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4.3.1 Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator

By regulation, facilities are categorized as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG) if:

  • They generate less than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of hazardous waste in any given calendar month.
  • No more than 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste (or 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous waste, P-listed) may be on site at any one time.

CESQG hazardous waste is exempt from most RCRA regulations. However, these facilities:

  • Must identify all hazardous wastes they generate.

  • May send wastes to a facility that:
    • Beneficially uses or reuses, or legitimately recycles or reclaims, waste.
    • Is permitted by EPA or the state to treat waste prior to beneficial use or reuse, or legitimate recycling or reclamation. programs.