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The “Two Minute Training” (2MT) is a weekly publication on a variety of environmental compliance topics related to hazardous waste, PCB waste, transportation or safety.  As the title implies, it should take no more than a couple of minutes to read a 2MT which always consists of a single page in a Q&A format with applicable supporting attachments.  Each 2MT title is meant to provide enough description to allow the reader to determine whether or not this week’s topic is of interest to them.  Therefore it is not expected that each 2MT will be read but only those 2MTs that apply to the reader’s areas of responsibility or interest.  

The 2MTs are not meant to be interpretations or policy documents but are meant to highlight a narrow slice of a particular regulation.  Supporting documentation in the form of regulations, guidance memos, Federal Registers are almost always included so that the audience can make their own interpretations with help from their regulatory subject matter experts. 

2017

10/19/17
Hazardous Debris and Non-Intact Lead-Acid Batteries

10/12/17
LDR Treatment Standards – Waste-Specific vs. Alternative

10/5/17
Elementary Neutralization and RCRA Requirements

09/28/17
The “POLYM” Alternative Treatment Standard for Certain D001 Hazardous Wastes

09/21/17
Mercury Wet Cell Batteries - Debris or Not Debris?

09/14/17
LDR Waste that is Both Listed and Characteristic Hazardous Wastes

09/07/2017
F Listings and Ingredients in Commercial Chemical Product Formulations

08/31/2017
Paint Wastes and The Applicability of the F001-F005 Listings to Ingredients

08/24/17
Laboratory Standards and Applicability of the “F” Listings

08/17/17
Laboratory Standards and Applicability of the "U" or "P" Hazardous Waste Listings

08/10/17
RCRA EPA Identification Numbers – Transporters

08/03/17
RCRA EPA Identification Numbers – Site Specifics

07/27/17
Office Waste Management

07/20/17
Office Waste and RCRA Regulatory Status

07/13/17
Conditioned Exclusion for Characteristic Debris Treated via Immobilization

07/06/17
Conditioned Exclusion for Listed Hazardous Waste Debris Treated via Extraction or Destruction

06/29/17
DOT Shipping of Damaged, Defective or Recalled Lithium Batteries

06/21/17
Used Oil and Keeping Containers Closed – Washington State vs. the Feds

06/15/17
Used Oil, Secondary Containment and Response to Spills

06/08/17
Used Oil and Weekly Inspections

06/01/17
Operating Records Not Referenced in the “Operating Record” Regulations

05/25/17
Operating Record vs. Operating Log

05/18/17
Universal Waste Lamps and Prohibition on Crushing

05/11/17
Containers and Tanks – RCRA Wastes vs. TSCA PCB Wastes

05/04/17
Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and Hazardous Wastes

04/27/17
RCRA Characteristic of Ignitability and DOT Oxidizers

04/20/17
When is When Defined for the RCRA Phrase “When Reclaimed”?

04/13/17
LDR Requirements for Spent Lead-Acid Batteries Being Reclaimed

04/06/17
LDR Requirements for Universal Wastes

03/30/17
LDR Storage Prohibitions and Treated Hazardous Debris or Contaminated Soil

03/23/17
LDR Storage Prohibitions and Treated Wastes

03/16/17
LDR Storage Prohibitions and the One-Year Rule

03/09/17
Multiple Characteristic and Listed Hazardous Waste Codes and the “in lieu of” LDR Principle

03/02/17
Multiple Characteristic Hazardous Waste Codes and Underlying Hazardous Constituents

02/23/17
RCRA Empty vs. DOT Empty II

02/16/17
RCRA Empty vs. DOT Empty

02/09/17
RCRA Empty Tanker Trailers and Listed Waste Codes

02/02/17
Washington State-Only Dangerous Waste Markings vs. Hazardous Waste Markings

01/26/17
Satellite Accumulation within a <90-day Accumulation Area

01/19/17
DOT Marking Specifications for the “UN”, “NA” and “ID” Markings

01/12/17
Frozen RCRA Wastewater - DOT Liquid or Solid When Manifested?

01/05/17
Absorbent Additions and Treatment

2016

12/29/16
The Household Waste Exclusion and Renovation Debris – Part II

12/24/16
'Twas the Night before Christmas – The Twenty-Fourth Annual Edition

12/15/16
The Household Waste Exclusion and Renovation Debris

12/08/16
Defining Criteria for Household Waste Exclusion

12/01/16
PCB Reporting and Recordkeeping Relief

11/24/16
Used Oil Eligibility for Turkey and Ham Oils

11/17/16
Purpose of the <90-day Hazardous Waste Accumulation Conditional Exclusion

11/10/16
Listed Waste Codes and Pre-RCRA Wastes

11/03/16
PCB Analytical Waste Disposal Requirements – Water vs. Organic Liquids and Non-aqueous Inorganic Liquids

10/27/16
PCB Analytical Waste Disposal Requirements

10/20/16
PCB Containers and Concentration of PCBs

10/13/16
Asbestos and DOT Relief

10/06/16
Hazardous Waste Determinations and Phase Separation

09/29/2016
Hazardous Waste "F" Listings and Trace Contamination – Again!

09/22/2016
Hazardous Waste "F" Listings and Trace Contamination

09/15/16
Regulatory Status of Sand Blast Grit Contaminated with Trace Listed Solvents

09/08/16
Regulatory Status of Caustic Rinse Waters Contaminated with Trace Solvents

09/01/2016
Product Spills, Waste Determinations, and LDR

08/25/16
Product Spills and Waste Determinations

08/18/16
RCRA Empty Containers vs. TSCA PCB Decontaminated Containers - Scenario III

08/11/16
RCRA Empty Containers vs. TSCA PCB Decontaminated Containers - Scenario II

08/04/16
RCRA Empty Containers vs. TSCA PCB Decontaminated Containers - Scenario I

07/28/16
RCRA Manifest Discrepancies and Physical State

07/20/16
RCRA Empty Acutely Hazardous Waste Containers

07/14/16
The Domestic Sewage Exclusion and Sewer Sludge Transport

07/07/16
The Domestic Sewage Exclusion and Sewer Sludge Removal

06/30/16
Universal Waste, Incandescent Bulbs and Nonhazardous Bulbs

06/22/16
Washington State Satellite Accumulation Areas and Ignitable Wastes

06/16/16
Satellite Accumulation Areas and Incompatible Wastes

06/09/16
Product Expiration Dates and Solid Waste Determinations (Reverse Distribution)

06/02/16
Separating Hazardous Debris and Hazardous Non-debris

05/26/16
PCB  Waste Storage Limitations and the PCB Radioactive Waste Exemption

05/19/16
PCB Waste Storage Limitations and the One-Year Extension

05/12/16
PCB Bulk Product Wastes and the One Year Disposal Requirement

05/05/16
Radioactive Lead Solids vs. Non-radioactive Lead Contaminated Debris

04/28/16
Method Detection Limits and Hazardous Waste Determinations II

04/21/16
Method Detection Limits and Hazardous Waste Determinations

04/14/16
Satellite Accumulation Prior to and After Recycling

04/07/16
Satellite Accumulation and Process Location Changes

03/31/16
Satellite Accumulation of Aerosol Cans and Determining the 55-Gallon Limit

03/24/16
D002 Waste and Dilution as Adequate Treatment

03/17/16
RCRA Treatment and the Two-Part Definition

03/10/16
PCB Incineration and "Six Nines" Destruction Removal Efficiency Criteria

03/03/16
RCRA Empty Containers and Removing as Much Waste as Possible

02/25/16
PCB Concentrations and Micrograms per Centimeters Squared (µg/cm2)

02/18/16
Generator Inspection Logs and Corrective Action Documentation

02/11/16
PCB Containers and Multiple Removed From Service Dates

02/04/16
TSCA/PCB Determinations for Fluorescent Light Ballasts via the Manufacture Date

01/28/16
Used Oil and Weekly Inspections

01/21/16
Generator Weekly Inspection Log Documentation - Federal vs. WA State

01/14/16
The Date Removed From Service Marking on the PCB Mark

01/07/16
PCB Date Removed From Service Notations - On the Item or In a Log
 

2015

12/31/15
Satellite Accumulation and 85-Gallon Containers

12/24/15
'Twas the Night before Christmas - The Twenty-Third Annual Edition

12/17/15
Satellite Accumulation and Process Location Changes

12/10/15
Satellite Accumulation Requirements and Container Inspections

12/03/15
PCB Weight Determinations

11/25/15
Used Oil and Keeping Containers Closed - WAC 173-303-515 vs. 40 CFR 279

11/19/15
DOT and Terminal Protection of Alkaline Batteries

11/12/15
LDR Notification and F001-F005 Constituents of Concern - One Last Time!

11/05/15
LDR Notification and F001-F005 Constituents of Concern - Again

10/29/15
LDR Notification and F001-F005 Constituents of Concern

10/22/15
PCB Storage for Disposal and RCRA <90-day Accumulation Areas

10/15/15
Universal Waste One Year Accumulation and Multiple Handlers

10/08/15
CAS Numbers and Hazardous Waste "U" and "P" Listings

10/01/15
Unused Paraformaldehyde - U Listed Hazardous Waste or Not?

09/24/15
Hazardous Debris and Non-Radioactive Lead Acid Batteries

09/17/15
Mercury Wet Cell Batteries - Debris or Not Debris?

09/10/15
Hazardous Debris and Radioactively Contaminated Lead Acid Batteries

09/03/15
Hazardous Debris and Radioactively Contaminated Cadmium Batteries

08/27/15
PCB Manifest Relief a.k.a., When is a PCB Manifest Not Required? - The Sequel

08/19/15
PCB Manifest Exceptions a.k.a., When is a PCB Manifest Not Required?

08/13/15
PCB Decontamination Standard with No Decontamination Performed

08/06/15
RCRA Personnel Training and Classroom Training vs. Online Training

07/30/15
Conditioned Exclusion for Characteristic Debris Treated via Immobilization

07/23/15
Conditioned Exclusion for Listed Hazardous Waste Debris Treated via Extraction or Destruction

07/16/15
Used Oil Eligibility for Petroleum Oils Mixed with Animal or Vegetable Oils

07/09/15
Used Oil Eligibility for Animal and Vegetable Oils

07/01/15
DOT Shipping and Damaged, Defective and Recalled Lithium Batteries

06/25/15
Macroencapsulation of Hazardous Debris and Presence of Free Liquids

06/18/15
F001-F005 Listed Hazardous Waste and the 10% Rule

06/11/15
F003 Listed Hazardous Waste and the 10% Rule

06/04/15
Universal Waste Lamps and Prohibition on Crushing

05/28/15
Hazardous Debris Macroencapsulation and Size Reduction

05/21/15
Decharacterized Wastes and the LDR Dilution Prohibition

05/14/15
Decharacterized Wastes, <90-Day Accumulation Time Limits and LDR Storage Prohibition

05/07/15
Decharacterized Hazardous Waste Listed Solely For Non-Toxic Characteristics

04/30/15
Decharacterized RCRA Waste - Manifesting and LDR Reporting

04/23/15
Hazardous Waste Tanks and the Less Than 90-Day Accumulation Time Limit

04/16/15
ho Wants to be a Generator 2?!!

04/09/15
Who Wants to be a Generator?!!

04/01/15
When is When Defined for the RCRA Phrase "When Reclaimed"?

03/26/15
Available Regulatory Relief from Underlying Hazardous Constituent (UHC) Requirements

03/19/15
RCRA Permitted Storage and the Hazardous Waste Marking

03/12/15
The Mixtures Rule - Washington State vs. The Feds

03/05/15
Spent Lead-Acid Batteries and Secondary Containment

03/05/15
Spent Lead-Acid Batteries and Secondary Containment

02/26/15
Used Oil Filter Regulation - The Feds vs. Washington State

02/19/15
EPA Hazardous Waste Markings - Accumulation vs. Pre-Transport

02/12/15
The PCB Mark and PCB Storage for Disposal Areas

02/05/15
Universal Waste, Satellite Accumulation and Centralized Collection Areas

01/29/15
Hazardous Waste Generator Tanks and the Date of Accumulation Marking

01/22/15
Conservative Declaration that Material is a Hazardous Waste

01/15/15
Date of Accumulation for Hazardous Waste and Receipt of Analytical Information

01/08/15
Satellite Accumulation and Product Vessel Cleanouts

01/01/15
Printed Circuit Board Recycling - Shredded vs. Whole
 

2014

12/24/14
'Twas the Night Before Christmas - The Twenty-Second Edition

12/11/14
The Household Waste Exclusion and Renovation Debris - Part II

12/4/14
The Household Waste Exclusion and Renovation Debris

11/26/14
Defining Criteria for Household Waste Exclusion

11/20/14
Regulatory Status of Chromated, Copper, Arsenate, (CCA) Wood as Wood Mulch

11/13/14
Satellite Accumulation and "At or Near"

11/06/14
Satellite Accumulation Requirements in Washington State

10/31/14
Recyclable Chemicals and Destruction of Zombies

10/23/14
PCB Containers and Concentration of PCBs

10/16/14
Universal Waste Batteries and Closed Containers

10/09/14
Universal Waste Lithium Batteries and Self-Transportation

10/02/14
Universal Waste Alkaline Batteries and Self-Transportation

09/25/14
PCB Concentrations and 1,000 PPM

09/18/14
PCB Concentrations and 10,000 PPM

09/11/14
Product Spills and Waste Determinations

09/04/14
Universal Waste and Basis for the One Year Accumulation Time Limit

08/28/14
PCB Concentration Assumptions for Use vs. PCB Disposal 

08/21/14
CERCLA Hazardous Substances – The Petroleum Exclusion

08/14/14
CERCLA Hazardous Substances – A Brief Definition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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