Biennial Waste Reporting
In most states, Biennial Waste Reporting is mandated for those facilities designated as "Large Quantity Generators" (LQG). An LQG is defined as a facility that, in any given month of the calendar year, generates 2,200 lbs. (1,000 kg) or more of RCRA Hazardous Waste (Note: this is a minimum of about FOUR 55-gallon drums); or 2.2 lbs. (1 kg) or more of RCRA Acute Hazardous Waste; or 220 lbs. (220 kg) or more of Spill Cleanup Material Contaminated with RCRA Acute Hazardous Waste. In addition to submitting a Biennial Waste Report with the U.S. EPA, facilities are also required to submit the same report to the state in which the facility is located. Generally, the Biennial Waste Report is required by March 1 on even-numbered years for the previous two calendar years.
Annual and Quarterly Hazardous Waste Reporting
Many states require Annual and/or Quarterly Hazardous Waste Reporting, as well as Hazardous Waste Stream Notification. Annual Waste Reporting must be completed by each Small Quantity Generator (SQG) and Large Quantity Generator (LQG) of Hazardous Waste or industrial solid waste. In most states, the Annual Report is required by January 25 on an annual basis for the previous calendar year, although the deadline is deferred to March 1 if the report is filed electronically. Annual and Quarterly Hazardous Waste Reporting certifies that (during the quarter of record) all Hazardous Waste generated was accurately described by a proper shipping name, classified, packed, marked, labeled and placed in proper condition for transport by highway according to applicable international and national government regulations, including regulations mandated by the State of Record. Most states usually require that Quarterly Reports be submitted no later than sixty (60) days after the end of the Quarter of Record.
RCRA Hazardous Waste Training (Small Quantity Generators, 8 Hour)
The RCRA HazWaste Training Program is an 8 hour training component encompassing all pertinent issues to hazardous waste generation in the workplace. The training is an outgrowth of the facility’s comprehensive management of its hazardous waste as regulated by RCRA, a free-standing law under the U.S. EPA.
The 8 hour training program differs from the OSHA 8 hour HAZWOPER Refresher in that its thrust is specific to the onsite day-to-day management, accident prevention and proper procedure for spill/release cleanup of just those products and chemicals generated in the facility’s hazardous waste disposal program. This training program is limited in scope for those facilities designated as either Small Quantity Generator (SQG) or Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG).