July 15, 2016

RCRA Violations on Top Ten Lists

As far as we know, EPA does not keep a national list of the most common RCRA violations. However, several states keep track of the top ten areas of noncompliance with the RCRA hazardous waste program, as summarized in the table below.

Violation

Arkansas

Colorado1

Connecticut

Indiana

Tennessee

Texas

Failure to make hazardous waste determinations

1

5

1

1

10

1

Open containers

4

4

7

10

2

3

Container labeling violations

5

3

10

4,6

1,5

5

Training violations

7

1

6

5

 

7

Used oil violations

 

10

4

3,9

4

9

Failure to perform weekly container inspections

2

 

3

 

8

4

Preparedness and prevention violations

6

9

2

 

 

6

Universal waste violations

9

 

5

 

3

8

Satellite accumulation violations

 

6

 

2,8

6

 

Contingency plan violations

 

2

 

7

7

 

Improper tank management

8

7

8

 

 

 

LDR violations

 

8

9

 

 

 

Failure to obtain permit2

3

 

 

 

 

 

Waste minimization plan violations

 

 

 

 

9

 

Transporter requirements

10

 

 

 

 

 

Failure to update notice of registration (TX)

 

 

 

 

 

2

Annual waste summary violations (TX)

 

 

 

 

 

10

1 Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (2005–2014).

2 Permit requirement generally triggered by another violation like accumulating wastes for longer than 90/180 days, treating wastes without a permit, etc.

Source: Adapted by McCoy and Associates, Inc.

 


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