How do I identify a dangerous waste stream?
On your annual report, you fill out a GM or WR Form for each waste stream. A waste stream can be thought of as a single waste or group of similar types of waste from one or more processes.
Possible characteristics of a single waste stream are:
- It may be a combination of EPA and state-only waste codes, for example D001, F003, and WT02.
- It may only have state-only waste codes, for example WT02 and WP02.
- It may only have EPA waste codes, for example D001 and F003.
- It either designates as DW or EHW, not both. Report a waste stream that is sometimes EHW and sometimes DW as two separate waste streams on separate GM or WR Forms.
- When the waste stream is D001, F003, and WT02, it is one waste stream, and
- When the waste stream is D001, F003, and WT01 it is a different waste stream.
- It is a mixed radioactive waste or is not. Do not combine mixed radioactive waste (see Definitions) with non-radioactive waste in the same waste stream. Report them on different GM or WR Forms.
- It has only one Source Code, Form Code, and Origin Code.
Follow the guidelines listed above and use your best judgment to decide what an individual waste stream is.