A new waste stream may be generated in three ways:
The generator, with the assistance of the Hazardous Materials Manager, is responsible for reviewing any new waste streams to determine if they will be subject to the hazardous waste management regulations. If the new waste stream is not excluded from regulation, analysis of a waste stream sample may be required. Laboratory work may include analysis for the hazardous waste characteristics outlines in Section II.
Knowledge of the process shall be applied to determine analytical needs. Analytical data will be reviewed to determine potential concerns of ignitability or reactivity during storage. The generator is responsible for appropriately characterizing all new waste streams generated in his area.
Professors, students and employees shall notify the Hazardous Materials Manager if new waste streams are to be generated.
The potential exists for containers of unknown material to be discovered. Without knowledge of the container contents, appropriate disposal options cannot be determined.
If an unidentified container is discovered, the following steps shall be taken:
Figure VI-1 Sample Out-for-Analysis Label