NEBRASKA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE


Title 128 - Department of Environmental Quality

Chapter 25 - STANDARDS FOR UNIVERSAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
Effective Date: 01/03/07

001 Scope

002 Applicability--batteries.



003 Applicability -- pesticides.

004 Applicability -- mercury-containing items.



005 Applicability -- Lamps.

006 Applicability –- Electronic Items.

006.02A Electronic items that are not yet wastes under Title 128, Chapter 2. Section 006.03 of this chapter describes when electronic items become wastes.

006.03 Generation of electronic items.

007 Applicability--household and conditionally exempt small quantity generator waste.

008 The following definitions are for the purposes of Chapter 25.

009 Small Quantity Handlers of Universal Waste. Sections 009 through 018.03 of this chapter define standards for small quantity handlers of universal waste.

010 Prohibitions. A small quantity handler of universal waste is:

011 Notification. A small quantity handler of universal waste is not required to notify EPA of universal waste handling activities.

012 Waste Management.

013 Labeling/marking. A small quantity handler of universal waste must label or mark the universal waste to identify the type of universal waste as specified below:

014 Accumulation time limits.

015 Employee training. A small quantity handler of universal waste must inform all employees who handle or have responsibility for managing universal waste of the proper handling and emergency procedures appropriate to the type(s) of universal waste handled at the facility.

016 Response to releases.

017 Off-site shipments.

018 Tracking universal waste shipments. A small quantity handler of universal waste is not required to keep records of shipments of universal waste.

019 Exports. A small quantity handler of universal waste who sends universal waste to a foreign destination other than to those OECD countries specified in 40 CFR 262.58(a)(1) (in which case the handler is subject to the requirements of 40 CFR part 262, subpart H) must:

020 Large Quantity Handlers of Universal Waste. Sections 021 through 030.03 of this chapter define standards for large quantity handlers of universal waste.


021 Prohibitions. A large quantity handler of universal waste is:

022 Notification.

023 Waste management.

023.01B A large quantity handler of universal waste may conduct the following activities as long as the casing of each individual battery cell is not breached and remains intact and closed (except that cells may be opened to remove electrolyte but must be immediately closed after removal);

024 Labeling/marking. A large quantity handler of universal waste must label or mark the universal waste to identify the type of universal waste as specified below:

025 Accumulation time limits.

026 Employee training. A large quantity handler of universal waste must ensure that all employees are thoroughly familiar with proper waste handling and emergency procedures, relative to their responsibilities during normal facility operations and emergencies.

027 Response to releases.

028 Off-site shipments.

029 Tracking universal waste shipments.

030 Exports. A large quantity handler of universal waste who sends universal waste to a foreign destination other than to those OECD countries specified in 40 CFR 262.58(a)(1) (in which case the handler is subject to the requirements of 40 CFR part 262, subpart H) must:

031 Universal Waste Transporters. Sections 032 through 037.02 of this chapter define standards for universal waste transporters.

032 Prohibitions. A universal waste transporter is:

033 Waste management.

034 Storage time limits.

035 Response to releases.

036 Off-site shipments.

037 Exports. A universal waste transporter transporting a shipment of universal waste to a foreign destination other than to those OECD countries specified in 40 CFR 262.58(a)(1) (in which case the handler is subject to the requirements of 40 CFR part 262, subpart H) may not accept a shipment if the transporter knows the shipment does not conform to the EPA Acknowledgment of Consent. In addition the transporter must ensure that:

038 Universal Waste Destination Facilities. Sections 038.01 through 040.02 of this chapter define standards for universal waste destination facilities.

039 Off-site shipments.

040 Tracking universal waste shipments.

041 Imports. Persons managing universal waste that is imported from a foreign country into the United States are subject to the applicable requirements of this chapter, immediately after the waste enters the United States, as indicated below:
042 Petitions. Petitions to include other wastes under Title 128, Chapter 25 may be submitted in accordance with Sections 042.01 through 043.08 of this chapter.
043 Factors for petitions to include other wastes under Title 128, Chapter 25.

Enabling Legislation: Neb. Rev. Stat. §81-1505(13)

Legal Citation: Title 128, Chapter 25, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality



Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
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