[Sqg-program] FW: Newly Revised King County Lab Waste Management Guide Released

Perrigan, Glen Glen.Perrigan at dep.state.fl.us
Thu Mar 13 16:32:32 EDT 2014

FYI. New Lab Waste Management Guide updates from King County Washington. Please note some of the guidance may not be applicable to Florida but should be a useful resource guide. Glen

From: Waddell, Dave [mailto:Dave.Waddell at kingcounty.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:35 PM
To: Waddell, Dave
Subject: Newly Revised King County Lab Waste Management Guide Released

Greetings everyone,

The Local Hazardous Waste Management in King County (LHWMP) has published an updated 2014 Laboratory Waste Management Guide<http://www.lhwmp.org/home/publications/publications_detail.aspx?DocID=o5fpDUrc%2f%2bc%3d> that incorporates the recent publication of the Washington Department of Ecology's Revised Treatment By Generator Guidance<https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/96412.html>.

The Lab Guide is an easy-to-use manual that has helped businesses and schools quickly understand how to safely handle and store hazardous chemicals and legally dispose of them. Dozens of laboratory safety managers and regulators have contributed their expertise to making it practical and understandable.

The 2014 Laboratory Waste Management Guide<http://www.lhwmp.org/home/publications/publications_detail.aspx?DocID=o5fpDUrc%2f%2bc%3d> incorporates Ecology's new guidelines for treatment of waste by Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators<https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1404004.html>, and adds two new acceptable treatment methods; Aldehyde Deactivation<https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1404003.html> and Polymerization<https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1404002.html>.

My thanks to Ecology staff, particularly Rob Rieck, Michelle Underwood and Ken Zarker, for their willingness to listen to the concerns of the LHWMP, the Northwest Chapter of NAHMMA and members of the regulated community about the restrictions on CESQG treatment. Their conscientious and cooperative approach to adapting their guidance to help businesses like laboratories reduce their waste generation while still protecting human health and the environment is greatly appreciated.
Dave * Waddell
Environmental Investigator, Project Coordinator
Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County
130 Nickerson St., Suite 100, Seattle WA 98109
206-263-3069  fax-206-263-3070 dave.waddell at kingcounty.gov<mailto:dave.waddell at kingcounty.gov>  www.lhwmp.org<http://www.lhwmp.org>
"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." Eden Phillpotts

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