Environmental challenges have never been greater than today. There is the need for the utmost accuracy in the efforts to track the use, manufacture, processing, treatment, and disposal of toxic and hazardous materials. Legislation passed over the last twenty years has not only resulted in improved environmental quality, but has also created new levels of accountability for today's environmental professional.
This book helps companies meet the ever-growing number of recordkeeping, reporting, and information-management demands. It assists the practicing professional who must keep facility records relating to the generation and managemnet of solid and hazardous waste. Specific guidance is given on the principles of waste material tracking by point of generation and fully loaded waste management cost accounting. Some benefits to tracking by point of generation are:
Table of Contents
Historical Perspective on Regulatory Initiatives Driving Hazardous Waste Tracking and Cost Accounting
CERCLA, HSWA, and FPCRA
EPA's Guidance to Generators Focuses on Waste Tracking and Cost Allocation
A New Direction
Tracking by Point of Generation
Benefits to Tracking Wastes by Point of Generation
Waste Indentification Systems: Commercial Applications. Generator Systems.
Generator Waste ID Numbers: Function and Use
Record Reviews and Department Interviews
Tracking by ID Number
Container Marking: Federal Marking and Labeling Requirements. Marking and Labeling Practice.
Waste Stream Segregation and Logs
Process, Operation and Material Reviews
The Importance of Understanding Your Waste Generating Processes
Collecting Process Data: Small to Medium-Sized Facilities. Large Facilities.
Waste Generation Data Tracking
Flow Diagram Use and Construction Tips
Flow Diagrams Defined
Process Documentation, Waste Tracking and Recordkeeping
The Materials Balance: Applications and Examples
Sources of Information for Constructing Process Flow Diagrams
Detailed Recordkeeping Guidance
Waste Characterization and Documentation
Generator Waste Data Sheets: Commercial Applications. Generator Data Tracking Needs. Content and Structure.
Communicating Waste Material Hazards
Data Collection and Use
Tracking vs. Testing for Waste Characterization: Documentation as the Basis for Waste Characterization. Laboratory Testing and Waste Characterization.
State/Federal Waste Characterization Requirements
Tracking Offsite Shipments
About the Journal
Unit Tracking and Off-Site Waste Shipments
Recordkeeping and Data Collection Tips
Manifest and Point-of-Generation Data
TSDF Listings and Final Disposition Reports
Shipment Journal Design and Organization
Detailed Point-of-Generation Waste Tracking Guidance: Tracking Indirect Shipments. Example of a Four-Part Shipment Journal and Data Requirements.
Fully-Loaded Waste Management Cost Accounting
Costs Associated with the Generation and Management of Wastes
Complete Management Cost Data
Fully-loaded Waste Management Cost Accounting
Shipment Journal Unit Cost Tracking Guidance
Analysis and Presentation of Data: Charts and Graphs. Pareto Charts. Time Series, Item and Component Comparisons.
"The book's user-friendly format can enable companies with limited resources and experience to set up and use a coding system, organized by department, for all hazardous waste"
- Pollution Prevention Review