October 29, 2019

Updated RCRA Guide for Small Businesses

EPA has updated Managing Your Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Small Businesses to reflect its 2016 generator improvements rule, 2018 e-manifest rule, and 2019 pharmaceuticals rule. The document provides a summary of key RCRA requirements for small businesses: making hazardous waste determinations, counting hazardous waste, preparing a waste shipment, completing a site identification form, and much more. Contained within the document are links to other useful EPA websites on:

EPA’s RCRA guide for small businesses is a good starting point for those who are new to RCRA and provides a valuable summary of hazardous waste issues. Check it out.


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