The new rulemaking makes several significant changes to the Small Generator without a Plan (SGWOP) category, which previously covered generators which did not have Hazardous Waste Plans (HWPs) to address existing and planned waste generation.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new rules that will direct substantial changes to its Small Quantity Generator (SQG) and Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) waste management regulations. The proposed rule will affect about 50,000waste generators throughout the country, which represent about a third of all waste generators and more than three-quarters of all solid waste generators in the U.S. Many Waste Generators Without a Plan (WGWP) will shift from the generation of hazardous waste to the generation of non-hazardous waste and chemical constituents.
Many waste generators – especially, waste generators without a plan (WGWP) – are currently forced to depend on disposal services in order to manage the generation of hazardous substances from upstream and downstream processes that produce quantities of hazardous waste by-products.
Waste generators with small volumes of hazardous waste under Title I of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA) are required to develop a Waste Generator’s Hazardous Waste Plan (HWP) that must include the types and quantities of hazardous substances that the waste generator intends to dispose of.
EPCRA and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) both provide for notification requirements that can be used as an enforcement tool to address the presence of waste at the property, materials, or disposal site. d2c66b5586