Small Quantity Generators
Small Quantity Generators (SQG) generate more than 100 kilograms, but less than 1,000 kilograms, of hazardous waste per month. Requirements for SQGs include:
- SQGs may accumulate hazardous waste on site for 180 days without a permit (or 270 days if shipping a distance greater than 200 miles).
- The quantity of hazardous on site waste must never exceed 6,000 kilograms.
- There must always be at least one employee available to respond to an emergency. This employee is the emergency coordinator responsible for coordinating all emergency response measures. SQGs are not required to have detailed, written contingency plans.
Department of Environmental Protection - SQG Requirements
This Web page provides an explanation of requirements for SQGs in Florida, however, much of the information pertains to all 50 states.
Control Agency - Personnel Training for Small Quantity Generators (PDF) (3 pp, 100 K, 3 pages, About PDF)
This document provides training guidance for facility personnel needing to gain familiarity with the requirements for SQGs.
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.