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EGLE Waste Webinar Series

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.

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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.

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Download the Waste 101 Webinar Slides

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Waste Characterization and Hazardous Waste Generator Status

(recorded 4/2/20, 88 min)

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.

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Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-products (LIB) 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.

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Hazardous Waste and LIB 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.


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Federal Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rules and Aerosol Cans as a Universal Waste

(recorded 5/27/20, 70 min)

EGLE adopted the federal Generator Improvement Rules (GIR) and established aerosol cans as universal waste in August 2020.  View this webinar to learn about all the rule changes associated the adoption of these federal rules.  Learn more about the rule adoption process and see the federal rules by reviewing the New Hazardous Waste Rules Effective August 3, 2020, Webpage

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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.

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What Small Businesses Need to Know about Hazardous Waste

(recorded 6/17/20, 68 min)

In this EGLE waste webinar series webinar, attendees learn:

  • What constitutes a hazardous waste, a non-hazardous liquid waste (called liquid industrial by-product), and a universal waste.
  • How to determine if a site is a very small quantity generator (VSQG) of hazardous waste subject to less regulation than larger hazardous waste generators.
  • What a generator must do to meet the VSQG exemption and be subject to less regulation than larger hazardous waste generators.
  • How VSQG hazardous waste and liquid industrial by-product must be handled, transported and recycled or disposed.
  • What the inspector looks for during a hazardous waste and liquid industrial by-product generator inspection. 
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Implementing a Household Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste Collection in your Community

(recorded 6/30/20, 61 min)

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.

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LIB Handling and Reporting Webinar

 (Recorded 3/6/18, 83 min.)

Does your facility accept liquid industrial by-products from off-site? If so, you must annually report this activity to the EGLE, Materials Management Division by April 30 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.

Download the Liquid Industrial By-products Handling and Reporting Webinar Notes

Download the Receiving Facility Reporting Regulations Guide

Download the Liquid Industrial By-products FAQs

Download the Liquid Industrial By-products Generator Guidance

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Michigan Transport, Manifesting and 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.

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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.

Download the Used Oil Webinar Notes
Request a Used Oil Common Violations Checklist and Emergency Posting and Label Sticker (Please share mailing address.)


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