Audit

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

License Status and Location


7045.0225 GENERATOR LICENSE. Subpart 1. Applicability. A person who generates hazardous waste must obtain a hazardous waste generator license for each individual generation site. The procedures for application and issuance are described in parts 7045.0225 to 7045.0250. The fees associated with the license are set forth in parts 7046.0031 to 7046.0070. Subp. 2. Posting. A generator must prominently display the hazardous waste generator license in a public area at the licensed site.

A Hazardous Waste Generator Initial License Application may be obtained here:
http://www.co.washington.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/668

A Minnesota Tax Identification Number Information form is required as well:
http://www.co.washington.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/678

License Conditions

7045.0243 TERM AND CONDITIONS OF LICENSE. Subp. 2. Special conditions. Each license will contain or reference conditions necessary for the licensee to achieve compliance with applicable Minnesota or federal statutes or rules, including each of the applicable requirements in parts 7045.0205 to 7045.0325, and any conditions that the commissioner determines and shows with reasonable justification to be necessary to protect human health and the environment.

Hazardous Waste ID Number

7045.0221 IDENTIFICATION NUMBER. Within 75 days after first generating hazardous waste, prior to any transportation, treatment, storage, or disposal of any hazardous waste, and prior to applying for a license under part 7045.0240, a generator must apply for an identification number on forms provided by the commissioner.

The Notification of Regulated Activity Notification Form can be obtained here:
http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/view-document.html?gid=9116

Waste Evaluation

7045.0214 EVALUATION OF WASTES. Subpart 1. General requirement Any person who produces a waste within the state of Minnesota or any person who produces a waste outside the state of Minnesota that is managed within the state of Minnesota, must evaluate the waste to determine if it is hazardous within 60 days of initially generating the waste. The generation start date must be recorded and available for inspection. Waste that is not evaluated within 60 days of the generation start date must be managed as a hazardous waste and the person who produces the waste must be considered a generator until the waste is determined to be nonhazardous under parts 7045.0214 to 7045.0218. Subp. 2. Method for evaluation The person evaluating the waste must determine if the waste meets any of the following criteria for a hazardous waste: A. the waste is listed in part 7045.0135; or B. if the waste is not listed in part 7045.0135, the person must then determine whether the waste is identified in part 7045.0131 by either: (1) testing the waste according to the methods in part 7045.0131 or according to an equivalent method approved by the commissioner pursuant to part 7045.0075, subpart 1; or (2) applying knowledge of the hazard characteristics of the waste in light of the materials or the processes used.

Hazardous Waste Management Plan

7045.0248 LICENSE RENEWAL APPLICATION, Subpart 1. Applicability. A licensed generator must submit a license renewal application to the commissioner on forms provided...by a date specified. The application must contain the following information for each hazardous waste produced during the preceding calendar year: A. any changes to information submitted under part 7045.0230, subpart 1, items A to F; ... C.any additional information requested by the commissioner regarding the generator or the waste produced and managed by the generator.

Hazardous Waste Management Plan may be obtained here:
http://www.co.washington.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/670

Hazardous Waste Unlicensed > 75 Days

7045.0243 TERM AND CONDITIONS OF LICENSE. Subp. 3. General conditions. G. If the licensee begins generation of a hazardous waste that was not included on the license application and is therefore not authorized under the existing license, the licensee must submit an amended application providing information required in part 7045.0230 within 75 days of first producing the new hazardous waste. The generator must at all times manage the new waste in full compliance with parts 7045.0205 to 7045.0325. The generator must not treat, dispose of, or relinquish control of the new waste until at least 15 days after the amended license application is received by the commissioner. The date of receipt is the postmark date if mailed or the agency date of receipt if hand delivered. In the period between 15 days after receipt and the commissioner's action under part 7045.0245, the generator may treat, dispose of, and relinquish control of the new waste as provided in part 7045.0208 until written response to the generator's amended license application is received under part 7045.0245. After the commissioner acts on the amended license application, the generator must manage the new waste according to the amended license conditions and the requirements of this chapter or the generator must cease producing the new waste if the amended license application is denied. H. If the licensee changes management of a hazardous waste during the term of the license, the licensee must report the change in the next license renewal application required under part 7045.0248. I. The license is not transferable. If the owner or operator to whom the license has been issued changes, the new owner or operator must apply for a new license not later than 30 days after the change.

Unlicensed Hazardous Waste Predisposal Notification

7045.0243 TERM AND CONDITIONS OF LICENSE, Subp. 3. General conditions. G. If the licensee begins generation of a hazardous waste that was not included on the license application and is therefore not authorized under the existing license, the licensee must submit an amended application providing information required in part 7045.0230 within 75 days of first producing the new hazardous waste. The generator must at all times manage the new waste in full compliance with parts 7045.0205 to 7045.0325. The generator must not treat, dispose of, or relinquish control of the new waste until at least 15 days after the amended license application is received by the commissioner. The date of receipt is the postmark date if mailed or the agency date of receipt if hand delivered. In the period between 15 days after receipt and the commissioner's action under part 7045.0245, the generator may treat, dispose of, and relinquish control of the new waste as provided in part 7045.0208 until written response to the generator's amended license application is received under part 7045.0245. After the commissioner acts on the amended license application, the generator must manage the new waste according to the amended license conditions and the requirements of this chapter or the generator must cease producing the new waste if the amended license application is denied.

Hazardous Waste Management Plan may be obtained here:
http://www.co.washington.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/670

Hazardous Waste Disposal Method

7045.0208 HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT. Subpart 1. Management by generator. A generator must manage hazardous waste by using one of the methods described in items A to H, unless otherwise specifically exempted under this chapter. A. A generator may treat or dispose of hazardous waste at an on-site facility as provided under part 7045.0211. B. A generator may ensure delivery of hazardous waste to an off-site storage, treatment, or disposal facility. If located in the United States, the facility used must be permitted to accept hazardous waste under the agency's permitting procedures, have interim status under parts 7045.0552 to 7045.0649, or be authorized to manage hazardous waste by the Environmental Protection Agency or by a state with a hazardous waste management program authorized by the Environmental Protection Agency. C. A generator may ensure delivery of hazardous waste to a facility that under part 7045.0125 beneficially uses or reuses, legitimately recycles, or legitimately reclaims the waste, or treats the waste before beneficial use or reuse, legitimate recycling, or legitimate reclamation. D. A generator may export hazardous waste to a foreign country under the limitations in part 7045.0302. E. A generator may discharge hazardous waste to a publicly owned treatment works according to the notification requirements, prohibitions, limitations, and other management requirements imposed by the publicly owned treatment works operating authority, by federal statutes and regulations, or by state statutes and rules, providing: (1) the wastes being discharged are compatible with all piping and appurtenances which would receive the waste and conduct it to the publicly owned treatment works treatment plant; and (2) no piping and appurtenances owned or utilized by the generator, and leading to the public sewers, will release the discharged waste to the environment. F. A generator may ensure delivery of hazardous waste to a very small quantity generator collection program operated under part 7045.0320. G. A generator of universal waste may ensure delivery of universal waste to a universal waste handler or destination facility under part 7045.1400. H. A generator may ensure delivery of PCB waste to a commercial storer of PCB waste, as defined in part 7045.0135, subpart 5.

Hazardous Waste Abandonment

7045.0208 HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT. Subp. 1a. Abandonment. A generator must not dispose of or abandon hazardous waste or arrange for the disposal of hazardous waste at a location other than as provided under subpart 1.

POTW Reports

7045.0208 HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT. Subpart 1. Management by generator. E. A generator may discharge hazardous waste to a publicly owned treatment works according to the notification requirements, prohibitions, limitations, and other management requirements imposed by the publicly owned treatment works operating authority, by federal statutes and regulations, or by state statutes and rules, providing: (1) the wastes being discharged are compatible with all piping and appurtenances which would receive the waste and conduct it to the publicly owned treatment works treatment plant; and (2) no piping and appurtenances owned or utilized by the generator, and leading to the public sewers, will release the discharged waste to the environment.

Record Retention

7045.0294 RECORD KEEPING. Subpart 1. Manifests. A generator must keep a copy of each manifest signed according to part 7045.0265, subpart 1, for three years or until the generator receives a signed copy from the designated facility which received the waste. This signed copy must be retained as a record for at least three years from the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter. Subp. 1a. Alternate manifests. Record keeping requirements under the alternate manifest system provided in part 7045.0075, subpart 5, include: A. a generator must maintain a copy of the reclamation and transport agreement during the term of the agreement and for a period of at least three years after termination or expiration of the agreement; and B. for each shipment of waste using an alternate manifest, a generator must submit a completed copy of that alternate manifest to the commissioner within five working days of the transporter's acceptance of the waste shipment. Subp. 2. Reports. A generator must keep a copy of the license application, each license renewal application, and each exception report for at least three years from the due date of the report. Subp. 2a Container inspection reports. A generator must keep a copy of each weekly container inspection report required for generator accumulation under part 7045.0292 for a period of at least three years from the date of the inspection. Subp. 3. Test results. A generator must keep records of any test results, waste analyses, or other determinations made In accordance with parts 7045.0214 to 7045.0217 for at least three years from the date that the waste was last sent to on-site or off-site treatment, storage, or disposal. Subp. 3a. Training records. A generator must keep training records required under part 7045.0292, subparts 1, item G, and 5, item H, subitem (3), on current personnel until closure of the licensed site. Training records on former employees must be kept for at least three years from the date of the employee's termination. Personnel training records may accompany personnel transferred within the same company. Subp. 4. Extension of retention period. The periods of retention referred to in subparts 1 to 3 are extended automatically during the course of any unresolved enforcement action regarding the regulated activity. Subp. 5. Location of records. The records required in subparts 1 to 3a must be located at the licensed site. The records must be easily available for agency inspection.

Relinquishing Control

7045.0208 HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT. Subp. 2. Relinquishing control. A generator must not relinquish control of a hazardous waste if: A. the generator has reason to believe that the hazardous waste will not be properly managed; B. the transporter or the treatment, storage, or disposal facility is not exempt under this chapter and has not received an identification number; or C. transporter is not currently licensed or permitted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation as a hazardous waste transporter, except as exempted in part 7045.0120.

Spills: Report/Recover

7045.0275 MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE SPILLS. Subp. 2. Spills; duty to report. Any person in control of a hazardous waste that spills, leaks, or otherwise escapes from a container, tank, or other containment system, including its associated piping, shall immediately notify the agency if the hazardous waste may cause pollution of the air, land resources, or waters of the state. The person shall use the appropriate Minnesota duty officer's 24-hour telephone number: A. (651) 649-5451 for Twin Cities' local calling area and outside Minnesota; C. (651) 297-5353 for TDD for Twin Cities' local calling area and outside Minnesota; or Subp. 3. Spills; duty to recover. Any person who generates a hazardous waste that spills, leaks, or otherwise escapes from a container, tank, or other containment system, including its associated piping, shall recover the hazardous waste as rapidly and as thoroughly as possible and shall immediately take other action as may be reasonably possible to protect human life and health and minimize or abate pollution of the water, air, or land resources of the state.

Appliance Processors

WASHINGTON COUNTY HAZARDOUS WASTE ORD #187 Section 7 Standards for Appliance Processors
7.1 An Appliance Processor shall obtain a Hazardous Waste Generator License in order to operate. 7.2 Appliance Processors must manage their Appliance processing in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local rules and regulations. 7.3 Appliance Processors shall ensure that all capacitors and/or light ballasts that may contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are removed and managed separately as Hazardous Waste. 7.4 Appliance Processors shall remove and reclaim, destroy, or properly dispose of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) or hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) which are commonly referred to by the trade name "Freon", refrigerants. In order to perform these activities the Appliance Processor shall comply with the following: (1) The self-certification requirements and technician certification requirements of state and/or federal rules and regulations; (2) Provide proof of such certifications if requested by the County; (3) Obtain a signed statement from the final dispoal Facility, which include, but are not limited to scrap recyclers, verifying that all refrigerants have been removed pursuant to 40 CFR part 82.156; and (4) Maintain said statements easily available for inspection on Site and provide them to the County for inspection upon request. 7.5 Appliance Processors shall remove and properly manage as Hazardous Waste any hazardous solutions or vapors contained in gas air conditioners and/or gas refrigerators. 7.6 Appliance Processors shall remove and manage switches, relays, temperature devices, lamps, and other components containing mercury in accordance with this Ordinance. 7.7 Upon complying with subsections 7.1 through 7.6, above the Appliances so managed will be considered scrap metal as defined by Minnesota Rules 7045.0020, subpart 79a. Appliance Processors shall recycle or reuse the scrap metal.

Feedstock Report Requirements

MN Rule 7045.0125 Subp. 5.B., 6.A.
7045.0125 MANAGEMENT OF WASTE BY USE, REUSE, RECYCLING, AND RECLAMATION. Subp. 5. Requirements for use of hazardous waste as feedstock. B. A generator of hazardous waste for use as feedstock is subject to the following generator requirements: (1) parts 7045.0214 to 7045.0217 for waste evaluation requirements; (2) part 7045.0221 for identification number requirements; (3) parts 7045.0225 to 7045.0250 for licensing and license reporting requirements; (4) the generator must maintain records at the licensed site for at least three years confirming that the hazardous waste was received at the designated facility as indicated in the management plan required by part 7045.0230; and (5) the generator must keep records showing: the volume of these wastes stored at the beginning of the calendar year; the amount of these hazardous wastes generated during the calendar year; the amount of these hazardous wastes used as a feedstock during the calendar year; and the amount of these hazardous wastes remaining at the end of the calendar year. Subp. 6. Requirements for reclamation of specific hazardous waste. A. A by-product or a sludge that is hazardous only because it exhibits a characteristic of hazardous waste as defined in part 7045.0131 and is reclaimed is subject to only the following requirements: (1) A generator of such a hazardous waste is subject to the requirements of subpart 5, item B. (2) Transporters of such a hazardous waste must comply with all applicable requirements of Minnesota Statutes, sections 221.033 and 221.0341, and with 221.0355 if applicable, and Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 171 to 199, as amended. (3) Owners or operators of designated facilities receiving a hazardous characteristic by-product or sludge must provide written evidence to the commissioner prior to receiving such hazardous waste that the owner or operator has the equipment and capability to reclaim such hazardous waste, and must keep records showing: the volumes of such hazardous waste stored at the beginning of the year; the amount of such hazardous waste received during the calendar year; the amount of such hazardous waste reclaimed during the calendar year; and the amount of such hazardous waste remaining at the end of the calendar year.

Neutralization, Pretreatment and Wastewater Unit Requirements

7045.0655 GENERAL FACILITY STANDARDS. Subp. 3. Inspection requirements. A. The owner or operator shall inspect the elementary neutralization unit, pretreatment unit, wastewater treatment unit, or combustion waste facility for malfunctions and deterioration, operator errors, and discharges which may be causing or may lead to unauthorized release of hazardous waste to the environment or a threat to human health. The owner or operator shall conduct these inspections often enough to identify problems in time to correct them before they harm human health or the environment. B. The owner or operator shall develop and follow a written schedule for inspecting all monitoring equipment, safety and emergency equipment, security devices, and operating and structural equipment, such as tank walls and pumps, that are important to preventing environmental or human health hazards. The owner or operator shall keep this schedule at the facility. The schedule must identify the types of problems, such as malfunctions, or deterioration, which are to be looked for during the inspection, such as inoperative pump, leaking fitting, and heavy corrosion. C. The frequency of inspection may vary for the items on the schedule. It should be based on the rate of possible deterioration of the equipment and the probability of an environmental or human health incident if any deterioration or malfunction or operator error goes undetected between inspections. D. The owner or operator shall remedy any deterioration or malfunction of equipment or structures detected in an inspection. This must be done on a schedule which ensures that the problem does not lead to an environmental or human health hazard. Where a hazard is imminent or has already occurred, remedial action must be taken immediately. E. The owner or operator shall record inspections in an inspection log and shall keep these records for at least three years from the date of inspection. These records must include the date and time of each inspection, the name of the inspector, a recording of the observations made, and the date and nature of any repairs or other remedial actions taken as a result of inspection observations.

Special Hazardous Waste

WC ORD #187, Section 5
Washington County Hazardous Waste Management Ordinance #187 Section 5 Standards for the Management of Special Hazardous Waste 5.1 The provisions of this section apply to all Generators, Collectors, or Processing/Storage Facilities. 5.2 Special Hazardous Wastes that are managed in compliance with the management requirements specified in this Ordinance are not subject to the Hazardous Waste management requirements in Minn. Rules pts. 7045.0205 to 7045.0990, except in those instances expressly specified by reference in this Ordinance. Special Hazardous Wastes that are not managed in compliance with the requirements of this Ordinance must be managed in accordance with all applicable Hazardous Waste management requirements in Minn. Rules pts. 7045.0205 to 7045.0990.

Universal Waste Management

MN Rule 7045.1400, WC ORD #187, Section 6.1
7045.1400 ADOPTION OF FEDERAL STANDARDS FOR UNIVERSAL WASTE MANAGEMENT. Subpart 1. Adoption. The requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, part 273, as amended, regulating the management of universal waste, are adopted and incorporated by reference except as specified in subpart 2. In addition, the provisions of part 7045.0090 also apply. WASHINGTON COUNTY HAZARDOUS WASTE ORD #187 Sec. 6.1. Universal Waste must be managed in accordance with MN Rule 70.45.1400 and this Ordinance.

Used Oil Burning Requirements

MN Rule 7045.0855
7045.0885 STANDARDS FOR USED OIL GENERATORS.
Subp. 3.On-site burning in small burning units designed to burn used oil.
Generators who store used oil in vessels directly connected to burning units shall comply with the Minnesota State Fire Code, chapter 7510. Generators may burn used oil in burning units designed to burn used oil provided that: A. the unit burns used oil that the owner or operator generates, do-it-yourselfer used oil, used oil proven to be on-specification under part 7045.0840, or used oil aggregated at the site where the unit is located if the site is a used oil aggregation point; B. the unit burns used oil for energy recovery; C. the unit is designed to have a maximum capacity of not more than 0.5 million Btus per hour; D. the combustion gases from the unit are vented to the out-of-doors; and E. the unit and its operation comply with the Minnesota Fire Code.

Used Oil Mixing Hazardous Waste Requirements

MN Rule 7045.0855 Subp. 5.
7045.0855 STANDARDS FOR USED OIL GENERATORS. Subp. 5. Hazardous waste mixing.
A. Generators shall not mix hazardous waste with used oil, except as provided in part 7045.0800. The rebuttable presumption of part 7045.0800, subpart 3, applies to used oil managed by generators. B. Generators that mix hazardous waste with used oil under part 7045.0800 must keep records for each act of mixing of the dates the mixing was performed, the amounts of used oil and hazardous waste mixed together, and the results of any analyses used to determine if the used oil is classified as hazardous waste under part 7045.0800. Hazardous waste mixed with used oil under part 7045.0800 is not exempt from the generator size determination requirements of part 7045.0206, subpart 5, item C

An mixing log may be found here:
http://www.co.washington.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/679

ACCUMULATION REQUIREMENTS

Hazardous Waste on site <1,000 kg

7045.0292 ACCUMULATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE. Subp. 6. Very small quantity generator. A very small quantity generator may accumulate up to 1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste that is not acute hazardous waste on site if... H. if the generator accumulates at any one time more than 1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste, the generator becomes a small quantity generator and is subject to regulation under subpart 5. For generators in this circumstance, all accumulated hazardous waste must be treated on site in compliance with part 7045.0211 or shipped off site in compliance with part 7045.0208 within 180 days of the date the 1,000 kilogram limit is reached.

Acute Hazardous Waste on site < 1 kg

MN Rule 7045.0292 Subp. 7., Subpart 1.
7045.0292 ACCUMULATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE. Subp. 7. Acute hazardous waste accumulation. A. A generator may accumulate acute hazardous waste on site indefinitely in quantities equal to or less than one kilogram of acute hazardous waste and equal to or less than 100 kilograms of residue, contaminated soil, water, or other debris resulting from cleaning up spilled acute hazardous waste. The generator must comply with subpart 5, items B to H. B. A generator who accumulates on site more than one kilogram of acute hazardous waste, or more than 100 kilograms of residue, contaminated soil, water, or other debris resulting from cleaning up spilled acute hazardous waste must comply with subpart 1. Subpart 1. Large quantity generator. A. all accumulated hazardous waste is, within 90 days of the accumulation start date, treated on site in compliance with part 7045.0211 or shipped off site in compliance with part 7045.0208; B. the waste is placed as follows: (1) in containers which meet the standards of part 7045.0270, subpart 4, and are managed in accordance with applicable requirements of parts 7045.0594, subpart 2; 7045.0596, subpart 3; 7045.0626; 7045.0645; 7045.0647; and 7045.0648; (2) in tanks provided the generator complies with the applicable requirements of parts 7045.0594, subpart 2; 7045.0596, subpart 3; 7045.0628; 7045.0645; 7045.0647; and 7045.0648, except part 7045.0628, subparts 9, item C, and 12; (3) for wood preserving operations on drip pads, provided the generator complies with parts 7045.0594, subpart 2; 7045.0596, subpart 3; and 7045.0644 and maintains records containing a description of procedures that will be followed to ensure that all wastes are removed from drip pads and associated collection systems at least once every 90 days, and maintains documentation of the quantities, dates, and times of each waste removal. Records relating to drip pads must be maintained at the licensed site and must be easily available for agency inspection; C. tanks and containers are clearly labeled with the waste accumulation start date, which must be visible for inspection; or for tanks or containers that are not used as shipping containers, the generator may maintain a clearly designated and legible log of transactions which includes accumulation start dates, clearly identifies each tank or container, and is available for inspection; D. storage areas are protected from unauthorized access and inadvertent damage from vehicles or equipment; E. containers that hold free liquids are placed on a containment surface that is impermeable to the wastes stored and, if outside, is curbed; F. all waste containers and tanks are labeled with the words "Hazardous Waste" and a description that clearly identifies their contents to employees and emergency personnel; and G. the requirements of parts 7045.0558; 7045.0562, subparts 1 and 2; 7045.0566 to 7045.0576; and Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, section 268.7(a)(5), as incorporated in part 7045.1390, are fulfilled regarding personnel training, ignitable, reactive, or incompatible waste, preparedness and prevention, contingency planning, and waste analysis for restricted wastes.

Satellite Accumulation Requirements

7045.0292 ACCUMULATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE. Subp. 8. Satellite accumulation. Items A to D apply to all generators of hazardous waste. A. A generator may, without a permit or interim status and without complying with subparts 1 to 7, accumulate as much as 55 gallons of hazardous waste or one quart of acute hazardous waste listed in part 7045.0135, subpart 1a, items B to D, per waste stream per each point of generation provided the generator complies with items B to D. B. The generator must: (1) comply with part 7045.0626, subparts 2 to 4 and 6; (2) clearly label each container with the words "Hazardous Waste" and a description that clearly identifies its contents to employees and emergency personnel; (3) comply with parts 7045.0566 and 7045.0568 if a large quantity or small quantity generator, or with part 7045.0566 if a very small quantity generator; (4) provide that outdoor satellite accumulation areas are protected from unauthorized access and inadvertent damage from vehicles or equipment; and (5) provide that containers that hold free liquids are placed on a containment surface that is impermeable to the waste stored and, if outside, is curbed. C. In addition, the generator must: (1) for a container or containers located within the immediate working area of the specific process producing the waste, provide direct control and visual inspection of the satellite accumulation area by persons directly responsible for the specific process producing the waste; or (2) for a container or containers not located in the immediate working area, inspect the containers and areas where containers are stored, at least weekly, looking for leaks and for deterioration caused by corrosion or other factors and keep a written record of the dates and findings of these inspections. D. On the date on which the volume limit prescribed in item A is reached, the generator must: (1) clearly label the container or containers with that date (that date is then the accumulation start date); (2) within three days thereafter, transfer the entire satellite container's or containers' contents to the hazardous waste storage area and comply with subparts 1 to 7, as applicable; and (3) during the three-day period for compliance, continue to comply with items B and C.

Special Hazardous Waste Accumulation Requirements

WC ORD #187, Section 5.7, 5.8, 5.9
Washington County Hazardous Waste Management Ordinance #187
Section 5 Standards for the Management of Special Hazardous Waste 5.7 A Generator may accumulate for up to one year on Site up to 10 cubic yards of Special Hazardous Waste without obtaining a Processing/Storage Facility License. A Generator may accumulate over 10 cubic yards of Special Hazardous Waste for longer than one year if such activity is necessary to facilitate proper recovery, treatment, or disposal of Special Hazardous Waste. If the Generator accumulates over 10 cubic yards of Special Hazardous Waste on Site, the Generator must prove that such activity is solely for the purpose of facilitating proper recovery, treatment or disposal.
5.8 A Collector may store for up to one year on Site up to 40 cubic yards of Special Hazardous Waste without obtaining for a Processing/Storage Facility License. Upon reaching 40 cubic yards or one year, whichever comes first, all Special Hazardous Waste must within ten days be shipped in accordance with subsection 5.13 of this Ordinance except a Collector may store less than 40 cubic yards of Special Hazardous Waste for greater than one year if such activity is solely for the purpose of accumulating such quantities of Special Hazardous Waste is necessary to facilitate proper recovery, treatment, or disposal. However, the Collector must prove that such accumulation is solely for the purpose of facilitating proper recovery, treatment, or disposal of the Special Hazardous Waste.
5.9 Generators, Collectors and Facilities must be able to demonstrate the length of time that the Special Hazardous Waste has been accumulated from the date it becomes a waste. Generators, Collectors and Facilities may make this demonstration by: (1) Placing the Special Hazardous Waste in a container and marking or labeling the container with the earliest date that any Special Hazardous Waste in the container became a Special Hazardous Waste; (2) Marking or labeling each individual Special Hazardous Waste with the date it became a Special Hazardous Waste; (3) Maintaining an inventory system on-Site that identifies the date each Special Hazardous Waste became a waste; (4) Maintaining an on-Site inventory system acceptable to the Department that identifies the earliest date that any Special Hazardous Waste in a group of Special Hazardous Waste or a group of containers of Special Hazardous Waste became a Special Hazardous Waste; (5) Placing the Special Hazardous waste in a specific accumulation area and identifying the earliest date that any Special Hazardous Waste in the area became a Special Hazardous Waste; or (6) Any other method acceptable to the Department which clearly demonstrates the length of time that the Special Hazardous Wastes have been accumulated.

STORAGE REQUIREMENTS

Container Condition

7045.0626 USE AND MANAGEMENT OF CONTAINERS. Subpart 1. Scope. This part applies to owners and operators of hazardous waste facilities that store containers of hazardous waste, except as part 7045.0552 provides otherwise. Under part 7045.0127, subparts 2 to 4, and Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, section 261.33(c), as incorporated in part 7045.0135, if a hazardous waste is emptied from a container, the residue remaining in the container is not considered a hazardous waste if the container is empty, as defined in part 7045.0127, subparts 2 to 4. In that event, management of the container is exempt from the requirements of this part. Subp. 2. Condition of containers. Containers used to store hazardous waste must meet the following requirements: A. be of sturdy leakproof construction, adequate wall thickness, adequate weld, hinge, and seam strength and sufficient strength to withstand side and bottom shock, while filled, without impairment of the ability of the container to fully contain the hazardous waste; and B. have lids, caps, hinges, or other closure devices of sufficient strength and construction so that when closed they will withstand dropping, overturning, or other shock without impairment of the container's ability to fully contain the hazardous waste. If a container holding hazardous waste does not meet the requirements of items A and B or if it begins to leak, the owner or operator shall transfer the hazardous waste from this container to a container that does meet the requirements of items A and B, or manage the waste in some other way that complies with the requirements of this part.

Container Compatibility

7045.0626 USE AND MANAGEMENT OF CONTAINERS. Subp. 3. Compatibility of waste with containers. The owner or operator shall use a container made of or lined with materials which will not react with, and are otherwise compatible with, the hazardous waste to be stored and other substances that the container may foresee ably contact, so that the ability of the container to contain the waste is not impaired.

Containers Closed

7045.0626 USE AND MANAGEMENT OF CONTAINERS. Subp. 4. Management of containers. A container holding hazardous waste must always be closed during storage, except when it is necessary to add or remove waste or when a generator is treating hazardous waste in that container in accordance with part 7045.0450, subpart 3, item K, or 7045.0552, subpart 3, item K. A container holding hazardous waste must not be opened, handled, or stored in a manner which may rupture the container or cause it to leak. Reuse of containers is governed by United States Department of Transportation regulations, including those set forth in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 173.28, as amended. The owner or operator shall store containers which if exposed to moisture or direct sunlight may create a hazardous condition or adversely affect the container's ability to contain the hazardous waste, in an area with overhead roofing or other covering that does not obstruct the visibility of the labels.

Container Labeling: "Hazardous Waste" AND Clear Descriptive Name

7045.0292 ACCUMULATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE. Subp. 6. Very small quantity generator. A very small quantity generator may accumulate up to 1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste that is not acute hazardous waste on site without a permit or without having interim status if: F. all waste containers and tanks are labeled with the words "Hazardous Waste" and a description that clearly identifies their contents to employees and emergency personnel; Subp. 8. Satellite accumulation. Items A to D apply to all generators of hazardous waste. B. The generator must: (2) clearly label each container with the words "Hazardous Waste" and a description that clearly identifies its contents to employees and emergency personnel;

Container Inspections

MN Rule 7045.0626 Subp. 5.
7045.0626 USE AND MANAGEMENT OF CONTAINERS. Subp. 5. Inspections. The owner or operator shall inspect hazardous waste containers and areas where containers are stored, at least weekly, looking for leaks and for deterioration caused by corrosion or other factors and shall keep a written record of the dates and findings of these inspections.

An inspection record sheet may be found here:
http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/view-document.html?gid=4034

Incompatible Wastes

7045.0225 GENERATOR LICENSE. Subpart 1. Applicability. A person who generates hazardous waste must obtain a hazardous waste generator license for each individual generation site. The procedures for application and issuance are described in parts 7045.0225 to 7045.0250. The fees associated with the license are set forth in parts 7046.0031 to 7046.0070. Subp. 2. Posting. A generator must prominently display the hazardous waste generator license in a public area at the licensed site.

Ignitable/Reactive Wastes

7045.0626 USE AND MANAGEMENT OF CONTAINERS. Subp. 7. Special requirements for ignitable or reactive waste. Containers holding ignitable or reactive waste must be located at least 15 meters (50 feet) from the facility's property line, when physically possible based on the dimensions of the property. When it is not physically possible to place containers at least 50 feet from the property line, based on the dimensions of the property, the ignitable or reactive waste must be placed at least as far as the specified minimum distance from property line found in the Minnesota State Fire Code, chapter 7510. Nothing in this subpart shall relieve the facility owner or operator from the obligation to comply with any local, state, or federal law governing storage of these wastes.

Containers and Closure

7045.0626 USE AND MANAGEMENT OF CONTAINERS. Subp. 8. Closure. At closure, all hazardous waste and hazardous waste residues must be removed from the storage area. Remaining containers, liners, bases, and soil containing or contaminated with hazardous waste or hazardous waste residues must be decontaminated or removed. At closure and throughout the operating period, unless the owner or operator can demonstrate that the waste removed from the storage area is not a hazardous waste, the owner or operator becomes a generator of hazardous waste and shall manage it in accordance with all applicable requirements of parts 7045.0205 to 7045.1030.

Containers and Air Standards

7045.0626 USE AND MANAGEMENT OF CONTAINERS. Subp. 9. Air emission standards. The owner or operator must manage all hazardous waste placed in a container in accordance with the applicable requirements of parts 7045.0645, 7045.0647, and 7045.0648.

Container Dates: Start/Fill/Move

7045.0292 ACCUMULATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE. Subp. 6. Very small quantity generator. A very small quantity generator may accumulate up to 1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste that is not acute hazardous waste on site without a permit or without having interim status if: C. tanks and containers are clearly labeled with the waste accumulation start date, which must be visible for inspection; or for tanks or containers that are not used as shipping containers, the generator may maintain a clearly designated and legible log of transactions which includes accumulation start dates, clearly identifies each tank or container, and is available for inspection; Subp. 8. Satellite accumulation. Items A to D apply to all generators of hazardous waste. D. On the date on which the volume limit prescribed in item A is reached, the generator must: (1) clearly label the container or containers with that date (that date is then the accumulation start date); (2) within three days thereafter, transfer the entire satellite container's or containers' contents to the hazardous waste storage area and comply with subparts 1 to 7, as applicable; and (3) during the three-day period for compliance, continue to comply with items B and C.

Aisle Space

7045.0566 PREPAREDNESS AND PREVENTION. Subp. 6. Required aisle space. The owner or operator shall maintain aisle space to allow the unobstructed movement of personnel, fire protection equipment, spill control equipment, and decontamination equipment to any area of facility operation in an emergency unless it can be demonstrated to the commissioner that aisle space is not needed for any of these purposes.

Controlled Access/Damage

7045.0292 ACCUMULATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE. Subp. 6. Very small quantity generator. D. storage areas are protected from unauthorized access and inadvertent damage from vehicles or equipment;

Liquids - Impermeable Surface

7045.0292 ACCUMULATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE. Subp. 6. Very small quantity generator. E. containers that hold free liquids are placed on a containment surface that is impermeable to the waste stored and, if outside, is curbed;

Storage Tank Requirements

7045.0628 TANK SYSTEMS.

Special Hazardous Waste Storage Requirements

WC ORD #187, Sec. 5.5 - 5.11
Washington County Hazardous Waste Management Ordinance #187 Section 5 Standards for the Management of Special Hazardous Waste 5.5 Storage of Special Hazardous Waste must be in containers or stored in a manner that: (1) Prevents damage to or breakage of Special Hazardous Waste during normal handling conditions; (2) Are compatible with the waste being stored in the container; (3) Will not leak or break open during normal handling conditions; (4) Protect handlers and all other Persons from physical injury caused by contact with Special Hazardous Waste; and (5) Prevent Releases of Special Hazardous Waste and components or residues of Special Hazardous Waste. 5.6 Storage areas for Special Hazardous Waste must meet the following standards: (1) Storage of Special Hazardous Waste indoors or outdoors must be on a surface impermeable to the Special Hazardous Waste. (2) Storage areas must prevent Releases of Hazardous Waste or Hazardous Waste constituents to soil or water. (3) Storage areas must have protection from damage of Special Hazardous Waste including but not limited to protection against vehicular accidents and vandalism. (4) Special Hazardous Waste must have adequate aisle space to allow unobstructed movement of personnel and equipment in an emergency. 5.9 Generators, Collectors and Facilities must be able to demonstrate the length of time that the Special Hazardous Waste has been accumulated from the date it becomes a waste. Generators, Collectors and Facilities may make this demonstration by: (1) Placing the Special Hazardous Waste in a container and marking or labeling the container with the earliest date that any Special Hazardous Waste in the container became a Special Hazardous Waste; (2) Marking or labeling each individual Special Hazardous Waste with the date it became a Special Hazardous Waste; (3) Maintaining an inventory system on-Site that identifies the date each Special Hazardous Waste became a waste; (4) Maintaining an on-Site inventory system acceptable to the Department that identifies the earliest date that any Special Hazardous Waste in a group of Special Hazardous Waste or a group of containers of Special Hazardous Waste became a Special Hazardous Waste; (5) Placing the Special Hazardous waste in a specific accumulation area and identifying the earliest date that any Special Hazardous Waste in the area became a Special Hazardous Waste; or (6) Any other method acceptable to the Department which clearly demonstrates the length of time that the Special Hazardous Wastes have been accumulated. 5.10 All Special Hazardous Waste stored in accordance with subsection 5.5 shall be labeled with the applicable phraseology: (1) The words “used” or “waste” followed by a brief description of the waste in the container; or (2) A brief description of the waste in the container followed by the words “for recycling.”

Universal Waste Storage

7045.1400 ADOPTION OF FEDERAL STANDARDS FOR UNIVERSAL WASTE MANAGEMENT. Subpart 1. Adoption. The requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, part 273, as amended, regulating the management of universal waste, are adopted and incorporated by reference except as specified in subpart 2. In addition, the provisions of part 7045.0090 also apply. WASHINGTON COUNTY HAZARDOUS WASTE ORD #187, Sec. 6.5. Mercury containing devices must be stored in a container. The container must be closed, structurally sound, compatible with the contents, and show no evidence of leakage, spillage, or damage that could cause leakage under reasonably foreseeable circumstances and must be reasonably designed to prevent the escape of mercury into the environment by volatilization or other means.

Used Oil Storage Requirements

7045.0885 STANDARDS FOR USED OIL BURNERS WHO BURN OFF-SPECIFICATION USED OIL FOR ENERGY RECOVERY. Subp. 6. Used oil storage. A. Applicability of federal storage regulations. Used oil burners must comply with all applicable spill prevention, control, and countermeasures requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, part 112, as amended, in addition to the requirements of this subpart. Used oil burners must comply with the underground storage tank standards of chapter 7150 for used oil stored in underground tanks, whether or not the used oil exhibits any characteristic of hazardous waste, in addition to the requirements of this part. B. Used oil burners who store used oil in aboveground tanks are subject to chapter 7151, in addition to the requirements of this subpart. Used oil burners who store at least 10,000 gallons of used oil at one time are subject to the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115E, to prepare and maintain a discharge prevention and response plan, in addition to the requirements of this part. All used oil burners shall comply with the storage and use requirements of the Minnesota State Fire Code, chapter 7510, in addition to the requirements of this part. C. Used oil burners shall not store used oil in units other than containers or tanks and must ensure that the following requirements for containers and tanks are met. Containers and tanks used to store used oil at burning facilities must be in good condition, not leaking, and closed. Containers must be equipped with a secondary containment system. The secondary containment system must consist of, at a minimum, dikes, berms, or retaining walls, and a floor which covers the entire area within the dike, berm, or retaining wall. An equivalent secondary containment system may be used for containers. The entire containment system, including walls and floor, must be sufficiently impervious to used oil to prevent any used oil released into the containment system from migrating out of the system to the soil, groundwater, or surface water. Containers, aboveground tanks, and fill pipes of underground tanks used to store used oil at transfer facilities must be marked with the words "Used Oil." Aboveground tanks used to store used oil at burning facilities may also be subject to the secondary containment requirements and other requirements in chapter 7151. D. Upon detection of a release of used oil to the environment not subject to the requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, part 280, subpart F, as amended, a burner must stop the release, contain the released used oil, clean up and properly manage the released used oil and other materials contaminated with used oil, and repair or replace any leaking used oil storage equipment prior to returning it to service to prevent future releases. A burner who discharges more than five gallons of used oil is subject to the notification requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 115.061.

OUTDOOR STORAGE REQUIREMENTS

Liquids - Curbed Impermeable Surface

7045.0292 ACCUMULATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE. Subpart Subp. 6. Very small quantity generator. A very small quantity generator may accumulate up to 1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste that is not acute hazardous waste on site without a permit or without having interim status if: E. containers that hold free liquids are placed on a containment surface that is impermeable to the waste stored and, if outside, is curbed;

Shaded/Protected from Moisture

7045.0626 USE AND MANAGEMENT OF CONTAINERS. Subp. 4. Management of containers. A container holding hazardous waste must always be closed during storage, except when it is necessary to add or remove waste or when a generator is treating hazardous waste in that container in accordance with part 7045.0450, subpart 3, item K, or 7045.0552, subpart 3, item K.
A container holding hazardous waste must not be opened, handled, or stored in a manner which may rupture the container or cause it to leak. Reuse of containers is governed by United States Department of Transportation regulations, including those set forth in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 173.28, as amended. The owner or operator shall store containers which if exposed to moisture or direct sunlight may create a hazardous condition or adversely affect the container's ability to contain the hazardous waste, in an area with overhead roofing or other covering that does not obstruct the visibility of the labels.

Controlled Access/Damage

7045.0292 ACCUMULATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE. Subp. 6. Very small quantity generator. A very small quantity generator may accumulate up to 1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste that is not acute hazardous waste on site without a permit or without having interim status if: D. storage areas are protected from unauthorized access and inadvertent damage from vehicles or equipment;

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

Pretransport Requirements

7045.0270 PRETRANSPORT REQUIREMENTS. Subpart 1. Marking. Before transporting or offering hazardous waste for transportation off-site, a generator must: A. mark each package of hazardous waste in accordance with the applicable United States Department of Transportation regulations on hazardous materials under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 172, subpart D, as amended; and B. mark each container of 119 gallons or less used in such transportation with the following words and information according to the Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 172.304:
(1) HAZARDOUS WASTE - Federal Law Prohibits Improper Disposal. If found, contact the nearest police or public safety authority or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
(2) Generator's Name and Address ______________________
(3) Manifest Tracking Number ________________________
(4) Generator's Identification Number ________________________
Subp. 2. Subp. 3. Storage tank label. Any generator or other person who maintains a storage tank containing hazardous waste shall display the words "Hazardous Waste" on the storage tank in a legible and conspicuous manner. The words "Hazardous Waste" shall be plainly visible and legible to any person who may operate any outlet valve. Subp. 4. Packaging. Before transporting hazardous waste or offering a hazardous waste for transportation off-site, a generator must package the waste in accordance with the applicable United States Department of Transportation regulations on packaging under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 173, 178, 179, and 180, as amended. Subp. 5. Labeling. Before transporting or offering hazardous waste for transportation off-site, a generator must label each package in accordance with the applicable United States Department of Transportation regulations on hazardous materials under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 172, subpart E, as amended. Subp. 6. Placarding. Before transporting hazardous waste or offering hazardous waste for transportation off-site, a generator must placard or offer the initial transporter the appropriate placards according to United States Department of Transportation regulations for hazardous materials under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 172, subpart F, as amended. Subp. 7. Loading of hazardous waste. A generator who is responsible for loading hazardous waste on a transport vehicle in lieu of the transporter must comply with the provisions of part 7045.0371.

Manifest Requirements

7045.0261 MANIFEST DOCUMENT; GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. Subpart 1. When required. Except as exempted in subpart 1a, a generator who transports or offers for transportation hazardous waste for off-site treatment, storage, or disposal or the owner or operator of a treatment, storage, and disposal facility who offers for transport a rejected hazardous waste load, must prepare a manifest (OMB Control number 2050-0039) on EPA Form 8700-22 and, if necessary, EPA Form 8700-22A, before transporting the waste off-site. Generators shall complete the manifest in accordance with subpart 6 and the instructions included in the appendix to Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, part 262, as adopted by reference in part 7045.0325. Subp. 1a. Exemptions. A generator may transport hazardous waste without a manifest under the following conditions: A. A very small quantity generator may transport the generator's own hazardous waste without a manifest if transportation is via the generator's own vehicle and if that transportation is to a very small quantity generator hazardous waste collection program under part 7045.0320. B. A small quantity or a very small quantity generator may use an alternate manifest system as provided under part 7045.0075, subpart 5.
C. Feedstock and by-products being managed according to part 7045.0125, subparts 5 and 6, may be transported without a manifest. D. Universal waste being managed by a handler according to part 7045.1400 may be transported without a manifest. E. Waste being transported on-site as described in part 7045.0351, subpart 2, item A, may be transported without a manifest. F. Spent lead-acid batteries being managed according to part 7045.0685 may be transported without a manifest. Subp. 2. Designation of facility. A generator must designate on the manifest one facility which is permitted to handle the waste described on the manifest. Subp. 3. Alternate facility. A generator may also designate on the manifest one alternate facility which meets the requirements of subpart 2 in the event an emergency prevents delivery of the waste to the primary designated facility. Subp. 4. Unable to deliver. If the transporter is unable to deliver the hazardous waste to the designated facility or the alternate facility, the generator must either designate another facility or instruct the transporter to return the waste. Subp. 5. Subp. 6. Specific Minnesota hazardous wastes. A. If a generator located in the state of Minnesota produces a waste classified as hazardous in Minnesota which is not classified as hazardous in the state where the receiving facility is located, the generator must ensure that the facility is permitted to accept and manage the waste by the appropriate state agency. B. If a waste is classified as hazardous in Minnesota and is assigned a Minnesota waste code, the Minnesota waste codes must be identified on the manifest in item 13. Subp. 7. Manifest information. Manifest information requirements include those required by United States Department of Transportation and United States Environmental Protection Agency regulations and consist of the numbered items on the manifest set forth in the Appendix to Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, part 262, as amended, and adopted by reference in part 7045.0325. Subp. 8. Availability of manifests. Manifests are available from any source that is registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a supplier of manifests. Subp. 9. Subp. 10. Continuation sheets. A generator shall use a continuation sheet to the manifest if: A. more than two transporters are to be used to transport the waste; or B. more space is required for the United States Department of Transportation description and related information in item 9 of United States EPA form 8700-22. Only EPA Form 8700-22A may be used and it must be completed and copies distributed in accordance with parts 7045.0265 and 7045.0325. A generator using a continuation sheet shall attach the sheet to the manifest.

Manifest Records

7045.0294 RECORD KEEPING. Subpart 1. Manifests. A generator must keep a copy of each manifest signed according to part 7045.0265, subpart 1, for three years or until the generator receives a signed copy from the designated facility which received the waste. This signed copy must be retained as a record for at least three years from the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter. Subp. 5. Location of records. The records required in subparts 1 to 3a must be located at the licensed site. The records must be easily available for agency inspection.

Manifest Initial Copies

7045.0265 USE OF MANIFEST, Subpart 1. General requirements. The generator must: D. send one copy of the manifest with the signatures of the generator and transporter and the date of waste acceptance to the commissioner within five working days of the initial transporter's acceptance of the hazardous waste shipment. VSQGs mail manifests to: Hazardous Waste Manifest Program, Mail Code L609, 300 S 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487

Manifest Final Copies

7045.0265 USE OF MANIFEST. Subp. 4. Notification of facility receipt. When a shipment of hazardous waste is delivered to a hazardous waste facility, the generator must ensure that: A. The generator must send a copy of the manifest signed by the facility operator within 40 days of the acceptance of the hazardous waste by the hazardous waste facility;
VSQGs mail manifests to: Hazardous Waste Manifest Program, Mail Code L609, 300 S 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487

Manifest Exception Reports

7045.0298 EXCEPTION REPORTING. Subpart 1. When applicable. A generator who does not receive a copy of the manifest with the handwritten signature of the owner or operator of the designated facility within 35 days of the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter must contact the transporter and the owner or operator of the designated facility to determine the status of the hazardous waste. A generator must submit an exception report to the commissioner if the generator has not received a copy of the manifest with the handwritten signature of the owner or operator of the designated facility within 45 days of the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter. Subp. 2. Content of report. The exception report must include: A. a legible copy of the manifest for which the generator does not have confirmation of delivery; and B. a cover letter signed by the generator or the generator's authorized representative explaining the efforts taken to locate the hazardous waste and the results of those efforts..

International Shipments

7045.0208 HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT. Subpart 1. Management by generator. A generator must manage hazardous waste by using one of the methods described in items A to H, unless otherwise specifically exempted under this chapter. D. A generator may export hazardous waste to a foreign country under the limitations in part 7045.0302.

Feedstock Records and Shipping Papers

7045.0125 MANAGEMENT OF WASTE BY USE, REUSE, RECYCLING, AND RECLAMATION. Subpart 1. Scope. This part regulates hazardous waste and used oil that is to be recycled except for use constituting disposal as provided in part 7045.0665, hazardous waste used for precious metals recovery as provided in part 7045.0675; spent lead-acid batteries being reclaimed as provided in part 7045.0685; hazardous waste fuel being burned for energy recovery as provided in part 7045.0692; or used oil fuel being burned for energy recovery as provided in part 7045.0885. Subp. 5. Requirements for use of hazardous waste as feedstock. B. A generator of hazardous waste for use as feedstock is subject to the following generator requirements:
(1) parts 7045.0214 to 7045.0217 for waste evaluation requirements; (2) part 7045.0221 for identification number requirements; (3) parts 7045.0225 to 7045.0250 for licensing and license reporting requirements; (4) the generator must maintain records at the licensed site for at least three years confirming that the hazardous waste was received at the designated facility as indicated in the management plan required by part 7045.0230; and (5) the generator must keep records showing: the volume of these wastes stored at the beginning of the calendar year; the amount of these hazardous wastes generated during the calendar year; the amount of these hazardous wastes used as a feedstock during the calendar year; and the amount of these hazardous wastes remaining at the end of the calendar year. Subp. 6. Requirements for reclamation of specific hazardous waste. A. A by-product or a sludge that is hazardous only because it exhibits a characteristic of hazardous waste as defined in part 7045.0131 and is reclaimed is subject to only the following requirements: (1) A generator of such a hazardous waste is subject to the requirements of subpart 5, item B. (2) Transporters of such a hazardous waste must comply with all applicable requirements of Minnesota Statutes, sections 221.033 and 221.0341, and with 221.0355 if applicable, and Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 171 to 199, as amended.

Special Hazardous Waste Shipping Requirements

Washington County Hazardous Waste Management Ordinance #187 Section 5 Standards for the Management of Special Hazardous Waste 5.14 In the event shipping a Special Hazardous Waste becomes necessary all Special Hazardous Waste must be shipped to a Collector, a Licensed Processing/Storage Facility, a recycler, or a permitted Hazardous Waste Facility. Shipments must be accompanied by a shipping paper, bill of lading, or manifest. The shipping documents must include the name of shipper, the date of shipment, the amount of waste, and the destination facility’s name, address and phone number. 5.15 A Special Hazardous Waste Processing/Storage Facility must document that all employees that handle Special Hazardous Waste are familiar with the management requirements for Special Hazardous Waste. Documentation is not required for Generators or Collectors. In addition, these Facilities may not collect Special Hazardous Waste in a manner that is considered Speculative Accumulation as the term is defined in Minn. Rule 7045.0020. 5.16 All shipping papers for the shipment of Special Hazardous Waste and employee training records, if applicable, must be kept easily available for inspection on Site for a minimum of three years. 5.17 A Special Hazardous Waste Processing/Storage Facility must obtain and maintain financial assurance and insurance and that is acceptable to the County as specified in Sections 12 and 13 of this Ordinance.

Universal Waste Recycling Receipts and Records

7045.1400 ADOPTION OF FEDERAL STANDARDS FOR UNIVERSAL WASTE MANAGEMENT. Subpart 1.Adoption. The requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, part 273, as amended, regulating the management of universal waste, are adopted and incorporated by reference except as specified in subpart 2. In addition, the provisions of part 7045.0090 also apply. WC ORD #187 Sec. 6.1. Universal Waste must be managed in accordance with MN Rule 70.45.1400 and this Ordinance. Sec. 6.4. A Generator of Universal Waste must keep a record of each shipment of Universal Waste. Each record shall be kept easily available for inspection on site for a period of three years from the date of the shipment. The record may take the form of a log, invoice, manifest, bill of lading or other shipping document. The record for each shipment of Universal Waste must include the following: (1) The name, address and telephone number of the person to whom the Universal Waste was sent; (2) The quantity of each type of Universal Waste sent (e.g., batteries, pesticides, thermostats); and (3) The date of the shipment of Universal Waste left the Generator's Site.

Used Oil Recycling Receipts

MN Rule 7045.0855 Subp. 4.
7045.0855 STANDARDS FOR USED OIL GENERATORS. Subp. 4. Off-site shipments. Except as provided in items A and B, generators must ensure that their used oil is transported only by transporters who have obtained identification numbers. A. Generators may, without notifying the EPA that they are transporting used oil, transport used oil that is generated at the generator's site; used oil generated at another site by the generator, such as used oil generated by contractors at other businesses from servicing equipment; and do-it-yourselfer used oil to a used oil collection center or a used oil aggregation point owned by the generator provided that the generator transports no more than 55 gallons of used oil at any time in a vehicle owned by the generator or owned by an employee of the generator. B. Used oil generators may arrange for used oil to be transported by a transporter without an identification number if the used oil is reclaimed under a contractual agreement pursuant to which reclaimed oil is returned by the processor/rerefiner to the generator for use as a lubricant, cutting oil, or coolant. The tolling arrangement contract must indicate the type of oil and the frequency of shipments, that the vehicle used to transport the used oil to the processing/rerefining facility and to deliver recycled used oil back to the generator is owned and operated by the used oil processor/rerefiner, and that the reclaimed oil will be returned to the generator. C. Used oil generators must keep records, for example, receipts or a log, of every shipment of used oil leaving the generator site. Records for each shipment must include the quantity of used oil shipped, the date of the shipment, and the name and identification number of the transporter, if applicable. Used oil generators must maintain these records at the generator site or at the offices of the generator for sites that are not staffed by the generator for a minimum of three years from the date of shipment.

Used Oil Filter Recycling Receipts

7045.0990 USED OIL FILTERS. Subpart 1. Definitions. The definitions in this subpart apply to this part. A. "Used oil filter broker" means any person or business who accepts used oil filters from used oil filter transporters for purposes of sending used oil filters to a used oil filter recycling intermediary or recycler. B. "Used oil filter transporter" means any person or business who transports used oil filters directly from used oil filter generators for the purposes of sending the used oil filters to a used oil filter recycling intermediary or recycler. Scrap metal collectors who incidentally receive small amounts of used oil filters with other scrap metal they collect are not considered used oil filter collectors. C. "Used oil filter processor" means a person or business who accepts used oil filters from used oil filter generators, brokers, or transporters for purposes of making the filters more amenable for recycling. D. "Used oil filter recycler" means any person or business that accepts used oil filters and through some process transforms them into a recycled product. E. "Used oil filter recycling intermediary" means a used oil filter broker or processor. Subp. 2. General requirements. No person shall dispose of used oil filters or portions of used oil filters in solid waste or in or on the land. Used oil filter brokers, transporters, processors, recyclers, and generators are subject to regulation under this part and must ensure that used oil filters and portions of used oil filters are managed as specified in this subpart. Unless disposed of as hazardous waste, used oil filters and portions of used oil filters must be recycled either by scrap metal recycling or burning for energy recovery. Used oil filters and portions of used oil filters may be recycled under the scrap metal exemption of part 7045.0125, subpart 4, item C, if they meet the definition of scrap metal. Used oil filters and portions of used oil filters that meet the definition of scrap metal may be burned for energy recovery under part 7045.0805, item A, provided that the scrap metal portion of the used oil filters is recovered and recycled. Used oil filters and portions of used oil filters which do not meet the definition of scrap metal may be burned for energy recovery under part 7045.0805, item A. Subp. 3. Requirements for generators. A. Used oil filter generators must store used oil filters in closed, leakproof containers labeled with the words "Used Oil Filters." B. Used oil filter generators burning used oil filters or portions of used oil filters on-site must comply with part 7045.0855, subpart 3. C. Off-site shipments: (1) Used oil filter generators must ensure that used oil filters are not in a condition to readily release any free-flowing oil when they leave the generator site. (2) Used oil filter generators may transport used oil filters that they generate to another site owned by the generator or to a used oil filter processor, recycler, transporter, or broker, in their own vehicles without meeting the requirements of subpart 4. Used oil filter generators transporting their own used oil filters must ensure that used oil and used oil filters do not escape from the containers used during transport. Used oil filter generators must keep records of all shipments of used oil filters from their sites, including the date of the shipment, the quantity of used oil filters shipped, and the facility to which the used oil filters were delivered. These records must be kept at the site for at least three years after the date of shipment. (3) Used oil filter generators must only allow used oil filters to be taken off-site by used oil filter transporters that are licensed by the commissioner to transport used oil filters under subpart 4, or by scrap metal collectors as specified in subpart 4. Used oil filter generators must keep records of all shipments of used oil filters from their sites, including the name, address, and license number of the transporter, the date of the shipment, and the quantity of used oil filters shipped. Used oil filter generators must keep these records at the site for at least three years after the date of shipment.

VSQG Collection Program Receipts

7045.0294 RECORD KEEPING. Subp. 1b. Very small quantity generator collection program receipt. A generator must keep a copy of each signed receipt for waste delivered to a collection site under part 7045.0320. This signed copy must be retained as a record for at least three years from the date the waste was accepted at the collection site. Subp. 5. Location of records. The records required in subparts 1 to 3a must be located at the licensed site. The records must be easily available for agency inspection.

PREPAREDNESS/PREVENTION

Basic Preparedness Requirements

7045.0566 PREPAREDNESS AND PREVENTION

Operate to Prevent a Release

7045.0566 PREPAREDNESS AND PREVENTION, Subp. 2. Operation of facility. Facilities must be maintained and operated to minimize the possibility of a fire, explosion, or any unplanned sudden or nonsudden release to air, land, or water of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents which could threaten human health or the environment.

Emergency Equipment - Communication; Internal, External

7045.0566 PREPAREDNESS AND PREVENTION, Subp. 3. Required equipment. All facilities must be equipped with the following, unless it can be demonstrated to the commissioner that none of the hazards posed by waste handled at the facility could require the particular equipment specified below in items A to D: A. an internal communications or alarm system capable of providing immediate emergency instruction to facility personnel; B. a device, such as a telephone or a hand-held two-way radio, which is immediately available at the scene of operations and which is capable of summoning emergency assistance from local police departments, fire departments, or state or local emergency response teams;

Emergency Equipment - Communications Access

7045.0566 PREPAREDNESS AND PREVENTION, Subp. 5. Access to communications or alarm system. Whenever hazardous waste is being poured, mixed, spread, or otherwise handled, all personnel involved in the operation shall have immediate access to an internal alarm or emergency communication device, either directly or through visual or voice contact with another employee, unless the commissioner has ruled that such a device is not required under subpart 3.
If at any time only one employee is on the premises while the facility is operating, that employee shall have immediate access to a device, such as a telephone or a hand-held, two-way radio, which is immediately available at the scene of operation and which is capable of summoning external emergency assistance unless the commissioner has ruled that such a device is not required under subpart 3.

Emergency Equipment - Fire, Spill and Decontamination

7045.0566 PREPAREDNESS AND PREVENTION, Subp. 3. Required equipment. All facilities must be equipped with the following, unless it can be demonstrated to the commissioner that none of the hazards posed by waste handled at the facility could require the particular equipment specified below in items A to D: C. portable fire extinguishers, spill control equipment, decontamination equipment, and fire control equipment, including special extinguishing devices such as those using foam, inert gas, or dry chemicals; and D. water at adequate volume and pressure to supply water hose streams, foam producing equipment, automatic sprinklers, or water spray systems.

Emergency Equipment - Testing and Maintenance

7045.0566 PREPAREDNESS AND PREVENTION, Subp. 4. Testing and maintenance of equipment. All facility communications or alarm systems, fire protection equipment, spill control equipment, and decontamination equipment, where required, must be tested and maintained as necessary to ensure proper operation in time of emergency.

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GENERATOR CERTIFICATION: Items checked 'No' are identified as violations and must be corrected by the date specified. I acknowledge the identified violation(s) and agree to comply with the corrective actions within the time limit. I understand that failure to go so may result in enforcement action.

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