10 CSR 25-16.273 - Standards for Universal Waste Management

PURPOSE: All of the rules in Title 10, Division 25 relating to hazardous waste generators, permitted hazardous waste facilities, and hazardous waste transporters were reviewed as part of the department's Red Tape Reduction initiative for the purpose of reducing regulations that unnecessarily burden individuals and businesses while doing little to protect or improve public health and safety and our natural resources. The purpose of this amendment is to make changes consistent with this initiative to this rule.

(1) The regulations set forth in 40 CFR part 273, July 1, 2013 as published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Superintendent of Documents, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954, are incorporated by reference. This rule does not incorporate any subsequent amendments or additions. Except as provided otherwise in this rule, the substitution of terms set forth in 10 CSR 25-3.260(1)(A) applies in this rule in addition to any other modifications set forth in section (2) of this rule. Where conflicting rules exist in 10 CSR 25, the more stringent rules control.
(2) Small and large quantity handlers of universal waste, universal waste transporters, universal waste collection programs, and owners/operators of a universal waste destination facility shall comply with the requirements noted in this section in addition to requirements set forth in 40 CFR part 273 incorporated in this rule. (Comment: This section has been organized such that Missouri additions or changes to a particular federal subpart are noted in the corresponding subsection of this section. For example, the requirements to be added to 40 CFR part 273 subpart A are found in subsection (2)(A) of this rule.)
(A) General. In addition to the requirements in 40 CFR part 273 subpart A, the following regulations also apply:
1. (Reserved)
2. Applicability-batteries.
A. The additional state specific requirements described in this rule do not apply to batteries as described in 40 CFR 273.2;
3. Applicability-pesticides.
A. 40 CFR 273.3(a)(2) is modified as follows: Stocks of other unused pesticide products that are collected and managed as part of a universal waste pesticide collection program, as defined in paragraph (2)(A)9. of this rule.
B. The words "or reclamation" in 40 CFR 273.3(d)(1)(ii) are not incorporated in this rule;
4. (Reserved)
5. (Reserved)
6. (Reserved)
7. (Reserved)
8. Applicability-household and conditionally exempt small quantity generator waste.
A. In addition to the requirements of 40 CFR 273.8(a)(1) incorporated in this rule, household hazardous wastes which are of the same type as universal wastes defined at 40 CFR 273.9 as amended by paragraph (2)(A)9. of this rule, and which are segregated from the solid waste stream must either be managed in compliance with this rule or 10 CSR 25-4.261(2)(A) 10.;
9. Definitions.
A. (Reserved)
B. Universal Waste Pesticide Collection Program-a Missouri universal waste pesticide collection program is any site where stocks of unused pesticide products are collected and managed. The collection program may accept unused pesticide products from both small and large quantity handlers of universal waste pesticides, universal waste transporters, and other universal waste pesticide collection programs. The collection program must operate in compliance with the Department of Natural Resources' Standard Procedures for Pesticide Collection Programs in Missouri and submit a Letter of Intent to the director of the Hazardous Waste Program at least fourteen (14) days prior to accepting unused pesticide products. The Letter of Intent shall contain all of the following:
(I) The name of the organization/agency sponsoring the collection program;
(II) Name, telephone number, and address of a contact person responsible for operating the collection program;
(III) Location of the collection program; and
(IV) Date and time of the collection.
(B) Standards for Small Quantity Handlers of Universal Wastes. In addition to the requirements in 40 CFR part 273 subpart B, the following regulations also apply except that additional state specific requirements do not apply to batteries as described in 40 CFR 273.2, as incorporated in this rule:
1. In addition to the requirements of 40 CFR 273.11, a small quantity handler of universal waste is prohibited from accepting universal waste pesticides from other universal waste pesticide handlers unless the receiving small quantity handler operates a universal waste pesticide collection program as defined in paragraph (2)(A)9. of this rule;
2. The phrase "or received from another handler" in 40 CFR 273.15(a) in regards to universal waste pesticides is not incorporated in this rule because in Missouri small quantity handlers of universal waste pesticides are prohibited from accepting universal waste pesticides from another handler without a universal waste pesticide collection program;
3. In 40 CFR 273.18(a), with respect to universal waste pesticides, remove the phrase "another universal waste handler" and replace it with " a universal waste pesticide collection program";
4. Subsections 40 CFR 273.18(d) through (g) are not incorporated in this rule in regards to universal waste pesticides. In lieu of these subsections, the following requirements apply to the originating handler if a shipment of universal waste pesticides is rejected by the destination facility: The originating handler must either-
A. Receive the waste back when notified that the shipment has been rejected; or
B. Send the pesticides to another Missouri-certified resource recovery facility or to a destination facility which agrees to take the waste;
5. (Reserved)
6. The substitution of terms in 10 CSR 25-3.260(1)(A) does not apply in 40 CFR 273.20, as incorporated in this rule. The state may not assume authority from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to receive notifications of intent to export or to transmit this information to other countries through the Department of State or to transmit Acknowledgments of Consent to the exporter. This modification does not relieve the regulated person of the responsibility to comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) or other pertinent export control laws and regulations issued by other agencies.
(C) Standards for Large Quantity Handlers of Universal Wastes. In addition to the requirements in 40 CFR part 273 subpart C, the following regulations also apply:
1. In addition to the requirements of 40 CFR 273.31, a large quantity handler of universal waste is prohibited from accepting universal waste pesticides from other universal waste pesticide handlers unless the receiving large quantity handler operates a universal waste pesticide collection program as defined in paragraph (2)(A)9. of this rule;
2. A large quantity handler of universal waste who manages recalled universal waste pesticides as described in 40 CFR 273.3(a)(1) as modified by 10 CSR 25-16.273(2)(A) 3. and who has sent notification to EPA as established by 40 CFR part 165 is not required to notify E PA for those recalled universal waste pesticides under this section;
3. In addition to the requirements in 40 CFR 273.33, a large quantity handler of universal waste must manage universal waste mercury-containing equipment in a way that prevents releases of any universal waste or components of universal waste to the environment, as follows:
A. Ensure that a mercury clean-up system is readily available to immediately transfer any mercury-contaminated residue resulting from breakage, spills, or leaks into a container that meets the requirements of 40 CFR 262.34; and
B. Ensure that the area in which containers are stored is ventilated;
4. In addition to the requirements in 40 CFR 273.33, a large quantity handler of universal waste must manage universal waste lamps in a way that prevents releases of any universal waste or components of universal waste to the environment, as follows:
A. Ensure that a mercury clean-up system is readily available to immediately transfer any mercury-contaminated residue resulting from breakage, spills, or leaks into a container that meets the requirements of 40 CFR 262.34;
B. Ensure that the area in which containers are stored is ventilated; and
C. Ensure that employees handling universal waste lamps are thoroughly familiar with proper waste mercury handling and emergency procedures, including transfer of spillage or released material into appropriate containers;
5. In 40 CFR 273.35(a) and (b), the phrase "or received from another handler" is not incorporated in this rule in regards to universal waste pesticides because in Missouri large quantity handlers of universal waste pesticides are prohibited from accepting universal waste pesticides from another handler without a universal waste pesticide collection program;
6. In 40 CFR 273.35(c)(1) through (c)(6), the phrases "or is received" and "or was received" are not incorporated in this rule in regards to universal waste pesticides because in Missouri large quantity handlers of universal waste pesticides are prohibited from accepting universal waste pesticides from another handler without a universal waste pesticide collection program;
7. In 40 CFR 273.38(a), with respect to pesticide, remove the phrase "another universal waste handler" and replace it with " a universal waste pesticide collection program";
8. 40 CFR 273.38(d) through (f) are not incorporated in this rule with regards to universal waste pesticides. In lieu of these subsections, the following requirements apply to the originating handler if a shipment of universal waste pesticides from a large quantity generator is rejected by the destination facility, the originating handler must either-
A. Receive waste back when notified that the shipment has been rejected; or
B. Send the waste to another destination facility which agrees to take the waste;
9. (Reserved);
10. 40 CFR 273.39(c)(1) is not incorporated in this rule in regards to universal waste pesticides because in Missouri large quantity handlers of universal waste pesticides are prohibited from receiving shipments of universal waste pesticides from another handler without a universal waste pesticide collection program;
11. The substitution of terms in 10 CSR 25-3.260(1)(A) does not apply in 40 CFR 273.40, as incorporated in this rule. The state may not assume authority from the E PA to receive notifications of intent to export or to transmit this information to other countries through the Department of State or to transmit Acknowledgments of Consent to the exporter. This modification does not relieve the regulated person of the responsibility to comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) or other pertinent export control laws and regulations issued by other agencies.
(D) Standards for Universal Waste Transporters.
1. In addition to the requirements set forth in 40 CFR part 273, subpart D, universal waste transporters shall-
A. Comply with all provisions of 10 CSR 25-6.263 if hazardous waste, as defined at 10 CSR 25-4.261 and not managed under the provisions of this rule, is transported in the state of Missouri;
B. Comply with the provisions of 10 CSR 25-6.263(2)(C) following a discharge of universal waste.
2. In addition to the prohibitions in 40 CFR 273.51(a) and (b), a transporter of universal waste pesticides is prohibited from delivering this waste to another universal waste handler except by delivery back to the original handler upon rejection of shipment by the destination facility.
3. In 40 CFR 273.51(a) add the phrase "into the environment" after the phrase "prohibited from disposing of universal waste."
(E) Standards for Destination Facilities. In addition to the requirements in 40 CFR part 273 subpart E, the following regulations also apply:
1. A universal waste destination facility that is also a permitted or interim status hazardous waste storage, treatment, or disposal facility must manage all universal wastes in an area which is separate from the permitted area or the waste loses its identity as universal waste and must be managed in compliance with the facility's permit or interim status.
2. A universal waste destination facility may be a Missouri-certified resource recovery facility if operating in compliance with the requirements for the universal waste in question and the standards of an R2 resource recovery facility as described in 10 CSR 25-9.020(3)(A) 3.
(F) (Reserved)
(G) In addition to the requirements in 40 CFR 273 subpart G, any person seeking to add a hazardous waste or a category of hazardous waste to this rule shall comply with those provisions of section 536.041, RSMo, that describe a petition process to adopt, amend, or repeal any rule.

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10 CSR 25-16.273
AUTHORITY: section 260.370, RSMo Supp. 2010.* Original rule filed June 1, 1998, effective Jan. 30, 1999. Amended: Filed Feb. 1, 2001, effective Oct. 30, 2001. Amended: Filed March 31, 2006, effective Dec. 30, 2006. Amended: Filed Oct. 15, 2008, effective June 30, 2009. Amended: Filed April 15, 2011 , effective Dec. 30, 2011 . Amended by Missouri Register November 2, 2015/Volume 40, Number 21, effective 12/31/2015 Amended by Missouri Register February 1, 2019/Volume 44, Number 3, effective 4/1/2019

*Original authority: 260,370, RSMo 1977, amended 1980, 1988, 1993, 1995, 2004, 2010.

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