Accumulation Time regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Accumulation Time: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 USC 6922 and 42 USC 6924

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Transfer facility accumulation period: 40 CFR 263.12

Large quantity generators (LQGs):

90-day accumulation time rule for LQGs: 40 CFR 262.17(a)

Accumulation time rule for LQGs accumulating F006: 40 CFR 262.17(c) to 262.17(e)

Small quantity generators (SQGs):

180-day accumulation time rule for SQGs: 40 CFR 262.16(b)(1)

270-day accumulation time rule for SQGs: 40 CFR 262.16(c)

LQGs and SQGs:

Satellite accumulation: 40 CFR 262.15(a)

Returned shipments: 40 CFR 262.16(e) and 40 CFR 262.17(g)

Quantity limitations for very small quantity generators (VSQGs): 40 CFR 262.14(a)(3)

Extensions and exceptions:

Extensions beyond 90 days for LQGs: 40 CFR 262.17

Extensions beyond 180 days (or 270 days) for SQGs: 40 CFR 262.16(d)

Regulatory Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM)

Critical 2017/2018 Hazardous Waste Generator Information
Effective May 30, 2017, the U.S. EPA final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (New Rule) must be followed in states and territories without a RCRA-authorized hazardous waste program (Alaska, Iowa, the Indian Nations, and the territories Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands). RCRA-authorized states must adopt the more stringent provisions of the New Rule by July 1, 2019, at the latest.The national regulatory analysis for this topic now describes the New Rule provisions. If your state has adopted the New Rule provisions for this topic, adoption of the New Rule will be specifically noted in the "Comparison: State vs. Federal" section of the corresponding state regulatory analysis. If your state has not yet ...

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