Small Quantity Generators (SQG’s)
Hazardous waste determination and recordkeeping; and Generator category determination.
- Small Quantity Generators (SQGs) generate more than 100 kilograms (220 lbs.), but less than 1,000 kilograms (2200 lbs.) of hazardous waste per month.
- Generator category determination
- EPA identification numbers and re-notification for small quantity generators.
- Manifest requirements applicable to small quantity generators.
- Pre-transport requirements applicable to small quantity generators.
- Recordkeeping for small quantity generators.
- Transboundary movements of hazardous waste for recovery or disposal.
Major requirements for SQGs include:
- SQGs may accumulate hazardous waste on-site for 180 days without a permit (or 270 days if shipping a distance greater than 200 miles).
- The quantity of hazardous on-site waste must never exceed 6,000 kilograms.
- SQGs must comply with the hazardous waste manifest requirements at 40 CFR part 262, subpart B and the pre-transport requirements at 40 CFR sections 262.30 through 262.33.
- SQGs must comply with the preparedness and prevention requirements at 40 CFR sections 262.16(b)(8) and (9), and the land disposal restriction requirements at 40 CFR part 268.
- There must always be at least one employee available to respond to an emergency. This employee is the emergency coordinator responsible for coordinating all emergency response measures. SQGs are not required to have detailed, written contingency plans.