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Generator Summary Chart

This table—from "RCRA, Superfund and EPCRA Call Center Training Module: Introduction to Generators (PDF) (23 pp, 362 K, About PDF)—provides a summary of requirements for each class of hazardous waste generator: Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQGs), Small Quantity Generators (SQGs), and Large Quantity Generators (LQGs).

For a more detailed analysis, see Hazardous Waste Generator Regulations: A User-Friendly Reference Document, May 2007 (PDF) (456 ppp, 1.5MB, About PDF).

  CESQGs SQGs LQGs
Quantity Limits ≤100 kg/month
≤1 kg/month of acute hazardous waste
≤100 kg/month of acute spill residue or soil
§§261.5(a) and (e)
>100 <1,000 kg/month
§262.34(d)
≥1,000 kg/month
>1 kg/month of acute hazardous waste
>100 kg/month of acute spill residue or soil
Part 262 and §261.5(e)
EPA ID Number Not required
Required
§262.12
Required
§262.12
On-Site Accumulation Quantity ≤1,000 kg
≤1 kg acute
≤100 kg of acute spill residue or soil
§§261.5(f)(2) and (g)(2)
≤6,000 kg
§262.34(d)(1)
No limit
Accumulation Time Limits None

≤180 days or
≤270 days (if greater than 200 miles)
§§262.34(d)(2) and (3)

≤90 days
§262.34(a)
Storage Requirements None
Basic requirements with technical standards for tanks or containers
§§262.34(d)(2) and (3)
Full compliance for management of tanks, containers, drip pads, or containment buildings
§262.34(a)
Sent To: State approved or RCRA permitted/interim status facility
§§261.5(f)(3) and (g)(3)
RCRA permitted/interim status facility
§262.20(b)
RCRA permitted/interim status facility
§262.20(b)
Manifest Not required

Required
§262.20
Required
§262.20
Biennial Report Not required
Not required
Required
§262.41
Personnel Training Not required
Basic training required
§262.34(d)(5)(iii)
Required
§262.34(a)(4)
Contingency Plan Not required
Basic plan
§262.34(d)(5)(i)
Full plan required
§262.34(a)(4)
Emergency Procedures Not required
Required
§262.34(d)(5)(iv)
Full plan required
§262.34(a)(4)
DOT Transport Requirements Yes
(if required by DOT)
Yes
§§262.30-262.33
Yes
§§262.30-262.33


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