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Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste management rule: 40 CFR 273

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Scope and applicability of rules: 40 CFR 273.1 to 273.8

Petitions to designate other wastes as universal wastes: 40 CFR 273.80 and 40 CFR 273.81

Exclusion of universal waste from hazardous waste management rules: 40 CFR 261.5; 40 CFR 261.9; 40 CFR 264.1(g)(11); 40 CFR 265.1(c)(14); 40 CFR 268.1(f); and 40 CFR 270.1(c)(2)(viii)

Universal waste definitions:

Universal waste: 40 CFR 273.9

Batteries: 40 CFR 273.2 and 40 CFR 273.9

Pesticides: 40 CFR 273.3 and 40 CFR 273.9

Mercury-containing equipment: 40 CFR 273.4 and 40 CFR 273.9

Lamps: 40 CFR 273.5 and 40 CFR 273.9

Household and conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) wastes: 40 CFR 273.8

Universal waste handlers: 40 CFR 273.9

Universal waste generator: 40 CFR 273.9 and 40 CFR 261.5(c)(6)

Universal waste transporter: 40 CFR 273.9

Universal waste destination facility: 40 CFR 273.9

Universal waste management standards:

Prohibitions: 40 CFR 273.11, 40 CFR 273.31, and 40 CFR 273.51

Notification: 40 CFR 273.12 and 40 CFR 273.32

Standards for small quantity handlers of universal waste (SQHUWs): 40 CFR 273.10 to 273.20

Standards for large quantity handlers of universal waste (LQHUWs): 40 CFR 273.30 to 273.40

Labeling and marking: 40 CFR 273.14 and 40 CFR 273.34

Accumulation-time limits for SQHUWs and LQHUWs: 40 CFR 273.15 and 40 CFR 273.35

Accumulation-time limits for transporters: 40 CFR 273.53

Employee training by SQHUWs and LQHUWs: 40 CFR 273.16 and 40 CFR 273.36

Response to releases by SQHUWs, LQHUWs, and transporters: 40 CFR 273.17, 40 CFR 273.37, and 40 CFR 273.54

Off-site shipments by SQHUWs and LQHUWs: 40 CFR 273.18 and 40 CFR 273.38

Off-site shipments by transporters: 40 CFR 273.55

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