Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-Products Regulations Webinar Series

Contact: Christine Grossman 517-284-6860
Agency: Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

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Every business generates waste and it’s important to know what kind of waste it is to understand the management standards that apply to protect human health and the environment.  For hazardous waste, you also need to know how much is generated monthly to understand the management standards that apply.  Properly managing waste materials prevents releases, prevents costly clean-ups and ultimately saves money and peace of mind knowing you and your employees are protected.

In the recorded webinar series below, EGLE inspection staff share details about inspection observations, what’s good and bad, and why it is important to meet the regulations.  When viewing this series, you will learn about the various types of waste and the state and federal regulations that govern how the waste must be managed.  The series provides an overview of how commonly generated wastes must be accumulated, transported and disposed.  It also provides a close look at the specific requirements that apply to managing hazardous waste and liquid industrial by-products and highlights the rule changes that became effective on August 3, 2020, which adopted the federal Generator Improvement Rules and designation of aerosol cans as a universal waste.

EGLE Hazardous Waste Generator Trainer – Self Certification Form
Use this form to document the dates the webinars below were viewed.  You are encouraged to view each webinar that applies to your site-specific waste activities.

Waste 101 (Recorded 3/25/20, 65 min.)
In this webinar, attendees learn the basics about the various types of waste, what regulations apply, to whom, and who implements the enforcement program.  Attendees will come away with a big picture perspective of how the waste regulations work and what common wastes fall into the various regulations out there, including those that overlap.  The webinar covers hazardous waste, liquid industrial by-products, solid waste, PCB waste, medical waste, radiological waste, and will touch on recycling.

Waste Characterization and Hazardous Waste Generator Status (Recorded 4/2/20, 88 min.)

In this webinar, attendees will learn the basic steps for determining if a waste is a hazardous waste, liquid industrial by-product, or non-hazardous solid waste and how to calculate your site’s hazardous waste generator status.  These concepts are vital to understanding how to properly manage and dispose of waste.  It’s vital because the hazardous waste regulations require each business at each site to evaluate the character and composition of their waste and determine the total weight of all hazardous waste generated each month.  Until this information is known, you don’t know the legal disposal options for the waste.

Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-products Accumulation, Labeling, and Shipping (Recorded 4/16/20, 73 min.)

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the accumulation, labeling, and shipping requirements that apply to the management of hazardous waste and liquid industrial by-products at very small quantity generators, small quantity generators, and large quantity generators of hazardous waste.

EGLE also encourages anyone who offers or transports hazardous materials in commerce to view the free, recorded U.S. Department of Transportation Hazmat transportation training webinars.

Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-products Inspections and Recordkeeping (Recorded 5/5/20, 69 min.)

In this webinar, attendees will learn about what to expect for an inspection and the specific records an inspector will want to see.  It will cover records that need to be maintained (e.g. waste characterizations, monthly waste inventory, uniform manifests, land disposal restriction notifications, etc.) and provide an overview of what happens when an inspector comes to your facility.

Federal Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rules and Aerosol Cans as Universal Waste (Recorded 5/27/20, 70 min.)

EGLE is in the final process of adopting the Generator Improvement Rules (GIR) and establishing aerosol cans as universal waste. On March 13, 2020, draft rules were submitted to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) and are expected to become effective in spring or summer 2020. Learn about all the changes with the current rule package and what Michigan’s doing with adopting the federal hazardous waste pharmaceutical rules. The final new rules that are not yet effective are available online, and the status of the new rules is available on the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Web page (https://dtmb.state.mi.us/ARS_Public/Transaction/RFRTransaction?TransactionID=31).

Universal Waste (Recorded 6/03/20, 70 min.)

In this webinar, attendees will learn the basics about Michigan’s universal waste regulations. Attendees will learn why the universal waste regulations exist, what a universal waste is, and how universal waste must be handled and disposed to meet the universal waste partial exemption from hazardous waste regulation. 

What Small Businesses Need to Know about Hazardous Waste (Recorded 6/17/20, 68 min.)

In this EGLE waste webinar, attendees learn:

  1. What is a hazardous waste, a non-hazardous liquid waste called liquid industrial by-product, and a universal waste.
  2. How to determine if a site is a very small quantity generator (VSQG, formerly CESQG) of hazardous waste subject to less regulation than larger hazardous waste generators.
  3. What a generator must do to meet the VSQG exemption and be subject to less regulation than larger hazardous waste generators.
  4. How VSQG hazardous waste and non-hazardous liquids (liquid industrial by-product) must be handled, transported, and recycled or disposed to meet Michigan’s environmental regulations.
  5. What the inspector looks for during a hazardous waste and liquid industrial by-product generator inspection. 

Implementing a Household Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste Collection in your Community (Recorded 6/30/20, 60 min.)

Household hazardous waste is not ideal for landfilling because it can result in contaminants from the waste eventually entering our environment. Wastewaters treatment technologies are not able to remove all chemicals of concern that can come from the decomposing waste. To prevent hazardous chemicals from being landfilled, some communities offer household hazardous waste collections. These collections provide for materials like batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, aerosol cans, and electronics to be recycled, capturing precious materials for reuse. They also provide for materials like pharmaceuticals and pesticides to be destroyed through incineration, which prevents the chemicals from cycling in our environment. In this webinar, attendees will learn about the waste regulations that apply to collecting and diverting household hazardous waste and common small businesses wastes from being landfilled, in an effort to protect and preserve Michigan’s valuable natural resources and the environment.

Michigan Transport, Manifesting and NEW e-Manifesting Regulations (Recorded 5/16/18, 88 min.)
Launch of the U.S. EPA new e-Manifest occurred June 30, 2018, nationally. Since the launch, use of the system has been required for all waste that is required to be documented on a uniform hazardous waste manifest.  View this webinar to learn who can transport your waste, how waste shipments must be documented, and how deployment of the e-Manifest system may affect your operations.

EGLE also encourages anyone who offers or transports hazardous materials in commerce to view the free, recorded U.S. Department of Transportation Hazmat transportation training webinars.

Used Oil (Recorded 2/23/17, 61 min.)
In this webinar, attendees will learn how used oil is unique and characterized slightly differently than other wastes due to the fact that it has historically been known to be mixed with other toxic solvents. The Webinar discusses the management standards that apply to managing used oil, how to find recycling options, and the basic waste requirements for handling used oil.

Liquid Industrial By-products Handling and Reporting Webinar (Recorded 3/6/18, 83 min.)
Does your facility accept liquid industrial by-products from off-site? If so, due to statutory changes that took effect in March 2016, you must annually report this activity to the EGLE, Materials Management Division by April 30th for the previous calendar year. Only sites that accept liquid industrial by-product from one site owned and operated by the same company are typically excluded from annual reporting. Some wastewaters, when regulated under other regulations, may also be excluded. View this Webinar to learn more about the liquid industrial by-products designated facility handling and reporting requirements.

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