Oregon Statutes - Chapter 466 - Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials II - Section 466.075 - Rules for generators of hazardous waste.

(1) The Environmental Quality Commission may, by rule, require generators of hazardous waste to:

(a) Identify themselves to the Department of Environmental Quality, list the location and general characteristics of their activity and name the hazardous waste generated;

(b) Keep records that accurately identify the quantities of such hazardous waste, the constituents thereof, the disposition of such waste and waste minimization activities;

(c) Furnish information on the chemical composition of such hazardous waste to persons transporting, treating, storing or disposing of such waste;

(d) Use a department approved manifest system to assure that all such hazardous waste generated is destined for treatment, storage or disposal in treatment, storage or disposal facilities (other than facilities on the premises where the waste is generated) which are operating pursuant to lawful authority;

(e) Submit reports to the department setting out quantities of hazardous waste generated during a given time period, the disposition of all such waste and waste minimization activities;

(f) Comply with specific waste management standards; and

(g) Minimize the amount or toxicity of hazardous waste generated.

(2) The generator of a hazardous waste shall be allowed to store a hazardous waste produced by that generator on the premises of that generator for a term not to exceed that set by rule without obtaining a hazardous waste storage site permit. This shall not relieve any generator from complying with any other rule or standard regarding storage of hazardous waste.

(3) The commission by rule may exempt certain classes or types of hazardous waste generators from part or all of the requirements upon generators adopted by the commission. Such an exemption can only be made if the commission finds that, because of the quantity, concentration, methods of handling or use of a hazardous waste, such a class or type of generator is not likely either:

(a) To cause or significantly contribute to an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating reversible illness; or

(b) To pose a substantial present or potential threat to human health or the environment.

(4) The commission by rule may provide for a special permit for the treatment of hazardous waste on the premises of a generator. Such a special permit may be established only if such treatment has no major adverse impact on:

(a) Public health and safety; or

(b) The environment of adjacent lands. [Formerly 459.445; 1987 c.540 §7]

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