Hazardous Waste

Spring Cleaning at Your Facility?

CONSIDER A PLANNED EPISODIC GENERATION EVENT FOR SMALL AND VERY SMALL QUANTITY GENERATORS Are you planning a spring cleaning at your facility that could involve disposing of hazardous materials? If so, you should consider taking advantage of a new provision in Nevada which allows an annual planned episodic hazardous waste generation event to clean up and dispose of old chemicals, tank residues, and outdated lab chemicals without changing your generator status.An important rule to follow for a planned episodic generation …

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BEP Offering Biennial Report Assistance – Virtual Workshop and Help Desk

If you are a Large Quantity Hazardous Waste Generator (LQG) and you missed our in-person workshops last month, you can now attend virtually! The Nevada Business Environmental Program is taking the workshop online on February 10th from 1pm to 2:30 pm. You can register here.   This free online workshop will walk you through the steps of the RCRAInfo software. We will fill out an example of the Generation and Management Form and the Site ID form live. A representative from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection will also …

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Biennial Reporting Workshops -January 2022

Biennial Reports for Large Quantity Generators of Hazardous Waste are due March 1, 2022!   If you are a Large Quantity Hazardous Waste Generator (LQG), get started on your biennial report with the help of the Nevada Business Environmental Program by attending one of our upcoming biennial reporting workshops.   The free workshops will walk you through the steps of the RCRAInfo software and allow users to begin the reporting process with our expert team in the room to answer your questions as they come up. The workshops will be conducted in …

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EPA Announces New TSCA Fees

In accordance with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to adjust the TSCA fee requirements every three years. The new fees will go info effect on January 1, 2022.TSCA addresses the production, importation, use, and disposal of specific chemicals including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos, radon and lead-based paint.To learn more about how the new fees were determined and to review the new TSCA fee schedule, click here.

BEP Offers Annual Hazardous Waste Refresher Course

Virtual Training to be held December 16th and 21st, 2021 The Nevada Business Environmental Program is offering its free annual refresher course on hazardous waste management in Nevada on December 16th and December 21st. The annual training will again be held virtually this year. The training will cover these topics and more: Proper management of hazardous waste RCRA manifest requirements Waste identification and labeling requirements Record keeping and reporting requirements Training requirements Nevada changes to the hazardous waste management program Tips on minimizing …

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Attention Large Quantity Generators: Biennial Reports Due March 1, 2022

Is your facility a Large Quantity Generator (LQG)? A LQG facility generates at least 2,200 lbs of non-acute hazardous waste, or more than 2.2 lbs of acute hazardous waste in a month. If this status applies to your facility, then a Biennial Hazardous Waste Report must be filed with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection by March 1, 2022. Who must file a Biennial Hazardous Waste Report? Any facility that generated at the LQG levels for at least one month in 2021 or is permitted …

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Episodic Events in Nevada

Information Now Available on BEP’s Website What happens when a very small quantity generator (VSQG) or small quantity generator (SQG) goes over the limit for their generator status and generates more hazardous waste for just a month due to something like a planned annual clean-out or cleaning up an accidental spill? Does the business move up in generator status and need to follow all the rules that apply to the higher generator category? Not necessarily! The State of Nevada adopted the Subpart L – …

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Trend Analysis of Hazardous Waste Generation in Nevada

Large quantity generators (LQGs) of hazardous waste are required every other year to report to the State of Nevada and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on their generation activities. US EPA aggregates this information and allows website users to view trends of the data in several different ways. By looking at all Nevada LQGs included in the National Biennial Report (see above chart), we can see that hazardous waste generation by LQGs has fluctuated quite a bit between reporting periods but the overall trend …

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Small Quantity Generator Re-Notification Due September 1, 2021

Is your facility a Small Quantity Generator (SQG) of hazardous waste? If so, you must re-notify the state of your status as a SQG by September 1st of this year. To re-notify, businesses must submit the EPA Site Identification form known as Form 8700-12. This form can be submitted online into EPA’s information system at the RCRA Info website. If you do not have an account in the system, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has step by step instructions to help you set it up. …

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