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Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators

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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):

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Part 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.

Environment, Health and Safety Online - Summary of Requirements for CESQGs Exit EPA
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.



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