Hazardous Waste Transporters
Hazardous waste transporters are individuals or entities that move hazardous waste from one site to another by highway, rail, water, or air (see 40 CFR 260.10). This includes transporting hazardous waste from a generator's site to a facility that can recycle, treat, store, or dispose of the waste. It can also include transporting treated hazardous waste to a site for further treatment or disposal.
Requirements for transporters include (see also 40 CFR 263):
- Obtaining an EPA Identification number (available from your state environmental office).
- Complying with the manifest system.
- Responding appropriately to hazardous waste discharges.
- Complying with all applicable DOT regulations (see 49 CFR Part 171-179 and DOT's hazardous materials safety Web site).
Note that some states may have additional requirements for transporters. You should contact your state environmental office if you are not familiar with the requirements that may apply to you.