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WAC 173-303-300

General waste analysis.

(1) Purpose. This section requires the facility owner or operator to confirm his knowledge about a dangerous waste before he stores, treats, or disposes of it. The purpose for the analysis is to insure that a dangerous waste is managed properly.
(2) The owner or operator must obtain a detailed chemical, physical, and/or biological analysis of a dangerous waste, or nondangerous wastes if applicable under WAC 173-303-610 (4)(d), before they store, treat, or dispose of it. This analysis must contain the information necessary to manage the waste in accordance with the requirements of this chapter. The analysis must include or consist of existing published or documented data on the dangerous waste, or on waste generated from similar processes, or data obtained by testing, or a combination of these.
(a) When an owner or operator relies on knowledge from the generator for waste designation or for this detailed analysis (commonly known as a waste profile) instead of analytical testing of a sample, that information must be documented and must meet the definition of "knowledge" as defined in WAC 173-303-040. To confirm the sufficiency and reliability of the "knowledge" used for the waste profile, the facility must do one or more of the following:
(i) Be familiar with the generator's processes by conducting site visits, and reviewing sampling data and other information provided by the generator to ensure they are adequate for safe management of the waste;
(ii) Ensure waste analysis contained in documented studies on the generator's waste is based on representative and appropriate sampling and test methods;
(iii) Compare the generator's waste generating process to documented studies of similar waste generating processes to ensure the waste profile is accurate and current;
(iv) Obtain other information as predetermined by the department on a case-by-case basis to be equivalent.
(b) As required in WAC 173-303-380 (1)(c), records must be retained containing specific information that show compliance with this subsection for sufficient and reliable information on the waste whether the owner or operator relies on analytical testing of the waste or knowledge from the generator, or a combination of these.
(3) The owner or operator of an off-site facility must confirm, by analysis if necessary, that each dangerous waste received at the facility matches the identity of the waste specified on the accompanying manifest or shipping paper.
(4) Analysis must be repeated as necessary to ensure that it is accurate and current. At a minimum, analysis must be repeated:
(a) When the owner or operator has been notified, or has reason to believe, that the process or operation generating the dangerous waste, or nondangerous wastes if applicable under WAC 173-303-610 (4)(d), has significantly changed; and
(b) When a dangerous waste received at an off-site facility does not match the identity of the waste specified on the manifest or the shipping paper.
(5) Waste analysis plan. The owner or operator must develop and follow a written waste analysis plan which describes the procedures he will use to comply with the waste analysis requirements of subsections (1), (2), (3), and (4) of this section. He must keep this plan at the facility, and the plan must contain at least:
(a) The parameters for which each dangerous waste, or nondangerous waste if applicable under WAC 173-303-610 (4)(d), will be analyzed, and the rationale for selecting these parameters (i.e., how analysis for these parameters will provide sufficient information on the waste's properties to comply with subsections (1) through (4) of this section);
(b) The methods of obtaining or testing for these parameters;
(c) The methods for obtaining representative samples of wastes for analysis (representative sampling methods are discussed in WAC 173-303-110(2));
(d) The frequency with which analysis of a waste will be reviewed or repeated to ensure that the analysis is accurate and current;
(e) The waste analyses which generators have agreed to supply;
(f) Where applicable, the methods for meeting the additional waste analysis requirements for specific waste management methods as specified in WAC 173-303-400(3) which incorporates by reference the regulations in 40 C.F.R. Part 265 Subparts F through R, 265.1034, 265.1063(d), 265.1084, 268.4(a) and 268.7 for interim status facilities and in WAC 173-303-140 (4)(b), 173-303-395(1), 173-303-630 through 173-303-670, and 40 C.F.R. 264.1034, 264.1063(d), 264.1083, 268.4(a) and 268.7 for final status facilities. Note that data provided from laboratory analyses for WAC 173-303-400(3) which incorporates by reference 40 C.F.R. Part 265 Subparts F through R, WAC 173-303-140 (4)(b), 173-303-395(1), 173-303-630 through 173-303-670, 40 C.F.R. 268.4(a) and 268.7 must meet the requirements of WAC 173-303-110;
(g) For off-site facilities, the waste analysis that dangerous waste generators have agreed to supply;
(h) For surface impoundments exempted from land disposal restrictions under 40 C.F.R. 268.4(a), incorporated by reference in WAC 173-303-140(2), the procedures and schedules for:
(i) The sampling of impoundment contents;
(ii) The analysis of test data; and
(iii) The annual removal of residues that are not delisted under 40 C.F.R. 260.22 and WAC 173-303-910(3) or which exhibit a characteristic of hazardous waste and either:
(A) Do not meet applicable treatment standards of 40 C.F.R. Part 268, Subpart D; or
(B) Where no treatment standards have been established:
(I) Such residues are prohibited from land disposal under 40 C.F.R. 268.32 or RCRA section 3004(d); or
(II) Such residues are prohibited from land disposal under 40 C.F.R. 268.33(f).
(i) For owners and operators seeking an exemption to the air emission standards of subpart CC in accordance with Sec. 264.1082, incorporated by reference at WAC 173-303-692, or with 265.1083, incorporated by reference at WAC 173-303-400 (3)(a):
(i) If direct measurement is used for the waste determination, the procedures and schedules for waste sampling and analysis, and the results of the analysis of test data to verify the exemption.
(ii) If knowledge of the waste is used for the waste determination, any information prepared by the facility owner or operator or by the generator of the hazardous waste, if the waste is received from off-site, that is used as the basis for knowledge of the waste.
(6) For off-site facilities, the waste analysis plan required in subsection (5) of this section must also specify the procedures which will be used to inspect and, if necessary, analyze each movement of hazardous waste received at the facility to ensure that it matches the identity of the waste designated on the accompanying manifest or shipping paper. At a minimum, the plan must describe:
(a) The procedures which will be used to determine the identity of each movement of waste managed at the facility;
(b) The sampling method which will be used to obtain a representative sample of the waste to be identified, if the identification method includes sampling; and
(c) The procedures that the owner or operator of an off-site landfill receiving containerized hazardous waste will use to determine whether a hazardous waste generator or treater has added a biodegradable sorbent to the waste in the container.
Comment:
WAC 173-303-806 requires that the waste analysis plan be submitted with Part B of the permit application.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.105 and 70.105D RCW. WSR 09-14-105 (Order 07-12), § 173-303-300, filed 6/30/09, effective 7/31/09. Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.105, 70.105D, and 15.54 RCW and RCW 70.105.007. WSR 04-24-065 (Order 03-10), § 173-303-300, filed 11/30/04, effective 1/1/05; WSR 00-11-040 (Order 99-01), § 173-303-300, filed 5/10/00, effective 6/10/00. Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.105 and 70.105D RCW. WSR 98-03-018 (Order 97-03), § 173-303-300, filed 1/12/98, effective 2/12/98; WSR 95-22-008 (Order 94-30), § 173-303-300, filed 10/19/95, effective 11/19/95; WSR 94-01-060 (Order 92-33), § 173-303-300, filed 12/8/93, effective 1/8/94. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.105 RCW. WSR 84-09-088 (Order DE 83-36), § 173-303-300, filed 4/18/84. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.105 RCW and RCW 70.95.260. WSR 82-05-023 (Order DE 81-33), § 173-303-300, filed 2/10/82.]
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