Hazardous Waste Identification
When trying to make a hazardous waste determination, a generator must consider the following factors: (40 CFR 262.11)
- Does it meet the definition of a Solid Waste as defined in 40 CFR
(Basically any discarded materials meets this definition)
- Is the material excluded by 40 CFR 261.4 or by variance granted under 260.30 and 260.31?
(Some specific materials are granted an exclusion)
- Is it listed in Subpart D of 40 CFR 261?
(IF "Yes", manage as a Hazardous Waste - If no, proceed to question 4)
- Does the material exhibit any of the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity or Toxicity as outlined in Subpart C of 40 CFR 261?
(If so, manage as a Hazardous Waste)
Characteristic Hazardous Waste (40 CFR 261.20)
40 CFR 261.20(b) A hazardous waste which is identified by a characteristic in this subpart is assigned every EPA Hazardous Waste Number that is applicable as set forth in this subpart.