Hazardous Waste Generator Requirements

If you produce a waste that is hazardous, you are a hazardous waste generator. As a business owner, it is important to know whether you generate a hazardous waste. First you must know when a material becomes a waste. Generally, a waste is any discarded material that is not excluded by rule or other legal mechanisms. If you have a material that you can no longer use, it is probably a waste. Not all wastes that are recycled are exempt from regulation.

Any person who generates a waste (other than a household) must determine if the waste meets the definition of a hazardous waste. If the waste is hazardous, the generator must store, treat, transport and dispose of their hazardous waste, according to Ohio’s hazardous waste rules.

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General Requirements: OAC Chapter 3745-50

OAC Chapter 3745-50
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General Requirements, and Permitting

  Subpart A of Part 260  
Rule # 3745- Rule Title Similar 40
CFR Language
Current OAC Effective Date
50-01 General information 260.1 (a) 3/24/2017
50-03 Use of number and gender 260.3 4/15/1981
 

 

 

  Subpart B of Part 260  
Rule # 3745- Rule Title Similar 40
CFR Language
Current OAC Effective Date
50-10 Definitions and computation of time 260.10, 270.2 2/12/2018
50-11 Incorporated by reference 260.11, 270.6 10/31/2015
 

 

 

 

 

  Subpart C of Part 260  
Rule # 3745- Rule Title Similar 40
CFR Language
Current OAC Effective Date
50-19 Petitions to amend rules 51-30 to 51-35 of the Administrative Code to exclude a waste generated at a particular facility 260.22 3/24/2017
50-20 Petitions to amend Chapter 273 of the Administrative Code to include additional hazardous wastes 260.20 (b), 260.23 10/31/2015
50-21 Draft permits 124.6 10/31/2015
50-22 Fact sheet 124.8 3/9/2001
50-23 Variances from classification as waste 260.30 10/31/2015
50-24 Standards and criteria for variances from classification as a waste 260.31 9/5/2010
50-25 Variance to be classified as a boiler 260.32 12/7/2004
50-26 Procedures for variances from classification as a waste or to be classified as a boiler 260.33 12/7/2004
50-27 Additional regulation of certain hazardous waste recycling activities on a case-by-case basis 260.4 9/5/2010
50-28 Procedures for case-by-case regulation of hazardous waste recycling activities 260.41 2/12/2018
50-29 Inspection of Public Records [rescinded] HSWA 3006(f) 10/31/2015
 

 

 

 

 

  Miscellaneous  
Rule # 3745- Rule Title Similar 40
CFR Language
Current OAC Effective Date
50-30 Trade secrets- confidentiality of information 270.12 10/31/2015
50-31 Exemptions none 2/12/2018
50-32 Definitions- fee rules see ORC 3734.02, 3734.18 2/12/2018
50-33 Fees for the off-site disposal of hazardous waste see ORC 3734.18 2/12/2018
50-34 Fees for on-site or satellite disposal of hazardous waste see ORC 3734.18 2/12/2018
50-35 Fees for the treatment of hazardous waste see ORC 3734.18 2/12/2018
50-36 Annual hazardous waste permit fees see ORC 3734.02 10/31/2015
50-37 Permit application fee see ORC 3734.02 (E)(2) 2/12/2018
50-38 Contents of the "Siting Criteria Document" see ORC 3734.05 (D)(2) 10/31/2015
 

 

 

 

 

  Provisions of Part 124  
Rule # 3745- Rule Title Similar 40
CFR Language
Current OAC Effective Date
50-39 Specific public notice procedures applicable to hazardous waste management permits 124.31, 124.32, 124.33 3/24/2017
 

 

 

 

 

  Provisions of Part 270  
Rule # 3745- Rule Title Similar 40
CFR Language
Current OAC Effective Date
50-40 Submittal of hazardous waste permit applications 270.32 (b)(3);
270.10 (e), (k), (l)-(l)(2);
see 270.70 (a); 270.71; 270.73
10/31/2015
50-41 Application for a permit 270.10 (a)-(d), (j)-(n),
270.13 (a)-(d)
3/24/2017
50-42 Signatories to permit applications and reports 270.11 10/31/2015
50-43 Contents of "Part A" of the permit application 270.13 3/24/2017
50-44 Contents of "Part B" of the permit application 270.14 - 270.28 10/31/2015
50-45 Special inclusions and exclusions for hazardous waste permits 270.1 (c)-(c)(7) 12/21/2017
50-46 Permits by rule 270.60, 270.70 2/12/2018
50-48 Requirements for recording and reporting of monitoring results 270.31 12/7/2004
50-49 Effect of a permit 270.4 2/12/2018
50-50 Schedules of compliance   10/31/2015
50-51 Permit modifications
Appendix- Permit modification classifications
270.33
270.32 (b)(2), (b)(3);
270.41; 270.42; 270.72;
App. I to 270.42
10/31/2015
50-52 Transfer of permits 270.4 10/31/2015
50-53 Permit revocation 270.43 3/24/2017
50-54 Duration of permits 270.5 3/24/2017
50-56 Continuation of expiring permits 270.51 3/24/2017
50-57 Emergency permits 270.61, see 124.10 10/31/2015
50-58 Conditions applicable to all permits 270.3 2/12/2018
50-62 Trial burn 270.62 10/31/2015
50-66 Permits for boilers and industrial furnaces burning hazardous waste 270.66 10/31/2015
 

 

 

 

 

Integration with MACT Standards Subpart I of Part 270  
Rule # 3745- Rule Title Similar 40
CFR Language
Current OAC Effective Date
50-235 Options for incinerators, cement kilns, lightweight aggregate kilns, solid fuel boilers, liquid fuel boilers, and hydrochloric acid production furnaces to minimize emissions from startup, shutdown, and malfunction events 270.235 10/31/2015
 

 

 

Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste: OAC Chapter 3745-51

Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste

General Subpart A of Part 261  
Rule # 3745- Rule Title Similar 40
CFR Language
Current OAC Effective Date
51-01 Purpose and scope of Chapter 51 of the Administrative Code 261.1 2/12/2018
51-02 Definition of waste 261.2 2/12/2018
51-03 Definition of hazardous waste 261.3 3/24/2017
51-04 Exclusions 261.4 10/31/2015
51-05 Special requirements for hazardous waste generated by conditionally exempt small quantity generators 261.5 10/31/2015
51-06 Requirements for recyclable materials 261.6 10/31/2015
51-07 Residues of hazardous waste in empty containers 261.7 2/12/2018
51-08 PCB wastes regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act 261.8 10/31/2015
51-09 Requirements for universal waste 261.9 12/21/2017
 

 

 

Criteria for Identifying the Characteristics and for Listing Hazardous Waste Subpart B of Part 261  
Rule # 3745- Rule Title Similar 40
CFR Language
Current OAC Effective Date
51-10 Criteria for identifying the characteristics of hazardous waste 261.1 10/31/2015
51-11 Criteria for listing hazardous waste
Appendix- Hazardous constituents
261.11
App. VIII to Part 261
10/31/2015
 

 

 

 

 

Characteristics of Hazardous Waste Subpart C of Part 261  
Rule # 3745- Rule Title Similar 40
CFR Language
Current OAC Effective Date
51-20 Characteristics of hazardous waste- general
Appendix- Representative sampling methods
261.2
App. I to Part 261
10/31/2015
51-21 Characteristic of ignitability 261.21 10/31/2015
51-22 Characteristic of corrosivity 261.22 10/31/2015
51-23 Characteristic of reactivity 261.23 2/12/2018
51-24 Characteristic of Toxicity (TCLP) 261.24 10/31/2015
 

 

 

 

 

Lists of Hazardous Wastes Subpart D of Part 261  
Rule # 3745- Rule Title Similar 40
CFR Language
Current OAC Effective Date
51-30 Lists of hazardous wastes- general
Appendix- Basis for listing hazardous waste
261.3
App. VII to Part 261
3/17/2012
51-31 Hazardous waste from non-specific sources 261.31 3/24/2017
51-32 Hazardous waste from specific sources 261.32 3/24/2017
51-33 Discarded commercial chemical products, off-specification species, container residues, and spill residues thereof 261.33 10/31/2015
51-35 Deletion of certain EPA hazardous waste numbers following equipment cleaning and replacement 261.35 10/31/2015
 

 

 

 

 

Exclusions, Exemptions Subpart E of Part 261  
Rule # 3745- Rule Title Similar 40
CFR Language
Current OAC Effective Date
51-38 Comparable/Syngas Fuel Exclusion [rescinded] 261.38 10/31/2015
51-39 Conditional exclusion for used, broken CRTs and processed CRT glass undergoing recycling 261.39 2/12/2018
51-40 Conditional exclusion for used, intact CRTs exported for recycling 261.4 2/12/2018
51-41 Notification and recordkeeping for used, intact CRTs exported for reuse 261.41 2/12/2018
 

 

 

 

 

State-specific no federal counterpart  
Rule # 3745- Rule Title Similar 40
CFR Language
Current OAC Effective Date
51-100 Financial assurance for seventy-two hour recyclers none 10/31/2015
 

 

 


CESQGs:

SQGs:

LQGs:

The requirements a generator must comply with depends on the amount of hazardous and acute hazardous waste generated each month and the total amount of hazardous and acute hazardous waste the generator has on-site at one time. There are three categories of hazardous waste generators; they are often referred to as conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQG), small quantity generators (SQG) and large quantity generators (LQG).

 

 

Acute Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste

 

Generation per
Month
Total Accumulation
On-site
Generation per
Month
Total Accumulation
On-site
CESQG
≤ 1 kg
≤ 1 kg
≤ 100 kg
≤ 1,000 kg
SQG
 
 
> 100 kg and < 1,000 kg
> 1,000 kg and < 6,000 kg
LQG
> 1 kg
> 1 kg
≥ 1,000 kg
≥ 6,000 kg
The following estimates will vary according to the density of the waste.
1 kg ≈ 1 qt
100 kg ≈ 27 gal (about ½ of a 55-gallon drum) or 220 lbs
1,000 kg ≈ 270 gal (about five 55-gallon drums) or 2,200 lbs
6,000 kg ≈ 1,620 gallons (about 30 55-gallon drums) or 13,200 lbs
Note: Accumulation times vary according to generator status. Generation starts the moment a material is discarded. 
 
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