FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 


Who needs to perform hazardous waste determinations?

Our United States Code of Federal Regulations states (40 CFR § 262.11), "A person who generates a solid waste, as defined in 40 CFR § 261.2 must determine if that waste is a hazardous waste." So basically anyone that generates a solid waste must determine whether or not it is hazardous.


What is a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator?

May not generate more than 220 pounts in any one month period, and may not store more than
     100 kg/2200 lbs at any one time

Can only generate 1 kg for acute hazardous (P-listed waste)
No hazardous waste manifest is required, but needed
Can dispose on-site
No Reporting Requirements
No Requirement for Emergency Coordinator


What is a Small Quantity Generator?

May generate between 220 – 2200 pounds in any one month period.
May accumulate up to 6000 kg of waste onsite, and/or 1 kg of acute hazardous waste.
May accumulate waste onsite for 180 days, or 270 days if the disposal facility is > 200 miles away.
EPA ID number is required.
Emergency coordinator required.
These generators are subject to some reporting requirements.


What is a Large Quantity Generator?

Generate over 2200 pounds per month (non-acute).
No onsite accumulation limits.
May accumulate waste onsite for 90 days.
EPA ID number is required.
EPA ID number is required.
These generators are subject to full reporting requirements.


What Exactly is Mold?

The mushrooms in your local grocery store have much in common with the molds that form on stale bread and collect on damp shower curtains. That life form belongs to the Kingdom Fungi, a group that has many species that are neither plants nor animals. In nature, molds use enzymes to eat dead plants and animals. Molds are the “BIO” in biodegradable. Molds grow best in dark, moist environment and wherever organic material is available. Molds can attack organic materials in a house or building such as fiberboard, drywall, carpet backing, paper, dust, wood, or exposed soils in crawlspaces. Once established in a building, molds/fungi can spread, destroying structural wood components, and can be hard to get rid of.


The following is a list of links to regulatory agencies and other useful resources.

Mississippi – www.deq.state.ms.us
Georgia – www.gaepd.org
United States Environmental Protection Agency – www.epa.gov
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) – www.adem.state.al.us
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) – www.deq.state.ms.us
Florida Department of Environmental Quality (FDEP) – www.dep.state.fl.us
Louisiana Department of Environmnetal Quality (LADEQ) – www.deq.louisiana.gov
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – www.osha.gov
 

CONTACT INFO

 

Email:
Phone:
Fax:
850-588-2922

 

 

 

 

AREAS SERVED: Chipley, Panama City, Tallahassee, Pensacola, Marianna, Niceville, Destin, Navarre, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, Lake City, Dothan AL, Eufaula AL, Mobile AL, Columbus GA, Moultrie GA, Thomasville GA, Macon GA, Warner Robins GA, Atlanta GA

 

 
P: (850) 250-0833
F: (850) 588-2922

© 2014

 

AREAS SERVED: Chipley, Panama City, Tallahassee, Pensacola, Marianna, Niceville, Destin, Navarre, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, Lake City, Dothan AL, Eufaula AL, Mobile AL, Columbus GA, Moultrie GA, Thomasville GA, Macon GA, Warner Robins GA, Atlanta GA