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Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan Checklist

The following information must be submitted as part of a Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan:
(Detailed guidance for each item is provided in the Guidance Document for Hazardous Waste Reduction Plans, Annual Reports and Biennial Updates.)

Gather & Submit:

Checklist for HWRP
Check when completed Required Items
A listing of at least 90% of the annual amounts and types of hazardous waste generated, subject to the law. The hazardous wastes covered by the plan must include:
  • any quantity of acute hazardous waste, by waste stream generated during the previous calendar year; and
  • non-acute hazardous wastes, by waste stream during the previous calendar year,
    • generated in amounts greater than five tons, and
    • generated in amounts less than or equal to five tons, if acute hazardous wastes and non-acute hazardous wastes generated in amounts greater than five tons do not equal 90% of all hazardous waste generated.
The EPA Hazardous Waste Codes and Management Method Codes for each waste stream. (links leave DEC website)
Flow/block diagrams describing the process(es) of waste generation. Include at a minimum:
  1. Raw material inputs
  2. Major process steps and equipment
  3. Product and waste outputs
An activity/production index for each identified waste stream. The activity/production index is a measure of changes in economic and other factors that affected the quantity of hazardous waste generated in a specific year, compared to the previous year. If an index cannot be developed to provide meaningful information on waste reduction, then provide some other measurement technique or a demonstration why such calculation cannot be provided. Examples are provided in the guidance document under Part A, item 3.
The costs for managing each waste stream.
For each waste stream, submit an evaluation to determine the technical feasibility of:
  1. substitution of non-toxic or less toxic inputs
  2. reformulation or redesign of end products to eliminate production inputs
  3. modification or redesign of production processes/equipment
  4. changes in materials usage, handling and storage practices
  5. use of closed-loop reclamation, reuse or recycling wastes directly back into the production process
  6. the use of on-site or off-site recycling technologies
A return on investment number for each technically feasible waste management option identified above.
A list of technically feasible and economically practicable waste reduction measures as identified above.
A description of your corporation or facility Waste Reduction Policy (refer to part A, item 7).
A schedule for implementing technically feasible and economically practicable waste reduction actions.
A description of the method to be used to measure waste reduction over time.
A description of your employee hazardous waste reduction training program.
An estimate of the anticipated hazardous waste reduction (by waste stream) expected from implementing the hazardous waste reduction plan.
An estimate of the extent of transference of hazardous waste to other media (air, water etc.) expected from implementing the hazardous waste reduction plan. If transference occurs, please describe the overall environmental benefit.
Table 1 and Table 2.

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