Stanislaus County

Department of Environmental Resources

To: Generators of Waste Material

From: Hazardous Materials Division

Subject: Classification Of Wastes As Non-Hazardous

It is the generator's responsibility to determine whether or not a questionable waste must be stored, transported and disposed of as a hazardous or non-hazardous waste.

The testing criteria is specified in Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapter 11 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR).

The Stanislaus County Department of Environmental Resources will issue a letter to the sanitary landfill indicating concurrence with a non-hazardous designation only under the following conditions:

  1. Representative sampling of the material is conducted in accordance with procedures specified in Section One of "Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods" SW-846, 3rd Edition, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1986.
  2. The sample is delivered to the lab with a "Chain of Custody" type document which indicates the sample type, date/time sample was taken, sample size, source of the waste, quantity of the waste, the type of sample container, place and address of collection, and the name and signature of collector. The collector must have been trained in taking environmental samples.
  3. The analysis is conducted by a laboratory following the analytical procedures outlined in CCR Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapter 11. The laboratory certifies in writing that the analytical procedures used are consistent with those specified in CCR Title 22 and that the waste is categorized as non-hazardous by the criteria specified in CCR Title 22. The laboratory is to be certified to perform the specific analysis of the CAL-EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control, Hazardous Materials Lab.

The completed waste classification form, Chain of Custody, and analytical data report will need to be sent to our department for review and comment.

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board must also be contacted for their approval prior to disposal to a sanitary landfill. The phone number for the region in our area is (916) 361-5600.

If materials or processes change once a material is classified, a recertification must be completed. Random sampling will be conducted at the sanitary landfill or at your facility to insure that the composition of the waste has not changed.

Waste material that is determined to be hazardous must be disposed of as hazardous waste. The improper disposal of a hazardous waste will be subject to provisions of the California Health and Safety Code, Chapter 6.5, Section 25189.5 (Disposal of A Hazardous Waste At An Unauthorized Point).

If you have any questions, call Jim M. Simpson at (209) 525-6700.

DER:HM/HWC-01-(5/92)

   CLASSIFICATION OF WASTE

AS NON-HAZARDOUS

 I.Establishment Name Date

Establishment Address Bus. #

Establishment Phone

Owner

Representative

  1. Waste to be classified as Non-hazardous:
    1. Waste type
    2. Physical description
    3. Quantities produced per month
    4. Process used to generate waste
  2. Certification by person(s) who is/are the responsible manager(s) of the establishment.
"I certify under penalty of law that I have personally examined and am familiar with the information submitted in this notification and all attachments and that, based on my inquiry of those individuals immediately responsible for obtaining the information, I believe that the information is true, accurate, and complete. I certify that the waste is non-hazardous based on testing of the waste and applying knowledge of the characteristics of the waste in light of the materials or the processes used. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the possibility of fine and imprisonment."
Signature

Printed Name

Title

Date


II. SAMPLING INFORMATION

  1. Sampler
Address

Phone

Contact Person

"I certify under penalty of law that I have personally conducted all sampling in accordance with the procedures specified in Section one of 'Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods' SW-846, 3rd Edition, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1986. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information including the possibility of a fine and imprisonment."

Signature

Printed Name

Title

Date

SW846 Section One, Regulatory and Scientific objectives states in part "that enough samples (but in no case less than four samples) be collected over a period of time sufficient to represent the variability of the wastes".


III. LABORATORY INFORMATION

  1. Waste samples are to be transported with a Chain of Custody to a laboratory certified to perform that specific analysis by the CAL-EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control.

    (Attach completed Chain of Custody Copy)

    Laboratory

    Address

    Phone #

    Contact Person

  2. Laboratory shall have a Quality Assurance Manual which is utilized on a routine basis by the laboratory staff.
    1. Cite the reference(s) for the extraction and analytical methods used.
    2. "I certify under penalty of law that I have conducted all analyses in accordance with the analytical procedures specified in CCR Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapter 11 (Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste).
(Attach Laboratory Results)

Signature

Printed Name

Title

Date

DER: HM/NWC-02 (5/92)