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Hazardous Waste Definitions


Container Accumulation Area(s) (CAAs) Designated by EHSRM to be used for the storage of hazardous wastes (less than 90 days) prior to shipment to an offsite permitted waste disposal facility.
Disposal The proper disposition of Hazardous, Class 1 and Class 2 Industrial waste at a permitted treatment, storage or disposal (TSD) facility in compliance with all applicable TCEQ and EPA regulations.
Generator Any person, by site, who produces hazardous waste or industrial solid waste; any person who possesses hazardous waste or industrial solid waste to be shipped to any other person; or any person whose act first causes solid waste to become subject to regulation. Generators accumulate waste in Satellite Accumulation Areas.
Hazardous Waste Any solid waste material listed or identified in Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 261, Subpart D or exhibiting the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or TCLP toxicity also defined in 40CFR Part 261 Subpart C. Tables containing the listing and characteristics of hazardous wastes are shown in these subparts and in the Universtity's Waste Analysis Plan, Attachment B .
Mixed Waste A radioactive waste that is also a hazardous waste.
Satellite Accumulation Area(s) A storage location at or near the point of generation where hazardous waste initially accumulates. The SAA are limited to storage of less than 55 gallons.
Solid Waste Any garbage, refuse, sludge from a waste treatment plant, water treatment plant, or air pollution control facility or other discarded material. Solid waste can be solid, liquid, semi-solid, or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, municipal, commercial, mining and agricultural operations, and from community and institutional activities.

May 2011
Reviewed November 2014