Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators
You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more.Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG) generate 100 kilograms or less per month of hazardous waste, or 1 kilogram or less per month of acutely hazardous waste. Requirements for CESQGs include (see also 40 CFR 261.5):
- CESQGs must identify all the hazardous waste generated.
- CESQGs may not accumulate more than 1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste at any time.
- CESQGs must ensure that hazardous waste is delivered to a person or facility who is authorized to manage it.
261.5 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR Part 261.5)
This Web site provides the federal standards for CESQGs of hazardous wastes.
and Safety Online - Summary of Requirements for CESQGs
This Web site summarizes requirements for CESQGs.
Additionally, most states are authorized to implement the RCRA program. States can be authorized for categories of hazardous waste generators that are different than the federal categories. Please see the State Differences in Hazardous Waste Generation Quantity Map.