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Overview of Universal Waste Regulation

(§ are 40 CFR unless otherwise noted)




Universal Waste Requirements
Generators and Small Quantity Handlers of Universal Waste
Large Quantity Handlers of Universal Waste


Universal Waste Transporters and Transfer Facilities




Destination Facilities
Prohibitions May not dispose, treat or dilute waste
§273.11
May not dispose, treat or dilute waste
§273.31
May not dispose, treat or dilute waste
§273.51
Comply with RCRA TSDF Requirements
§273.60(a)
Notifications No Requirements
§273.12
Must notify MT DEQ of activities
§273.32
Comply with DOT Requirements
49 CFR 171 - 180
Comply with RCRA TSDF Requirements
§§273.60(a) - (b)
Waste
Management 
Requirements
Prevent Releases
§§273.13(a) - (d)
Prevent Releases
§§273.33(a) - (d)
Comply with DOT Requirements
§273.52
Comply with RCRA TSDF Requirements
§§273.60(a) - (b)
Labeling and Marketing Identify specific type of UW
§273.14
Identify specific type of UW
§273.34
Comply with DOT Requirements
§273.52
Comply with RCRA TSDF Requirements
§§273.60(a) - (b)
Storage Time Limits One Year Limit
§273.15
One Year Limit
§273.35
TEN DAY LIMIT
§273.53

Comply with RCRA TSDF Requirements
§§273.60(a) - (b)

Employee Training Inform employees of proper handling and emergency responses
§273.16
Ensure employee familiarity with proper handling and emergency
§273.36
Comply with DOT Requirements
49 CFR 171 - 180
Comply with RCRA TSDF Requirements
§§273.60(a) - (b)
Response to Releases Immediately contain releases and properly manage released waste
§273.17
Immediately contain releases and properly manage released waste
§273.37
Immediately contain releases and properly manage released waste
§273.54
Comply with RCRA TSDF Requirements
§§273.60(a) - (b)
Off-site Shipments Only to other UW Handler, Destination Facility or foreign destination
§§273.18 and 273.20
Only to other UW Handler, Destination Facility or foreign destination
§§273.38 and 273.40
Only to UW Handler, Destination Facility or foreign destination.  Comply with DOT Requirements
§§273.55 - 273.56
Only to UW Handler, Destination Facility or foreign destination
§273.61
Tracking No Requirements
§273.19
Maintain receiving and shipping records for three years
§273.39
Comply with DOT Requirements
§§262 and
49 CFR 173.2
Maintain receiving records for three years
§273.62 (b)

 

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