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Kansas State University/Manhattan Innovation Center Hazardous Waste Generator Status and Management Requirements

The Innovation Center is classified as a Kansas Small Quantity Generator (KSQG).

To be classified as a KSQG, the Innovation Center must meet the following criteria:

  • Generate 25 kilograms (55 pounds) or more, but no more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of hazardous waste in a single calendar month.
  • Generate and accumulate (store on site) less than 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) in a single calendar month of acutely hazardous waste (P-list) or 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of any residue or contaminated soil, waste, or other debris resulting from the cleanup of a spill, into or on any land or water, of any acute hazardous wastes listed in 40 CFR 261.31 (F list) or 261.33(e) (P-list).

 General Requirements

  • Make a hazardous waste determination for each hazardous waste stream generated.  Use the Hazardous Waste Determination Form(.pdf).
    • If analytical testing is needed contact EHS.
    • Use one Hazardous Waste Determination Form per waste stream, not one form for each chemical in the waste stream. 

Please submit the monthly logs to Rolan Davis, who will collect and combine the information into the Innovation Center Monthly Hazardous Waste Generation Log(.xls).

Calculate the monthly total for all labs in the Innovation Center and ensure adherence to the following statements:

  • Never generate more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of hazardous waste in a single calendar month.
  • Never generate or accumulate 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) or more of acutely hazardous waste onsite.  If that amount is exceeded the innovation center will be subject to Large Quantity Generator (LQG) standards.
  • Never store more than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of hazardous waste on-site.  If that amount is exceeded the Innovation Center will be subject to Small Quantity Generator (SQG) standards.
  • Contact EHS immediately if any of the totals are exceeded.

Container Management Requirements

  • Each container must be in good condition.
  • Clearly label or mark each hazardous waste container with the words “Hazardous Waste”.
  • Clearly mark the Start Date on the label and ensure that the date is visible for inspection on each container.  The Start Date is the day waste is first put into the container.
  • Clearly mark the Full Date on the label and ensure that the date is visible for inspection on each container.  The Full Date is the day the waste is full or is no longer being used.
  • Full containers must be moved to the Hazardous Waste Storage Area in the Chemical Storage Room (Room 188) within 3 days of the full date.
  • Each container must be compatible with its contents.
  • Each container must be kept closed except when adding or removing waste.
  • Hazardous wastes must not be stored near other hazardous wastes or materials with which they are incompatible.

Training Requirements

  • Hazardous Waste Training - annually, provided by EHS in person or online.

Record Keeping Requirements 

Maintain completed Logs and Forms for a minimum of 3 years:

  1. Hazardous Waste Determination Form
  2. Laboratory/Shop Monthly Hazardous Waste Generation Log
  3. Innovation Center Monthly Hazardous Waste Generation Log
  4. Hazardous Waste Storage Area Monthly Inspection Form
  5. Hazardous Waste Manifests
  6. Hazardous waste training records

Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • EHS will make arrangements with a hazardous waste contractor to pick up the waste.  Contact the Environmental Manager, Environmental Compliance Specialist or Hazardous Waste Technician listed on the EHS website at https://www.k-state.edu/safety/about/staff.html.  You can also contact the EHS office at 785-532-5856 or safety@ksu.edu.