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Written Contingency Plans

Large-quantity generators must prepare a written contingency plan and keep it on the premises. Medium- and small-quantity generators also may wish to use these guidelines to be prepared. 

A large-quantity generator's written contingency plan must include:

  • a description of actions employees will take in an emergency;
  • a description of any arrangements you have made to coordinate emergency services with local police and fire departments, hospitals, contractors and state or local emergency response teams;
  • your emergency directory, with the primary emergency coordinator clearly identified;
  • an up-to-date list of emergency equipment on the premises; and
  • an evacuation plan for your employees that describes evacuation routes, alternate routes, and the signal you will use to begin evacuation.

Related information

How to Develop a Written Contingency Plan provides guidence to help LQGs write an adequate contingency plan.

Plan for Dangerous Waste Emergencies discusses general planning for all generators.

Dangerous Waste Emergency Information Poster is an 8 1/2 x 11-inch card for dangerous-waste generators to print off or order for posting emergency information. This should meet most planning requirements for medium-quantity generators. It does not take the place of the written contingency plan that large-quantity generators must prepare.