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IDEM > Compliance > Land Compliance > Hazardous Waste > Hazardous Waste: ID Numbers, Reporting, Fees, and Manifests > How to Obtain a New RCRA ID Number > Hazardous Waste Handler Definitions Hazardous Waste Handler Definitions

Large Quantity Generator (LQG)

A site that, in any calendar month:

  • Generates 1,000 kilograms (2200 pounds) or more of hazardous waste
  • Generates more than a total of 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of acute hazardous waste
  • Generates more than a total of 100 kg (220 pounds) of spill cleanup material contaminated with acute hazardous waste
  • Accumulates more than 1 kg (2.2 pounds) of acute hazardous waste at any time during the year.
  • Accumulates more than 100 kg (220 pounds) of spill cleanup material contaminated with acute hazardous waste

Small Quantity Generator (SQG)

A site that, in any calendar month:

  • Generates more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) but less than 1,000 kilograms (2200 pounds) of hazardous waste
  • Accumulates more than a total of 1,000 kilograms (2200 pounds) of hazardous waste at any time during the year regardless of the rate of generation.

Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG)

A site that, in any calendar month:

  • Generates 100 kg (220 lbs) or less of hazardous waste
  • Generates 1 kg (2.2 lbs) or less of acute hazardous waste
  • Generates 100 kg (220 lbs) or less of spill cleanup material contaminated with acute hazardous waste

AND: Treats or disposes of the hazardous waste in a manner consistent with the regulatory provisions of 329 IAC 3.1.

Notes

  • If a CESQG accumulates more than 1000 kg of hazardous waste they become an SQG.
  • If an SQG accumulates more than 6000 kg (13,228 lb) of hazardous waste they become a TSD. (They may store waste up to 180 days or 270 days if shipped more than 200 miles away)
  • If a CESQG or SQG accumulates more than 1 kg of acute hazardous waste or more than 100 kg of spill waste they become an LQG.

Transporter

A handler is a transporter if they transport hazardous waste for themselves and/or commercially.

Treatment, Storage, Disposal Facility (TSD)

A site is a TSD if it treats, stores, or disposes of regulated hazardous waste on site in units subject to RCRA permitting requirements.

Universal Waste Handler

A site is a Large quantity handler of universal waste if it accumulates 5,000 kg or more of universal wastes at any time.

Used Oil Handler

A site is a Used Oil handler if it:

  • Transports used oil and/or owns and operates a used oil transfer facility
  • Processes and/or re-refines used oil
  • Burns off-specification used oil fuel
  • Markets off-specification used oil directly to a burner.

Sites that generate used oil are not required to notify.

More Help

The IDEM webpages and documents on Transfer Facility Guidance, Used Oil Guidance and Universal Waste Guidance [PDF] provide more information on these topics.

Information on Hazardous Waste regulations is available in Article 3.1. Hazardous Waste Management Permit Program and Related Hazardous Waste [PDF] and U.S. EPA Hazardous Waste Regulations Chapter 1 Parts 260-265.