Sec. 722.114 - Conditions for Exemption for a Very Small Quantity Generator

ยง 722.114. Conditions for Exemption for a Very Small Quantity Generator

a) Provided that a VSQG meets all the conditions for exemption listed in this Section, hazardous waste generated by the VSQG is not subject to the requirements of 35 Ill. Adm. Code 702, 703, 705, and 722 through 728 and the notification requirements of section 3010 of RCRA (42 USC 6930), and the VSQG may accumulate hazardous waste on site without complying with these requirements, except that the VSQG must comply with this Section and Sections 722.110 through 722.113. The conditions for exemption are as follows:

1) In a calendar month, the VSQG generates less than or equal to the amounts specified in the definition of "VSQG" in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 720.110;

2) The VSQG complies with Section 722.111(a) through (d);

3) If the VSQG accumulates at any time greater than one kg (2.2 lbs) of acute hazardous waste or 100 kg (220 lbs) of any residue or contaminated soil, water, or other debris resulting from the cleanup of a spill, into or on any land or water, of any acute hazardous waste listed in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 721.131 or 721.133(e), all quantities of that acute hazardous waste are subject to the following additional conditions for exemption:

A) The waste is held on site for no more than 90 days beginning on the date when the accumulated wastes exceed the amounts provided in subsection (a)(1); and

B) The conditions for exemption in Section 722.117(a) through (g).

4) If the VSQG accumulates at any time 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs) or greater of non-acute hazardous waste, all quantities of that hazardous waste are subject to the following additional conditions for exemption:

A) The waste is held on site for no more than 180 days, or 270 days, if applicable, beginning on the date when the accumulated waste exceed the amounts provided in subsection (a)(1);

BOARD NOTE: Section 722.116(c) allows an SQG that must transport its waste or offer its waste for transportation over a distance of 200 miles for off-site treatment, storage, or disposal to accumulate the waste for up to 270 days.

B) The quantity of waste accumulated on site never exceeds 6,000 kg (13,200 lbs); and

C) The VSQG fulfills the conditions for exemption in Section 722.116(b)(2) through (f).

5) A VSQG that accumulates hazardous waste in amounts less than or equal to the limits in subsections (a)(3) and (a)(4) must either treat or dispose of its hazardous waste in an on-site facility or ensure delivery to an off-site treatment, storage, or disposal facility. The facility, if located in the U.S., must be one of the following:

A) A permitted facility under 35 Ill. Adm. Code 702 and 703;

B) An interim status facility under Subpart C of 35 Ill. Adm. Code 703 and 35 Ill. Adm. Code 725;

C) A facility authorized to manage hazardous waste by a state whose hazardous waste management program is approved by USEPA under 40 CFR 271;

D) A municipal solid waste landfill that is subject to the standards of 40 CFR 258 and that is permitted, licensed, or registered by a USEPA-authorized state to manage municipal solid waste;

E) A solid waste management facility that is permitted, licensed, or registered by a state to manage non-municipal non-hazardous waste and, if the facility is a non-municipal non-hazardous waste disposal unit, the facility must comply with the requirements in subpart B of 40 CFR 257, incorporated by reference in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 720.111;

F) A facility engaging in either of the following activities:

i) Beneficial use or reuse, or legitimate recycling or reclamation of its waste; or

ii) Treating its waste prior to beneficial use or reuse, or legitimate recycling or reclamation;

G) For universal waste managed under 35 Ill. Adm. Code 733, a universal waste handler or destination facility subject to the requirements of 35 Ill. Adm. Code 733;

H) An LQG under the control of the same person as the VSQG, provided the following conditions are met:

i) The VSQG and the LQG are under the control of the same person, as defined in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 720.110. "Control", for the purposes of this Section, means the power to direct the policies of the generator, whether by the ownership of stock, voting rights, or otherwise, except that a contractor that operates a generator facility on behalf of a different person, as defined in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 720.110, cannot be deemed to "control" the VSQG and LQG.

ii) The VSQG marks its containers of hazardous waste with the words "Hazardous Waste" and an indication of the hazards of the contents. Examples of indication of the hazards include, but are not limited to, the applicable hazardous waste characteristics (i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic); hazard communication consistent with subpart E (Labelling) and subpart F (Placarding) of 49 CFR 172, incorporated by reference in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 720.111; a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with 29 CFR 1910.1200, incorporated by reference in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 720.111; or a chemical hazard label consistent with NFPA 704, incorporated by reference in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 720.111;

I) A reverse distributor (as defined in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 726.600), if the hazardous waste pharmaceutical is a potentially creditable hazardous waste pharmaceutical generated by a healthcare facility (as defined in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 726.600);

J) A healthcare facility (as defined in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 726.600) that meets the conditions in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 726.602(l) and 726.603(b), as applicable, to accept non-creditable hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and potentially creditable hazardous waste pharmaceuticals from an off-site healthcare facility that is a VSQG; or

K) For airbag waste, an airbag waste collection facility or a designated facility subject to the requirements of 35 Ill. Adm. Code 721.104(j).

b) The placement of bulk or noncontainerized liquid hazardous waste or hazardous waste containing free liquids (whether or not sorbents have been added) in any landfill is prohibited.

c) A VSQG experiencing an episodic event may generate and accumulate hazardous waste in accordance with Subpart L in lieu of Sections 722.115, 722.116, and 722.117.

(Added at 42 Ill. Reg. 22047, effective November 19, 2018 Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 5955, effective May 2, 2019 Amended at 44 Ill. Reg. 15263, effective September 3, 2020)

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