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1 Designation “What shouldn’t go in the dumpster”

2 What is designation? Why do I care?  Waste codes drive counting  Counting determines generator status→rules  Rules determine →disposal options, waste management costs D001? F003?

3 What makes a waste dangerous? (aka CRIPTT)  Corrosive  Reactive  Ignitable  Persistent  Toxic (Federal)  Toxic (WA State)

4 Two ways to designate waste Generator knowledge Testing

5 Generator knowledge  What processes/steps created the waste?  What raw materials went into those processes?  What does the MSDS reveal?  What percentage of each material could be in the waste?  MSDSs have limitations

6 Limitations of MSDSs  Made for safety reasons, not waste disposal  Describe the product, not the waste  Processing may cause chemical changes  Volatile chemicals may be gone (check flash point)  Chemicals may not be listed (proprietary knowledge)  May not be made from test results

7 Waste testing  Determine tests needed (WAC )WAC  Talk to lab about procedures  Use/document representative sampling methods  Test it yourself or know what tests need to be run

8 Online Designation Tool  You can use the new online designation tool  Works through chemicals in waste one-by- one  Help available from regional contacts  Not for usable products

9 Online Designation Tool cont.  You will need: Excel 2007, 1997, 2000, 2002 (XP), or 2003 Names or Chemical Abstract Numbers (CAS) for each chemical in the waste Tool includes lists of toxicity data and characteristics, sortable by name and CAS Separate Excel worksheets for each chemical in the waste

10 Designation checklist 1. Is it a solid waste? 2. Is it an excluded waste? 3. Is it a discarded, unused chemical product? 4. Is it a process waste? (from a particular source) 5. Is it an ignitable waste? 6. Is it a corrosive waste? 7. Is it a reactive waste? 8. Is it a federally toxic waste? 9. Is it a state-only toxic waste? 10. Is it a state-only persistent waste? 11. Is it exempt for recycling?

11 Practice #1 Designate barrier coat red primer  8 cans of unused red primer Primer is not useable or returnable Has been through several freeze/thaw cycles  Print from the Appendix folder: Designation Checklist Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for red primer  Have copy of WAC to refer to

12 Solid waste WAC WAC  If you are throwing it away, planning to throw it away, or abandoning it in the “bone yard,” it’s probably solid waste.  Don’t let the word “solid” fool you – do the dumpster test. Discarded materials Solid wastes Dangerous wastes

13 Excluded waste WAC WAC  Wastes excluded because: generally are not dangerous waste, are regulated under other state and federal programs, or are recycled in ways which do not threaten public health or the environment  Such as: Domestic sewage, permitted industrial wastewater, household wastes, agricultural crops, irrigation return flows, roofing tar, shingles, samples, etc.  Seven pages of exclusions

14 Discarded chemical products WAC , WAC WAC WAC  Must be “Product,” therefore unused  Must have single active ingredient (per definition in -040) -040  P codes more toxic  U codes less toxic  See lists at end of rule  Use CAS number Chemical Abstracts Service

15 Discarded chemical products (cont.) WAC , WAC WAC WAC  Does the MSDS show a match to P or U codes?  If there is a match, does that mean you have found the proper code?  Remember – must be unused and single active ingredient

16 Source wastes WAC , WAC WAC WAC  Non-specific sources: F codes 28 different codes Read carefully  Specific sources: K codes Particular industrial source

17 Source wastes cont. WAC , WAC WAC WAC  Is there an F code or a K code that would describe the red primer?  Read the code descriptions carefully. Some have several qualifications that the material must meet before you can assign that code.  Refer to definitions in -040 (For example, “spent”)

18 Source wastes (cont.) WAC , WAC WAC WAC  PCBs  Found in older electrical equipment  May have decal with ppm  State source code: WPCB  Find after list of K codes  Washington limit – 2 ppm  More stringent than federal

19 Ignitable (D001) WAC (5) WAC (5)  Liquid, flash point less than 60° C (140° F)  Ignitable solid  Ignitable compressed gas  Oxidizer

20 Corrosive (D002, WSC2) WAC (6) WAC (6)  Water-based with pH ≤ 2 or ≥ 12.5 (aqueous)  Liquid that corrodes steel > 0.25 inch per year  Solid, mixed with water, has pH ≤ 2 or ≥ 12.5 (WA only)

21 Reactive (D003) WAC (7) WAC (7)  Prone to violent, spontaneous change  Reacts violently with water  Forms potentially explosive mixtures with water  Gives off toxic gases when mixed with water  Cyanide or sulfide bearing waste that gives off toxic gases  Explodes  DOT-defined explosive

22 Federal Toxic (D004-D043) WAC (8) WAC (8)  Toxicity Characteristic List  Mostly metals, solvents, pesticides  Extract using Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP)  Amount by weight – mg/L  1% ≈10,000 PPM ≈10,000 mg/L Specific gravity = 1.0

23 Toxicity - Beyond Question #8  Can I stop at question #8?  MQGs and LQGs can stop Stringent disposal rules Encouraged to continue – for full knowledge  SQGs must designate for State Toxicity Less stringent disposal rules Questions 9 and 10

24 Washington state-only toxic (WT01, 02) WAC (5) WAC (5)  Poisonous Kills fish, rats or rabbits  Two ways to determine Bioassay - Expensive Book designation Use weight percentages Determine equivalent concentration

25 Book Designation WAC (5) (b) WAC (5) (b) If EC > 1.0% = waste is WT01 If 0.001% ≤ EC < 1.0% = waste is WT02 If EC < waste is not dangerous waste  This is the formula to book designate waste. Must know chemicals and weight % EC = equivalent concentration

26 Toxic Category Table WAC (5) (b) WAC (5) (b) InhalationDermal ToxicFishOral RatRatRabbit CategoryLC 50 (mg/L)LD 50 (mg/kg)LC 50 (mg/L)LD 50 (mg/kg) X<0.01<.5<.02< 2 A < < <.22 - <20 B0.1 - <15 - < <220 - <200 C1 - < < < <2000 D ,000  See Section XI (11) of the MSDS for toxicity data on a chemical  But MSDS for red primer paint does not have a Section XI !

27 What to do when no toxicity data? Is red primer WT01 or WT02? MaterialToxicityToxic Category aliphatic petroleum distillates Oral rat LD 50 9,000 mg/kgNone aliphatic petroleum hydrocarbons Oral rat LD 50 12,000 mg/KgNone mixed xyleneOral rat LD 50 3,500 mg/KgD Ethyl benzeneFish LC mg/lD Ethyl benzeneOral rat LD 50 3,400 mg/kg D

28 Is Red Primer WT01 or WT02? Weight % mixed xylenes13D ethyl benzene 4D Toxic category = Compound  EC =  0.001% < EC < 1.0% = WT02  The red primer designates as WT02, as well as D001

29 Persistent wastes (WP01, WP02, WP03) WAC (6) WAC (6)  Halogenated Organic Compounds (HOCs >1.0% WP01; 0.01% to 1.0% WP02) Hint: Look for chlor, fluor, bromo  Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs >1.0%, WP03) See Section -040 –Definitions for definition of PAHSection -040

30 Exempt for Recycling? WAC WAC  Used or reused as ingredients in industrial process to make a product without being reclaimed  Used or reused as effective substitutes for commercial products  Returned to the original process without being reclaimed  Specific examples: pulping liquors, etc.

31 Practice #1 - answers 1Is it a solid wasteYes 2Is it an excluded wasteNo 3Is it a discarded, unused chemical productNo 4Is it a process wasteNo (not enough info) 5Is it an ignitable wasteYes – D001 6Is it a corrosive wasteNo 7Is it a reactive wasteNo 8Is it a federally toxic waste (TCLP)No 9Is it a state-only toxic wasteYes – WT02 10Is it a state-only persistent wasteNo 11Is it exempt for recyclingNo

32 Practice #2  A fork lift runs over the 8 cans of red primer, spilling paint everywhere. After it dries, the janitor cleans it up using ZIP STRIP TM  Does the resulting sludge designate as dangerous waste?  Assume all red primer constituents except red paint pigment has evaporated. Residual pigment is not dangerous waste.  Determine federal and state waste codes.

33 Practice #2 - Answers 1Is it a solid wasteYes 2Is it an excluded wasteNo 3Is it a discarded, unused chemical productNo - It is used, a spent material 4Is it a process wasteYes - F002 and F003 5Is it an ignitable wasteNo 6Is it a corrosive wasteNo 7Is it a reactive wasteNo 8Is it a federally toxic waste (TCLP)No 9Is it a state-only toxic wasteYes – WT02, as shown in next slide 10Is it a state-only persistent waste?? 11Is it exempt for recycling??

34 Is spent Zip Strip™ WT01 or WT02? MaterialToxicityToxic Category Methylene chloride oral rat 1,600 mg/kgD Methanolinhalation rat84 mg/lD Methanol dermal rabbit 16,800 mg/kgD You call a hazardous waste specialist at the Ecology regional office. That person gives you this data to help determine the state toxicity category.

35 Weight % Methylene chloride80D Methanol15D Therefore Toxic category = Is Zip Strip™ WT01 or WT02? 0.001% < EC < 1.0% = WT02

36 Practice #2 - answers 1Is it a solid wasteYes 2Is it an excluded wasteNo 3Is it a discarded, unused chemical productNo - It is used, a spent material 4Is it a process wasteYes - F002 and F003 5Is it an ignitable wasteNo 6Is it a corrosive wasteNo 7Is it a reactive wasteNo 8Is it a federally toxic waste (TCLP)No 9Is it a state-only toxic wasteYes – WT02 10Is it a state-only persistent wasteWP01 11Is it exempt for recyclingNo

37 Conclusion  Work through designation step by step  Call your regional office for help  You can get ahead of the process. Designate chemicals before they come into your business. Avoid the chemicals that could cause your waste to be Dangerous Waste


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