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Satellite accumulation

Satellite accumulation areas allow you to accumulate dangerous waste near the work area where they are generated.

The satellite accumulation standards are designed to allow slowly accumulating wastes from routine operations to be held on site longer than 90 or 180 days without requiring a dangerous waste storage permit.

Once a container reaches 55 gallons of dangerous waste, or one quart of acutely hazardous or WT01 waste, you must mark it immediately with the accumulation start date. You must move container(s) within three days to a designated storage or accumulation area.

Satellite accumulation areas must be under the control of the worker or secured at all times. Containers must remain closed, except when adding waste. Put hazardous waste and risk labels on containers.

Satellite accumulation area limits

Type of waste Amount allowed in satellite area
Acutely hazardous waste
These wastes have a 2.2-pound quantity exclusion limit. They include these waste codes:
all P codes | WT01 | F020 | F021 | F022 | F023 | F026 | F027
1 quart
All other dangerous waste 55 gallons

 

Read more about the rules for a satellite accumulation area in the Satellite Accumulation Technical Information Memorandum