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Hazardous Waste Management Method Code Conversion Table

Hazardous Waste Management Method Code Conversion Table
DEC Handling Code* Management Method Code Reclamation and Recovery
R H010 Metals recovery including retorting, smelting, chemical, etc.
R H020 Solvents recovery (distillation, extraction)
R H039 Other recovery or reclamation for reuse including acid regeneration, organics recovery, etc. (specify in comments)
B H050 Energy recovery at this site - use as fuel (includes on-site fuel blending)
B H061 Fuel blending prior to energy recovery at another site
Destruction or Treatment Prior to Disposal at Another Site
B H040 Incineration - thermal destruction other than use as a fuel (includes any preparation prior to burning)
T H070 Chemical treatment (reduction/destruction/oxidation/ precipitation); do not include immediate treatment in an exempt wastewater treatment unit with discharge to a NPDES-POTW (unless required by state)
T H081 Biological treatment; do not include immediate treatment in an exempted wastewater treatment unit with discharge to a NPDES-POTW (unless required by state)
T H100 Physical treatment only (adsorption/absorption/separation/ stripping/dewatering); do not include immediate treatment in an exempted wastewater treatment unit with discharge to a NPDES-POTW (unless required by state)
T H110 Stabilization prior to land disposal at another site (encapsulation/stabilization/fixation)
T H120 Combination of chemical, biological, and/or physical treatment; do not include immediate treatment in an exempted wastewater treatment unit with discharge to a NPDES-POTW (unless required by state)
T H121 Neutralization only (no other treatment)
T H122 Evaporation (as the major component of treatment; not reportable as H070, H081, H100 or H120)
T H129 Other treatment that does not include onsite disposal (specify in comments)
Disposal
L H131 Land treatment or application (to include on-site treatment and/or stabilization)
L H132 Landfill or surface impoundment that will be closed as landfill (to include on-site treatment and/or stabilization)
L H134 Deepwell or underground injection (with or without treatment)
T H135 Discharge to sewer/POTW or NPDES (with prior storage - with or without treatment)
Storage and Transfer
L H141 Storage, bulking, and/or transfer off site - no treatment/recovery (H010-H129), fuel blending (H061), or disposal (H131-H135) at this site

* The Handling Codes provided in this conversion table reflect the disposal method for the Hazardous Waste Management Method Code provided in Box 19 of the Hazardous Waste Manifest Form. Note, the Management Method Code in Box 19 describes the way in which the waste is to be managed by the first Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (TSDF) to receive the waste (as provide in Box 8 of the manifest form). However, further management of a hazardous waste may occur subsequently. The manifest form must provide the Handling Code for the ultimate disposal of a hazardous waste, and therefore may be other than those provided in the conversion table.


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