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Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. California's generator accumulation time requirements are more stringent than the federal rules, in part because, unlike the federal rules, the state does not equate accumulation time periods with the monthly quantity of hazardous waste generated. California imposes a 90-day accumulation time requirement on all generators, unless the generator accumulates less than 1,000 kilograms (kg) of hazardous waste a month and can meet certain conditions. California also restricts the amount of time that hazardous waste accumulated in a satellite accumulation area can remain on the generator's site. The state has not adopted a state provision similar to the March 2000 federal accumulation time standard that allows the federal class of large quantity generators (LQGs) that generate wastewater treatment sludges from the metal finishing industry (i.e., EPA Waste F006) to accumulate F006 beyond the usual ...