The main objective of this session is to help you understand the recordkeeping requirements of the federal hazardous waste regulations. By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand the importance of keeping accurate records; comprehend recordkeeping requirements of the hazardous waste regulations; identify which records must be kept; and know how long to retain records.
Why “Hazardous Waste Recordkeeping Requirements for Generators” Matters:
Because hazardous wastes may be potentially dangerous, they are stringently regulated. Therefore, it is not surprising that accurate recordkeeping is extremely important for regulatory compliance. It’s essential to track hazardous wastes carefully and consistently. Often, both federal and state hazardous waste inspectors look first at a facility’s hazardous waste management records during an inspection. Inspectors will examine the files, noting how they are organized and maintained, as well as attention or lack of attention to detail. Looking at the records of the facility often gives inspectors an indication that problems exist with the hazardous waste management system.
- The hazardous waste regulations contain many recordkeeping requirements.
- Records must be complete, accurate, detailed, well organized, and up to date.
- Failure to keep good records can result in citations for violating the regulations.
- Records should be retained for the proper amount of time, depending on regulatory requirements.