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Notification Requirements for Universal Waste


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From: Debra Jacobson (djacobson@istc.illinois.edu)
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 13:10:52


The following is a summary of the Universal Waste Notification requirements according to U.S. EPA regs. You may want to consult your state regulatory agency (often they have fact sheets on their web sites) to confirm whether or not they have additional notification requirements or procedures.

Deb Jacobson

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Universal Waste Notification of Regulated Waste Activity

Large and small quantity generators of hazardous waste are required to obtain an EPA identification number (40 CFR 262.12) by submitting a Notification of Regulated Waste Activity (EPA form 8700-12 http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/data/form8700/forms.htm> ) to your state environmental regulatory agency, identifying their waste activities (40 CFR 273.32(a)(2)).

Generators must submit a subsequent notification when:
* The business moves to another location
* The site contact person changes
* The ownership of the site changes
* An additional owner is added or replaced
* The type of regulated waste activity changes (see Section 10 of the form)

Examples of waste activities categorized on Form 8700-12 (Section 10) include generator status; becoming a transporter, TSDF, or recycler of hazardous waste; operating an exempt boiler or industrial furnace; underground injection control; and becoming a large quantity handler of or destination facility for universal waste.

If you are a large quantity handler of universal waste and have previously submitted the notification of regulated waste activity form, you need not re-submit the form to notify EPA regarding your universal waste status. See 40 CFR 262.12
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfrhtml_00/Title_40/40cfr262_00.html

40 CFR 273.32(a)(2))
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfrhtml_00/Title_40/40cfr273_00.html

Source: "reg of the day" listserv operated by Tammy Silverthorne @ the Environmental Resource Center



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