Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste containers: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 USC 6924

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Hazardous waste container management standards: 40 CFR 264.170 to 264.179 and 40 CFR 265.170 to 265.178 (interim status)

Air emissions standards: 40 CFR 264.1030 to 264.1090 and 40 CFR 265.1030 to 265.1091 (interim status)

Department of Transportation (DOT) standards: 49 CFR 172.101 to 172.102 and 40 CFR 262.30 to 262.33

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards: 29 CFR 1910

Solid waste standards: 40 CFR 243.200

Definition of container: 40 CFR 260.10

Container management:

Compatibility of waste with container: 40 CFR 262.16(b)(2)(ii), 40 CFR 262.17(a)(1)(ii), 40 CFR 264.172, and 40 CFR 265.172

Ignitable, reactive, and incompatible wastes: 40 CFR 262.17(a)(1)(vi), 40 CFR 262.17(a)(1)(vii), 40 CFR 264.17, 40 CFR 264.176, 40 CFR 264.177, 40 CFR 265.17, 40 CFR 265.176, and 40 CFR 265.177

Good condition criteria: 40 CFR 262.16(b)(2)(i), 40 CFR 262.17(a)(1)(ii), 40 CFR 264.171, and 40 CFR 265.171

Leak and spill prevention: 40 CFR 262.16(b)(2)(iii), 40 CFR 262.17(a)(1)(iv), 40 CFR 264.173, and 40 CFR 265.173

Aisle space: 40 CFR 264.35 and 40 CFR 265.35

Applicability of generator on-site accumulation rules to treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 40 CFR 264.71(c) and 40 CFR 265.71(c)

Weekly inspections: 40 CFR 262.16(b)(2)(iv), 40 CFR 262.17(a)(1)(v), 40 CFR 264.15(d), 40 CFR 264.174, 40 CFR 265.15(d), and 40 CFR 265.174

Inspections for container transported to a TSDF: 40 CFR 264.1086(c)(4)(i), 40 CFR 264.1086(d)(4), 40 CFR 265.1087(c)(4), and 40 CFR 265.1087(d)(4)

Adding absorbent material to a container: 40 CFR 264.1(g)(10) and 40 CFR 265.1(c)(13)

Pretransport container marking and labeling: ...


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