(a) Remains subject to the generator requirements of Sections R315-262-11 and R315-262-15 for large quantity generators and small quantity generators, if the hazardous waste is managed in a satellite accumulation area, and all other applicable generator requirements of Rule R315-262, with respect to that hazardous waste; or

(b) Remains subject to the conditional exemption of Section R315-262-14 for very small quantity generators, with respect to that hazardous waste.

R315-262-217. Appendix to Rule R315-262 -- Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest and Instructions (EPA Forms 8700-22 and 8700-22A and Their Instructions)

U.S. EPA Forms 8700-22 and Manifest Continuation Sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A) found in appendix to 40 CFR 262, 2015 edition, are incorporated and incorporated by reference.

Read all instructions before completing this form.

1. This form has been designed for use on a 12-pitch (elite) typewriter which is also compatible with standard computer printers; a firm point pen may also be used - press down hard.

2. Federal regulations require generators and transporters of hazardous waste and owners or operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities to complete this form (FORM 8700-22) and, if necessary, the continuation sheet (FORM 8700-22A) for both inter- and intrastate transportation of hazardous waste.

Manifest 8700-22

The following statement shall be included with each Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest, either on the form, in the instructions to the form, or accompanying the form:

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average: 30 minutes for generators, 10 minutes for transporters, and 25 minutes for owners or operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. This includes time for reviewing instructions, gathering data, completing, reviewing and transmitting the form. Any correspondence regarding the PRA burden statement for the manifest shall be sent to the Director of the Collection Strategies Division in EPA's Office of Information Collection at the following address: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2822T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Do not send the completed form to this address.

I. Instructions for Generators

Manifest 8700-22

The following statement shall be included with each Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest, either on the form, in the instructions to the form, or accompanying the form:

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average: 30 minutes for generators, 10 minutes for transporters, and 25 minutes for owners or operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. This includes time for reviewing instructions, gathering data, completing, reviewing and transmitting the form. Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: Chief, Information Policy Branch (2136), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building; 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; and to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503.

Item 1. Generator's U.S. EPA Identification Number

Enter the generator's U.S. EPA twelve digit identification number, or the State generator identification number if the generator site does not have an EPA identification number.

Item 2. Page 1 of _

Enter the total number of pages used to complete this Manifest (i.e., the first page (EPA Form 8700-22) plus the number of Continuation Sheets (EPA Form 8700-22A), if any).

Item 3. Emergency Response Phone Number

Enter a phone number for which emergency response information can be obtained in the event of an incident during transportation. The emergency response phone number shall:

1. Be the number of the generator or the number of an agency or organization who is capable of and accepts responsibility for providing detailed information about the shipment;

2. Reach a phone that is monitored 24 hours a day at all times the waste is in transportation (including transportation related storage); and

3. Reach someone who is either knowledgeable of the hazardous waste being shipped and has comprehensive emergency response and spill cleanup/incident mitigation information for the material being shipped or has immediate access to a person who has that knowledge and information about the shipment.

Note: Emergency Response phone number information should only be entered in Item 3 when there is one phone number that applies to all the waste materials described in Item 9b. If a situation (e.g., consolidated shipments) arises where more than one Emergency Response phone number applies to the various wastes listed on the manifest, the phone numbers associated with each specific material should be entered after its description in Item 9b.

Item 4. Manifest Tracking Number

This unique tracking number shall be pre-printed on the manifest by the forms printer.

Item 5. Generator's Mailing Address, Phone Number and Site Address

Enter the name of the generator, the mailing address to which the completed manifest signed by the designated facility should be mailed, and the generator's telephone number. Note, the telephone number (including area code) should be the normal business number for the generator, or the number where the generator or his authorized agent may be reached to provide instructions in the event the designated and/or alternate (if any) facility rejects some or all of the shipment. Also enter the physical site address from which the shipment originates only if this address is different than the mailing address.

Item 6. Transporter 1 Company Name, and U.S. EPA ID Number

Enter the company name and U.S. EPA ID number of the first transporter who will transport the waste. Vehicle or driver information may not be entered here.

Item 7. Transporter 2 Company Name and U.S. EPA ID Number

If applicable, enter the company name and U.S. EPA ID number of the second transporter who will transport the waste. Vehicle or driver information may not be entered here.

If more than two transporters are needed, use a Continuation Sheet(s) (EPA Form 8700-22A).

Item 8. Designated Facility Name, Site Address, and U.S. EPA ID Number

Enter the company name and site address of the facility designated to receive the waste listed on this manifest. Also enter the facility's phone number and the U.S. EPA twelve digit identification number of the facility.

Item 9. U.S. DOT Description (Including Proper Shipping Name, Hazard Class or Division, Identification Number, and Packing Group)

Item 9a. If the wastes identified in Item 9b consist of both hazardous and nonhazardous materials, then identify the hazardous materials by entering an "X" in this Item next to the corresponding hazardous material identified in Item 9b.

If applicable, enter the name of the person accepting the waste on behalf of the second transporter. That person shall acknowledge acceptance of the waste described on the manifest by signing and entering the date of receipt.

Item 9b. Enter the U.S. DOT Proper Shipping Name, Hazard Class or Division, Identification Number (UN/NA) and Packing Group for each waste as identified in 49 CFR 172. Include technical name(s) and reportable quantity references, if applicable.

Note: If additional space is needed for waste descriptions, enter these additional descriptions in Item 27 on the Continuation Sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). Also, if more than one Emergency Response phone number applies to the various wastes described in either Item 9b or Item 27, enter applicable Emergency Response phone numbers immediately following the shipping descriptions for those Items.

Item 10. Containers (Number and Type)

Enter the number of containers for each waste and the appropriate abbreviation from Table I (below) for the type of container.

                                                    TABLE I

                                                   Types of Containers

BA = Burlap, cloth, paper, or plastic bags.
CF = Fiber or plastic boxes, cartons, cases.
CM = Metal boxes, cartons, cases (including roll-offs).
CW = Wooden boxes, cartons, cases.
CY = Cylinders.
DF = Fiberboard or plastic drums, barrels, kegs.
DM = Metal drums, barrels, kegs.
DT = Dump truck.
DW = Wooden drums, barrels, kegs.
HG = Hopper or gondola cars.
TC = Tank cars.
TP = Portable tanks.
TT = Cargo tanks (tank trucks).
                                                            

Item 11. Total Quantity

Enter, in designated boxes, the total quantity of waste. Round partial units to the nearest whole unit, and do not enter decimals or fractions. To the extent practical, report quantities using appropriate units of measure that will allow you to report quantities with precision. Waste quantities entered should be based on actual measurements or reasonably accurate estimates of actual quantities shipped. Container capacities are not acceptable as estimates.

Item 12. Units of Measure (Weight/Volume)

Enter, in designated boxes, the appropriate abbreviation from Table II (below) for the unit of measure.

                                                   TABLE II

                                                    Units of Measure

G = Gallons (liquids only).
K = Kilograms.
L = Liters (liquids only).
M = Metric Tons (1000 kilograms).
N = Cubic Meters.
P = Pounds.
T = Tons (2000 pounds).
Y = Cubic Yards.

Note: Tons, Metric Tons, Cubic Meters, and Cubic Yards should
only be reported in connection with very large bulk shipments,
such as rail cars, tank trucks, or barges.
                                                            

Item 13. Waste Codes

Enter up to six federal and state waste codes to describe each waste stream identified in Item 9b. State waste codes that are not redundant with federal codes shall be entered here, in addition to the federal waste codes which are most representative of the properties of the waste.

Item 14. Special Handling Instructions and Additional Information.

1. Generators may enter any special handling or shipment-specific information necessary for the proper management or tracking of the materials under the generator's or other handler's business processes, such as waste profile numbers, container codes, bar codes, or response guide numbers. Generators also may use this space to enter additional descriptive information about their shipped materials, such as chemical names, constituent percentages, physical state, or specific gravity of wastes identified with volume units in Item 12.

2. This space may be used to record limited types of federally required information for which there is no specific space provided on the manifest, including any alternate facility designations; the manifest tracking number of the original manifest for rejected wastes and residues that are re-shipped under a second manifest; and the specification of PCB waste descriptions and PCB out-of-service dates required under 40 CFR 761.207. Generators, however, cannot be required to enter information in this space to meet state regulatory requirements.

Item 15. Generator's/Offeror's Certifications

1. The generator shall read, sign, and date the waste minimization certification statement. In signing the waste minimization certification statement, those generators who have not been exempted by statute or regulation from the duty to make a waste minimization certification under section 3002(b) of RCRA are also certifying that they have complied with the waste minimization requirements. The Generator's Certification also contains the required attestation that the shipment has been properly prepared and is in proper condition for transportation (the shipper's certification). The content of the shipper's certification statement is as follows: "I hereby declare that the contents of this consignment are fully and accurately described above by the proper shipping name, and are classified, packaged, marked, and labeled/placarded, and are in all respects in proper condition for transport by highway according to applicable international and national governmental regulations. If export shipment and I am the Primary Exporter, I certify that the contents of this consignment conform to the terms of the attached EPA Acknowledgment of Consent." When a party other than the generator prepares the shipment for transportation, this party may also sign the shipper's certification statement as the offeror of the shipment.

2. Generator or Offeror personnel may preprint the words, "On behalf of" in the signature block or may hand write this statement in the signature block prior to signing the generator/offeror certification, to indicate that the individual signs as the employee or agent of the named principal.

Note: All of the above information except the handwritten signature required in Item 15 may be pre-printed.

II. Instructions for International Shipment Block

Item 16. International Shipments

For export shipments, the primary exporter shall check the export box, and enter the point of exit (city and state) from the United States. For import shipments, the importer shall check the import box and enter the point of entry (city and state) into the United States.

III. Instructions for Transporters

Item 17. Transporters' Acknowledgments of Receipt

Enter the name of the person accepting the waste on behalf of the first transporter. That person shall acknowledge acceptance of the waste described on the manifest by signing and entering the date of receipt. Only one signature per transportation company is required. Signatures are not required to track the movement of wastes in and out of transfer facilities, unless there is a change of custody between transporters.

If applicable, enter the name of the person accepting the waste on behalf of the second transporter. That person shall acknowledge acceptance of the waste described on the manifest by signing and entering the date of receipt.

Note: Transporters carrying imports, who are acting as importers, may have responsibilities to enter information in the International Shipments Block. Transporters carrying exports may also have responsibilities to enter information in the International Shipments Block. See above instructions for Item 16.

IV. Instructions for Owners and Operators of Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities

Item 18. Discrepancy

Item 18a. Discrepancy Indication Space

1. The authorized representative of the designated (or alternate) facility's owner or operator shall note in this space any discrepancies between the waste described on the Manifest and the waste actually received at the facility. Manifest discrepancies are: significant differences (as defined by Subsections R315-264-72(b) and 40 CFR 265.72(b)), which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, between the quantity or type of hazardous waste designated on the manifest or shipping paper, and the quantity and type of hazardous waste a facility actually receives, rejected wastes, which may be a full or partial shipment of hazardous waste that the TSDF cannot accept, or container residues, which are residues that exceed the quantity limits for "empty" containers set forth in Subsection R315-261-7(b).

2. For rejected loads and residues (Subsections R315-264-72(d), (e), and (f), or CFR 265.72(d), (e), or (f)), which are incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1, check the appropriate box if the shipment is a rejected load (i.e., rejected by the designated and/or alternate facility and is sent to an alternate facility or returned to the generator) or a regulated residue that cannot be removed from a container. Enter the reason for the rejection or the inability to remove the residue and a description of the waste. Also, reference the manifest tracking number for any additional manifests being used to track the rejected waste or residue shipment on the original manifest. Indicate the original manifest tracking number in Item 14, the Special Handling Block and Additional Information Block of the additional manifests.

3. Owners or operators of facilities located in unauthorized States (i.e., states in which the U.S. EPA administers the hazardous waste management program) who cannot resolve significant differences in quantity or type within 15 days of receiving the waste shall submit to their Regional Administrator a letter with a copy of the Manifest at issue describing the discrepancy and attempts to reconcile it (Subsections R315-264-72(c) and CFR 265.72(c), which is incorporated by reference in Section R315-265-1).

4. Owners or operators of facilities located in authorized States (i.e., those States that have received authorization from the U.S. EPA to administer the hazardous waste management program) should contact their State agency for information on where to report discrepancies involving "significant differences" to state officials.

Item 18b. Alternate Facility (or Generator) for Receipt of Full Load Rejections

Enter the name, address, phone number, and EPA Identification Number of the Alternate Facility which the rejecting TSDF has designated, after consulting with the generator, to receive a fully rejected waste shipment. In the event that a fully rejected shipment is being returned to the generator, the rejecting TSDF may enter the generator's site information in this space. This field is not to be used to forward partially rejected loads or residue waste shipments.

Item 18c. Alternate Facility (or Generator) Signature

The authorized representative of the alternate facility (or the generator in the event of a returned shipment) shall sign and date this field of the form to acknowledge receipt of the fully rejected wastes or residues identified by the initial TSDF.

Item 19. Hazardous Waste Report Management Method Codes

Enter the most appropriate Hazardous Waste Report Management Method code for each waste listed in Item 9. The Hazardous Waste Report Management Method code is to be entered by the first treatment, storage, or disposal facility (TSDF) that receives the waste and is the code that best describes the way in which the waste is to be managed when received by the TSDF.

Item 20. Designated Facility Owner or Operator Certification of Receipt (Except As Noted in Item 18a)

Enter the name of the person receiving the waste on behalf of the owner or operator of the facility. That person shall acknowledge receipt or rejection of the waste described on the Manifest by signing and entering the date of receipt or rejection where indicated. Since the Facility Certification acknowledges receipt of the waste except as noted in the Discrepancy Space in Item 18a, the certification should be signed for both waste receipt and waste rejection, with the rejection being noted and described in the space provided in Item 18a. Fully rejected wastes may be forwarded or returned using Item 18b after consultation with the generator. Enter the name of the person accepting the waste on behalf of the owner or operator of the alternate facility or the original generator. That person shall acknowledge receipt or rejection of the waste described on the Manifest by signing and entering the date they received or rejected the waste in Item 18c. Partially rejected wastes and residues shall be re-shipped under a new manifest, to be initiated and signed by the rejecting TSDF as offeror of the shipment.

Instructions -- Continuation Sheet, U.S. EPA Form 8700-22A

Read all instructions before completing this form. This form has been designed for use on a 12-pitch (elite) typewriter; a firm point pen may also be used---press down hard.

This form shall be used as a continuation sheet to U.S. EPA Form 8700-22 if:

More than two transporters are to be used to transport the waste; or

More space is required for the U.S. DOT descriptions and related information in Item 9 of U.S. EPA Form 8700-22.

Federal regulations require generators and transporters of hazardous waste and owners or operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facilities to use the uniform hazardous waste manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and, if necessary, this continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A) for both interstate and intrastate transportation.

Item 21. Generator's ID Number

Enter the generator's U.S. EPA twelve digit identification number or, the State generator identification number if the generator site does not have an EPA identification number.

Item 22. Page _---

Enter the page number of this Continuation Sheet.

Item 23. Manifest Tracking Number

Enter the Manifest Tracking number from Item 4 of the Manifest form to which this continuation sheet is attached.

Item 24. Generator's Name---

Enter the generator's name as it appears in Item 5 on the first page of the Manifest.

Item 25. Transporter---Company Name

If additional transporters are used to transport the waste described on this Manifest, enter the company name of each additional transporter in the order in which they will transport the waste. Enter after the word "Transporter" the order of the transporter. For example, Transporter 3 Company Name. Also enter the U.S. EPA twelve digit identification number of the transporter described in Item 25.

Item 26. Transporter---Company Name

If additional transporters are used to transport the waste described on this Manifest, enter the company name of each additional transporter in the order in which they will transport the waste. Enter after the word "Transporter" the order of the transporter. For example, Transporter 4 Company Name. Each Continuation Sheet can record the names of two additional transporters. Also enter the U.S. EPA twelve digit identification number of the transporter named in Item 26.

Item 27. U.S. D.O.T. Description Including Proper Shipping Name, Hazardous Class, and ID Number (UN/NA)

For each row enter a sequential number under Item 27b that corresponds to the order of waste codes from one continuation sheet to the next, to reflect the total number of wastes being shipped. Refer to instructions for Item 9 of the manifest for the information to be entered.

Item 28. Containers (No. And Type)

Refer to the instructions for Item 10 of the manifest for information to be entered.

Item 29. Total Quantity

Refer to the instructions for Item 11 of the manifest form.

Item 30. Units of Measure (Weight/Volume)

Refer to the instructions for Item 12 of the manifest form.

Item 31. Waste Codes

Refer to the instructions for Item 13 of the manifest form.

Item 32. Special Handling Instructions and Additional Information

Refer to the instructions for Item 14 of the manifest form.

Transporters

Item 33. Transporter - Acknowledgment of Receipt of Materials

Enter the same number of the Transporter as identified in Item 25. Enter also the name of the person accepting the waste on behalf of the Transporter (Company Name) identified in Item 25. That person shall acknowledge acceptance of the waste described on the Manifest by signing and entering the date of receipt.

Item 34. Transporter - Acknowledgment of Receipt of Materials

Enter the same number of the Transporter as identified in Item 26. Enter also the name of the person accepting the waste on behalf of the Transporter (Company Name) identified in Item 26. That person shall acknowledge acceptance of the waste described on the Manifest by signing and entering the date of receipt.

Owner and Operators of Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities

Item 35. Discrepancy Indication Space

Refer to Item 18. This space may be used to more fully describe information on discrepancies identified in Item 18a of the manifest form.

Item 36. Hazardous Waste Report Management Method Codes

For each field here, enter the sequential number that corresponds to the waste materials described under Item 27, and enter the appropriate process code that describes how the materials will be processed when received. If additional continuation sheets are attached, continue numbering the waste materials and process code fields sequentially, and enter on each sheet the process codes corresponding to the waste materials identified on that sheet.

R315-262-230. Alternative Standards for Episodic Generation -- Applicability.

Sections R315-262-230 through 233 are applicable to very small quantity generators and small quantity generators as defined in Section R315-260-10.

R315-262-231. Alternative Standards for Episodic Generation -- Definitions for Sections R315-262-230 Through 233.

(a) "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.

(b) "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

(c) "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.

R315-262-232. Alternative Standards for Episodic Generation -- 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 Section R315-262-233;

(2) Notification. The very small quantity generator shall notify the Director 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 shall notify the Director within 72 hours of the unplanned event via phone, email, or fax and subsequently submit EPA Form 8700-12. 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 Subsection R315-262-16(b)(9)(i);

(3) EPA ID Number. The very small quantity generator shall 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 and in containment buildings. When accumulating hazardous waste in containers and tanks the following conditions apply:

(i) Containers. A very small quantity generator accumulating in containers shall 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:

(I) the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s), i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic;

(II) hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR part 172 subpart E, labeling, or subpart F, placarding;

(III) a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or

(IV) 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 very small quantity generator accumulating episodic hazardous waste in tanks shall do the following:

(A) Mark or label the 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:

(I) the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s), i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic;

(II) hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR part 172 subpart E, labeling, or subpart F, placarding;

(III) a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or

(IV) 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 episodic event begins; and

(D) Keep inventory logs or records with the above information on site and readily available for inspection.

(iii) Hazardous waste shall 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 shall be in good condition and compatible with the hazardous waste being accumulated therein. Containers shall be kept closed except to add or remove waste; and

(B) Tanks shall be in good condition and compatible with the hazardous waste accumulated therein. Tanks shall have procedures in place to prevent the overflow (e.g., be equipped with a means to stop inflow with systems such as a waste feed cutoff system or bypass system to a standby tank when hazardous waste is continuously fed into the tank). Tanks shall be inspected at least once each operating day to ensure all applicable discharge control equipment, such as waste feed cutoff systems, bypass systems, and drainage systems are in good working order and to ensure the tank is operated according to its design by reviewing the data gathered from monitoring equipment such as pressure and temperature gauges from the inspection.

(5) The very small quantity generator shall comply with the hazardous waste manifest provisions of Sections R315-262-20 through 27 when it sends its episodic event hazardous waste off site to a designated facility, as defined in Section R315-260-10.

(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 Section R315-260-10.

(7) Very small quantity generators shall 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 designated facility that received the hazardous waste;

(v) Name(s) of hazardous waste transporters; and

(vi) An approval letter from the Director 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 Section R315-262-233;

(2) Notification. The small quantity generator shall notify the Director 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 shall notify the Director within 72 hours of the unplanned event via phone, email, or fax, and subsequently submit EPA Form 8700-12. 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 shall 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 waste on drip pads and 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 shall meet the standards at Subsection R315-262-16(b)(2) and shall 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:

(I) the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s), i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic;

(II) hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR part 172 subpart E, labeling, or subpart F, placarding;

(III) a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or

(IV) 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 shall meet the standards at Subsection R315-262-16(b)(3) and shall 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:

(I) the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s), i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic;

(II) hazard communication consistent with the Department of Transportation requirements at 49 CFR part 172 subpart E, labeling, or subpart F, placarding;

(III) a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or

(IV) 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.

(5) The small quantity generator shall 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 Section R315-260-10) within sixty (60) calendar days from the start of the episodic event.

(6) The small quantity generator shall 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 designated facility (as defined by Section R315-260-10) that received the hazardous waste;

(v) Name(s) of hazardous waste transporters; and

(vi) An approval letter from the Director if the generator petitioned to conduct one additional episodic event per calendar year.

R315-262-233 Alternative Standards for Episodic Generation -- Petition to Manage One Additional Episodic Event Per Calendar Year.

(a) A generator may petition the Director for a second episodic event in a calendar year without impacting its generator category under the following conditions:

(1) If a very small quantity generator or small quantity generator has already held a planned episodic event in a calendar year, the generator may petition the Director for an additional unplanned episodic event in that calendar year within 72 hours of the unplanned event.

(2) If a very small quantity generator or small quantity generator has already held an unplanned episodic event in a calendar year, the generator may petition the Director for an additional planned episodic event in that calendar year.

(b) The petition shall include the following:

(1) The reason(s) why an additional episodic event is needed and the nature of the episodic event;

(2) The estimated amount of hazardous waste to be managed from the event;

(3) How the hazardous waste is to be managed;

(4) The estimated length of time needed to complete management of the hazardous waste generated from the episodic event - not to exceed sixty (60) days; and

(5) Information regarding the previous episodic event managed by the generator, including the nature of the event, whether it was a planned or unplanned event, and how the generator complied with the conditions.

(c) The petition shall be made to the Director in writing, either on paper or electronically.

(d) The generator shall retain written approval in its records for three (3) years from the date the episodic event ended.

R315-262-250. Preparedness, Prevention, and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators -- Applicability.

The regulations of Sections R315-262-250 through 265 apply to those areas of a large quantity generator where hazardous waste is generated or accumulated on site.

R315-262-251. Preparedness, Prevention, and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators -- Maintenance and Operation of Facility.

A large quantity generator shall 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.

R315-262-252. Preparedness, Prevention, and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators -- Required Equipment.

All areas deemed applicable by Section R315-262-250 shall be equipped with the items in Subsections R315-262-252(a) through (d) (unless none of the hazards posed by waste handled at the facility could require a particular kind of equipment specified below or the actual hazardous waste generation or accumulation area does not lend itself for safety reasons to have a particular kind of equipment specified below). A large quantity generator may determine the most appropriate locations within its facility to locate equipment necessary to prepare for and respond to emergencies:

(a) An internal communications or alarm system capable of providing immediate emergency instruction (voice or signal) to facility personnel;

(b) A device, such as a telephone (immediately available at the scene of operations) or a hand-held two-way radio, capable of summoning emergency assistance from local police departments, fire departments, or state or local emergency response teams;

(c) Portable fire extinguishers, fire control equipment (including special extinguishing equipment, such as that using foam, inert gas, or dry chemicals), spill control equipment, and decontamination equipment; and

(d) Water at adequate volume and pressure to supply water hose streams, or foam producing equipment, or automatic sprinklers, or water spray systems.

R315-262-253. Preparedness, Prevention, and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators -- Testing and Maintenance of Equipment.

All communications or alarm systems, fire protection equipment, spill control equipment, and decontamination equipment, where required, shall be tested and maintained as necessary to assure its proper operation in time of emergency.

R315-262-254. Preparedness, Prevention, and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators -- Access to Communications or Alarm System.

(a) Whenever hazardous waste is being poured, mixed, spread, or otherwise handled, all personnel involved in the operation shall have immediate access (e.g., direct or unimpeded access) to an internal alarm or emergency communication device, either directly or through visual or voice contact with another employee, unless such a device is not required under Section R315-262-252.

(b) In the event there is just one employee on the premises while the facility is operating, the employee shall have immediate access, e.g., direct or unimpeded access, to a device, such as a telephone, immediately available at the scene of operation, or a hand-held two-way radio, capable of summoning external emergency assistance, unless such a device is not required under Section R315-262-252.

R315-262-255. Preparedness, Prevention, and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators -- Required Aisle Space.

The large quantity generator shall 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.

R315-262-256. Preparedness, Prevention, and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators -- Arrangements with Local Authorities.

(a) The large quantity generator shall attempt to make arrangements with the local police department, fire department, other emergency response teams, emergency response contractors, equipment suppliers, and local hospitals, taking into account the types and quantities of hazardous wastes handled at the facility. Arrangements may be made with the Local Emergency Planning Committee, if it is determined to be the appropriate organization with which to make arrangements.

(1) A large quantity generator attempting to make arrangements with its local fire department shall 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.

(b) The large quantity generator shall maintain records documenting the arrangements with the local fire department as well as any other organization necessary to respond to an emergency. This documentation shall include documentation in the operating record that either confirms such arrangements actively exist or, in cases where no arrangements exist, confirms that attempts to make such arrangements were made.

(c) A facility possessing 24-hour response capabilities may seek a waiver from the State Fire Marshal or locality as far as needing to make arrangements with the local fire department as well as any other organization necessary to respond to an emergency, provided that the waiver is documented in the operating record.

R315-262-260. Preparedness, Prevention, and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators -- Purpose and Implementation of Contingency Plan.

(a) A large quantity generator shall have a contingency plan for the facility. The contingency plan shall be designed to minimize hazards to human health or the environment from fires, explosions, or any unplanned sudden or non-sudden release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents to air, soil, or surface water.

(b) The provisions of the plan shall be carried out immediately whenever there is a fire, explosion, or release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents which could threaten human health or the environment.

R315-262-261. Preparedness, Prevention, and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators -- Content of Contingency Plan.

(a) The contingency plan shall describe the actions facility personnel shall take to comply with Sections R315-262-260 and 265 in response to fires, explosions, or any unplanned sudden or non-sudden release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents to air, soil, or surface water at the facility.

(b) If the generator has already prepared a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan in accordance with some other emergency or contingency plan, it need only amend that plan to incorporate hazardous waste management provisions that are sufficient to comply with the standards of Rule R315-262. The generator may develop one contingency plan that meets all regulatory standards. The plan should be based on the National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance, "One Plan."

(c) The plan shall describe arrangements agreed to with the local police department, fire department, other emergency response teams, emergency response contractors, equipment suppliers, local hospitals or, if applicable, the Local Emergency Planning Committee, pursuant to Section R315-262-256.

(d) The plan shall list names and emergency telephone numbers of all persons qualified to act as emergency coordinator (see Section R315-262-264), and this list shall be kept up to date. Where more than one person is listed, one shall be named as primary emergency coordinator and others shall be listed in the order in which they will assume responsibility as alternates. In situations where the generator facility has an emergency coordinator continuously on duty because it operates 24 hours per day, every day of the year, the plan may list the staffed position, e.g., operations manager, shift coordinator, shift operations supervisor, as well as an emergency telephone number that can be guaranteed to be answered at all times.

(e) The plan shall include a list of all emergency equipment at the facility, such as fire extinguishing systems, spill control equipment, communications and alarm systems, internal and external, and decontamination equipment, where this equipment is required. This list shall be kept up to date. In addition, the plan shall include the location and a physical description of each item on the list, and a brief outline of its capabilities.

(f) The plan shall include an evacuation plan for generator personnel where there is a possibility that evacuation could be necessary. This plan shall describe signal(s) to be used to begin evacuation, evacuation routes, and alternate evacuation routes, in cases where the primary routes could be blocked by releases of hazardous waste or fires.

R315-262-262. Preparedness, Prevention, and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators -- Copies of Contingency Plan.

A copy of the contingency plan and all revisions to the plan shall be maintained at the large quantity generator and:

(a) The large quantity generator shall submit a copy of the contingency plan and all revisions to all local emergency responders (i.e., police departments, fire departments, hospitals and State and local emergency response teams that may be called upon to provide emergency services). This document may also be submitted to the Local Emergency Planning Committee, as appropriate.

(b) A large quantity generator that first becomes subject to these provisions after May 30, 2017 or a large quantity generator that is otherwise amending its contingency plan shall at that time submit a quick reference guide of the contingency plan to the local emergency responders identified at Subsection R315-262-262(a) or, as appropriate, the Local Emergency Planning Committee. The quick reference guide shall include the following elements:

(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 citizens 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 7/24-hour 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.

(c) Generators shall update, if necessary, their quick reference guides, whenever the contingency plan is amended and submit these documents to the local emergency responders identified at Subsection R315-262-262(a) or, as appropriate, the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

R315-262-263. Preparedness, Prevention, and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators -- Amendment of Contingency Plan.

The contingency plan shall be reviewed, and immediately amended, if necessary, whenever:

(a) Applicable regulations are revised;

(b) The plan fails in an emergency;

(c) The generator facility changes--in its design, construction, operation, maintenance, or other circumstances--in a way that materially increases the potential for fires, explosions, or releases of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents, or changes the response necessary in an emergency;

(d) The list of emergency coordinators changes; or

(e) The list of emergency equipment changes.

R315-262-264. Preparedness, Prevention, and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators -- Emergency Coordinator.

At all times, there shall be at least one employee either on the generator's premises or on call, i.e., available to respond to an emergency by reaching the facility within a short period of time, with the responsibility for coordinating all emergency response measures and implementing the necessary emergency procedures outlined in Section R315-262-265. Although responsibilities may vary depending on factors such as type and variety of hazardous waste(s) handled by the facility, as well as type and complexity of the facility, this emergency coordinator shall be thoroughly familiar with all aspects of the generator's contingency plan, all operations and activities at the facility, the location and characteristics of hazardous waste handled, the location of all records within the facility, and the facility's layout. In addition, this person shall have the authority to commit the resources needed to carry out the contingency plan.

R315-262-265. Preparedness, Prevention, and Emergency Procedures for Large Quantity Generators -- Emergency Procedures.

(a) Whenever there is an imminent or actual emergency situation, the emergency coordinator (or designee when the emergency coordinator is on call) shall immediately:

(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.

(b) Whenever there is a release, fire, or explosion, the emergency coordinator shall immediately identify the character, exact source, amount, and areal extent of any released materials. The emergency coordinator may do this by observation or review of the facility records or manifests and, if necessary, by chemical analysis.

(c) Concurrently, the emergency coordinator shall assess possible hazards to human health or the environment that may result from the release, fire, or explosion. This assessment shall 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.

(d) If the emergency coordinator determines that the facility has had a release, fire, or explosion which could threaten human health, or the environment, outside the facility, the emergency coordinator shall report the findings as follows:

(1) If the assessment indicates that evacuation of local areas may be advisable, the emergency coordinator shall immediately notify appropriate local authorities. The emergency coordinator shall be available to help appropriate officials decide whether local areas should be evacuated; and

(2) The emergency coordinator shall immediately notify either the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area, or the National Response Center, using their 24-hour toll free number 800-424-8802, and the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control at 801-536-0200 or after hours at 801-536-4123. The report shall include:

(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.

(e) During an emergency, the emergency coordinator shall take all reasonable measures necessary to ensure that fires, explosions, and releases do not occur, recur, or spread to other hazardous waste at the generator's facility. These measures shall include, where applicable, stopping processes and operations, collecting and containing released hazardous waste, and removing or isolating containers.

(f) If the generator stops operations in response to a fire, explosion or release, the emergency coordinator shall monitor for leaks, pressure buildup, gas generation, or ruptures in valves, pipes, or other equipment, wherever this is appropriate.

(g) Immediately after an emergency, the emergency coordinator shall provide for treating, storing, or disposing of recovered waste, contaminated soil or surface water, or any other material that results from a release, fire, or explosion at the facility. Unless the generator can demonstrate, in accordance with Subsections R315-261-3(c) or (d), that the recovered material is not a hazardous waste, then it is a newly generated hazardous waste that shall be managed in accordance with all the applicable requirements and conditions for exemption in Rules R315-262, 263, and 265.

(h) The emergency coordinator shall ensure that, in the affected area(s) of 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.

(i) The generator shall note in the operating record the time, date, and details of any incident that requires implementing the contingency plan. Within 15 days after the incident, the generator shall submit a written report on the incident to the Director. The report shall include:

(I) Name, address, and telephone number of the generator;

(II) Date, time, and type of incident, e.g., fire, explosion;

(III) Name and quantity of material(s) involved;

(IV) The extent of injuries, if any;

(V) An assessment of actual or potential hazards to human health or the environment, where this is applicable; and

(VI) Estimated quantity and disposition of recovered material that resulted from the incident.

KEY

hazardous waste, generators

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

August 31, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

19-6-105; 19-6-106


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R315, please contact the promulgating agency (Environmental Quality, Waste Management and Radiation Control, Waste Management). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at https://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html.