Table 3 Identification of Hazardous Wastes

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Typical waste

Waste number Hazard

A. Spent solvents

Ethyl alcohol, isopropanol

D001

Ignitable

Methylene chloride,

Trichloroethylene

F001

Toxic

Ethyl benzene

F003

Toxic

B. Ink/paint wastes

D001

Ignitable

C. Ink/paint wastes containing metals such as:

Chromium

D007

EP Toxic

Lead

D008

EP Toxic

D. Etch and acid baths

D002

Corrosive

E. Spent photographic wastes Containing silver D011

Toxic

Table 4 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)

Type of business__SIC

Graphic arts, photographic labs 7333 Advertising/art 7311

Commercial printing 2751

Miscellaneous publishing 2741

Table 4 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)

Type of business__SIC

Graphic arts, photographic labs 7333 Advertising/art 7311

Commercial printing 2751

Miscellaneous publishing 2741

4. If the generator transports to another generator or an authorized facility, the generator must obtain a receipt for the generator's waste and retain records for a minimum of three years.

If more than 25 gal (95 L) of hazardous waste, including spent fixer, is generated in a month, the generator will face different situations:

1. The generator needs an USEPA-ID number and must use a manifest if it ships its waste offsite and may use a licenced hazardous waste transporter or a precious metal transporter and recycling facility;

2. The generator can use a recovery device directly connected by pipe to the film processor at the site of generation (no recycling permit is required: operation can begin within 10 days of the receipt of the application if applicant does not hear from the State); and

3. The generator must meet the concentration limits of the local sewer authority if discharging the waste to a sewer system is intended, or obtain a groundwater discharge permit from the State Division of Water Pollution Control if the generator discharges to a septic system or other groundwater disposal. If the waste or its pretreated effluent meets silver concentration limits of less than 5 mg/L of silver, the waste or the effluent is not classified as a hazardous waste.

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