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Weekly Inspection Checklist for Hazardous Waste Generators

At least once a week, small quantity generators (SQGs) and large quantity generators (LQGs) must inspect container storage areas visually for leaking and deteriorating containers — and this is a best management practice for very small quantity generators (VSQGs) as well. LQGs have the additional requirement of documenting these weekly inspections, which is also a best management practice for smaller generators.

This checklist will help you ensure that you are performing (and documenting) thorough weekly inspections of your hazardous waste accumulation area(s) and containers to remain in compliance.

Weekly Inspection Checklist: Hazardous Waste

Year:___________________

Month:_________________

Instructions: Weekly, place a “Y” next to all inspection items that meet facility rules. Place an “N” next to all inspection items that do not meet the requirements. Provide specific comments for all items that receive an “N.” When the weekly inspection is completed, the inspector must initial at the bottom of the table.

Inspect: Date/TimeDate/TimeDate/TimeDate/TimeDate/TimeComments:
All containers are closed (including closed bungs or funnels)
Containers are in good condition (No evidence of leaks or deterioration)
Containers are handled in a manner to prevent leaking/spilling
Waste is compatible with containers
Containers are labeled with “Hazard Waste” and the accumulation date
SQGs: Waste is shipped offsite within 180 days (or 270 days if shipped more than 200 miles)
LQGs: Waste is shipped offsite within 90 days?
SQGs: No more than 6,000 kg (13,200 pounds) is accumulated in the CAA
Aisle space is sufficient for passage of emergency equipment
Incompatible waste is stored separately
INSPECTOR’S INITIALS
Overall comments:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Reviewed by:_______________________________________________________________

Reviewed on (date and time):________________________________________________