Managing Your Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Small Businesses

This handbook provides an overview of the federal hazardous waste regulations and helps small-business owners and operators understand how best to comply with federal hazardous waste management regulations. It was updated in October 2019 to incorporate new requirements from the 2016 Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, the 2018 e-Manifest Rule, the 2019 Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule, and other recent rulemakings.

Published by US EPA:  Managing Your Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Small Businesses 

Important notes:

  • Because the state of Nevada is in the process of adopting the 2016 Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, the flexible standards for episodic generation and consolidation of waste from VSQGs at LQGs (discussed on page 3 and 9 of this handbook) are not effective in Nevada yet.

  • The state of Nevada has not adopted the 2019 Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule, therefore pharmaceuticals handled by healthcare facilities and reverse distributors should not be managed under the alternative requirements of 40 CFR Part 266 Subpart P as explained in this document.

  • As explained in this document, starting in 2021, there will be a federal requirement for all SQGs to re-notify every four years. This is a new requirement under the 2016 Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule that facilities should begin preparing for by creating an account in the electronic MyRCRAID system. Find out more information on how to do that here: https://ndep.nv.gov/land/waste/hazardous-waste-management/rcrainfo-industry-application.

Newsletter Signup: Water Pollution

Success! Thank you for signing up.