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Title: What to Expect from a Hazardous Waste Inspection


1
What to Expect from a Hazardous Waste Inspection
  • Central District
  • Debby Valin, Environmental Consultant
  • October 28, 2011

2
Agenda
  • Generator Basics
  • Nature of Inspections
  • Inspection Components
  • The Regulatory Process
  • Compliance
  • Non-Compliance
  • Role of EPA
  • Disclaimer
  • Contacts
  • Quiz

3
Generator Classes
  • Based on generation rate in any given month
  • CESQG less than 220 pounds /25 gallons
  • SQG 220 and 2,200 pounds / 25-250 gallons
  • LQG greater than 2,200 pounds / 250
    gallons

lt½ of a 55-G Drum
gt 4, 55-G Drums
4
Requirements for ALL Generators
  • Perform waste determinations
  • Ensure and document proper disposal
  • Keep records for at least 3 years

5
What do Hazardous Waste Inspectors Look at or
for
  • Process and procedures
  • Chemicals and wastes

6
Waste Determination
  • Failure to perform hazardous waste determination
    and/or
  • Failure to perform a proper waste determination

7
Notification of HW Activity
  • Failure to notify/obtain an EPA ID number
  • Failure to use the correct EPA ID number

8
Labeling
  • Failure to label containers with the words
    Hazardous Waste
  • Failure to label satellite accumulation
    containers with a description of the contents
  • Failure to label each container according to DOT
    regulations, prior to shipment

9
Accumulation
  • Storing beyond the 180 (SQG) or 90-day (LQG)
    limit
  • Not marking containers with accumulation start
    dates
  • Accumulation quantities over the limit on site

10
Container Management
  • Drums or containers that are open, rusting or
    bulging
  • Failure to conduct and document weekly
    inspections of all accumulating containers
  • Storing ignitable waste within
  • 50 feet of property line
  • Failure to maintain aisle
  • space between containers

11
Record Keeping
  • Failure to maintain uniform manifests or
    contractual agreements for 3 years
  • Failure to retain records of test results, waste
    analyses, or waste profiles

12
Personnel Training
  • Failure to conduct training
  • Inadequate training to cover all areas of HW
    management
  • Inadequate training to cover job responsibilities

13
Preparedness and Prevention
  • No arrangements with local authorities
  • Arrangements not documented when made
  • Failure to have the proper equipment or posted
    information
  • Failure to maintain and operate facility to
    minimize unplanned or sudden release

14
Contingency Plan and Emergency Procedures
  • Failure to have a modified/full Contingency Plan
  • Incomplete or outdated contact information
  • Incomplete incident reporting
  • Failure to report emergency incident (assuming
    release to the environment)
  • Failure of SQG to post information by telephone

15
Land Disposal Restrictions
  • Florida has no hazardous waste landfills
  • All hazardous waste is prohibited from land
    disposal in our state
  • Land disposal records must be retained with
    uniform manifests
  • Certification that wastes meet standards, or
  • Notification that waste do not meet standards for
    land disposal in a haz waste landfill

16
The Process
  • In-Compliance
  • Out-of-Compliance

17
Compliance
  • In-Compliance
  • Inspection Report
  • Pictures
  • Letter acknowledging compliant status with
    Inspection Report

18
Non-Compliance
  • Non-Compliance or Warning Letter
  • Inspection Report
  • Pictures
  • Violations
  • Penalties
  • Informal Conference
  • Chance to respond
  • Discuss violations
  • Consent Order
  • Formal agreement to resolve issues

19
EPAs Role
  • RCRA program delegated to FDEP in our state
  • RCRA federal act establishing HW rules
  • FDEP rules adopt 40 CFR
  • FDEP has 360 days from inspection date to settle
    a case
  • EPA requires penalties for certain violations

20
Disclaimer
  • District regulatory variations
  • May interpret regulation applicability
    differently
  • Develop a relationship and line of communication
    with your District HW Staff

21
FDEP District and Tallahassee Contacts
  • _at_dep.state.fl.us
  • Karen.Bayly_at_ / 239-344-5616 - South
  • James.Byer_at_ / 850-595-0573 - NW
  • James.Dregne_at_ / 813-632-7600 (ext. 410) SW
  • Karen.E.Kantor_at_ / 561-681-6670 SE
  • Janine.Kraemer_at_ / 407-897-4303 Central
  • Vicki.Valade_at_ / 904-256-1669 NE
  • Glen.Perrigan_at_ / 850-245-8749 Headquarters!

22
Take the Test
  • HW inspectors look at or for
  • Processes
  • Procedures
  • Chemicals
  • Wastes or
  • All of the above!

23
Testing, Testing, Testing...
  • Determinations to identify hazardous waste may be
    inadequate T or F
  • A notification of hazardous waste activity must
    be submitted to Tallahassee (SQG and LQG) T or
    F
  • Only full containers must be labeled and dated
    T or F
  • Only full containers must be inspected weekly T
    or F
  • Records have a 3-year retention minimum T or F
  • Hazwoper or Hazmat training can substitute for
    Haz Waste training T or F
  • Preparedness/prevention measures must be posted
    and documented T or F

24
Discussion
  • Debby Valin, Central District
  • P2 and Compliance Assistance
  • 321-229-8931
  • debby.valin_at_dep.state.fl.us
  • http//www.dep.state.fl.us/central/Home/P2/default
    .htm
  • http//www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/hwRegu
    lation/default.htm
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