destruction. All disposals will be IAW Federal, State, and local air and water pollution
control standards. Guidance on proper disposal may be requested as specified in AR
c. Hazardous Materials. With the exception of oils and other liquid petroleum
products, it is difficult to identify materials which should be classified as hazardous. A
waste is considered hazardous if it is specifically listed as such in 40 CFR Part 261 or
has the following characteristics: ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and/or toxicity.
Certain chemicals, such as asbestos, cadmium, lead, mercury, beryllium, cyanide,
toxaphene, polyvinylchioride, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), fluorine compounds,
selenium, arsenic, and certain pesticides are recognized as hazardous and special
storage and handling are necessary even for small quantities. Other materials,
however, are more difficult to categorize since excessive amounts of almost anything
can be harmful when released. Numerous environmental regulations include provisions
for controlling the storage, treatment, disposal, and discharge of hazardous wastes as
described in 40 CFR Part 260-271. A detailed discussion of provisions of these
regulations is beyond the scope of this course. At the installation level, the DEH and
DRMO can be contacted to provide specific guidance on the storage, treatment,
disposal, and discharge limitations of hazardous wastes.
d. Transportation of Hazardous Waste. For transporting hazardous waste,
only certain selected routes and vehicles are to be used. This ensures maximum safety
and exposure reduction in the event of an accident.
(1) Transportation routes will be inspected and approved by the DEH to
ensure compliance with Federal, State, local, and Army requirements.
(2) A hazardous or regulated medical waste manifest is not required to
transport the waste within the confines of the installation, but is off post. The generating
activity should, however, document the date, time, and location of delivery; the
quantities; and the receiving official's name.
NOTE: No deliveries of hazardous waste will be made without first notifying and
obtaining approval from the receiving agency.