The container management standards of 265.173(a) state, "A container holding hazardous waste must always be closed during storage, except when it is necessary to add or remove waste." Does this mean that hazardous wastes have to be managed and/or disposed
No. Generators may transfer hazardous waste between containers to facilitate storage, transportation, or treatment. For example, a generator may wish to consolidate several partially full containers of the same hazardous waste from a satellite accumulation area (SAA) into one container before transferring it to a central accumulation area. Generators also may transfer hazardous waste between containers in central accumulation areas. However, the 90-day or 180-day "clock" for accumulation does not restart if the hazardous waste is transferred to another container.
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