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Are universal waste handlers required to take part in an annual review of the initial employee training?
An elementary school is in the process of remodeling and is replacing its light fixtures with more energy-efficient lamps. This process will generate more than 5,000 kg of spent hazardous waste lamps that will be subject to the universal waste management
Are universal waste handlers required to manage spent lead-acid batteries under Part 266, Subpart G, or under Part 273?
Are universal waste handlers required to recycle their wastes?
Can states expand their universal waste programs to include nonhazardous wastes?
Are universal wastes considered hazardous wastes for purposes of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) regulations?
Aren't some pharmaceutical wastes considered hazardous waste?
Can a generator manage green tip fluorescent bulbs as universal waste or are these types of bulbs considered non-hazardous waste?
Can broken mercury-containing lamps be managed as universal waste pursuant to Part 273?
Can universal waste be shipped off site without a hazardous waste manifest?
Can universal waste handlers treat universal waste?
Do the regulations in Part 273 apply to universal waste destined for both recycling and disposal?
How is a handler required to mark the accumulation start date for universal waste?
How long can a handler accumulate universal waste on site?
Once cleanup residue from an accidental spill of universal waste is contained, may the transporter continue to manage the residue as universal waste under Part 273?
May a handler of universal waste manage broken or damaged batteries as universal wastes?
Must universal waste handlers keep records of all universal waste shipments?
What is ?universal waste??
What is the Universal Waste Rule?
What is the economic impact of the universal waste pharmaceutical rulemaking?
What is considered a "lamp" for purposes of the universal waste regulations in 40 CFR Part 273?
What is mercury-containing equipment (MCE)?
Where can a universal waste handler send or take a shipment of universal waste?
Which hazardous wastes are covered under the federal universal waste program in 40 CFR Part 273?
Why is management of pharmaceutical waste difficult under the RCRA subtitle C hazardous waste regulations?
What types of batteries can be managed as universal waste in accordance with Part 273?
Where can I find more information about the proposed universal waste pharmaceutical rule?