When Do the Universal Waste Regulations Apply to Batteries? Let’s all work together with AET ENVIRONMENTAL and the EPA 40 CFR 273.2 Batteries and the EPA Requirements https://lnkd.in/ewXdrqtw
(a) Batteries covered under 40 CFR part 273. (1) The requirements of this part apply to persons managing batteries, as described in Sec. 273.9, except those listed in paragraph (b) of this section. (2) Spent lead-acid batteries which are not managed under 40 CFR part 266, subpart G, are subject to management under this part. (b) Batteries not covered under 40 CFR part 273. The requirements of this part do not apply to persons managing the following batteries: (1) Spent lead-acid batteries that are managed under 40 CFR part 266, subpart G. (2) Batteries, as described in Sec. 273.9, that do not yet waste under part 261 of this chapter, including those that do not meet the criteria for waste generation in paragraph (c) of this section. (3) Batteries, as described in Sec. 273.9, are not hazardous waste. A battery is a hazardous waste if it exhibits one or more of the characteristics identified in 40 CFR part 261, subpart C. (c) Generation of waste batteries. (1) A used battery becomes a waste on the date it is discarded (e.g., when sent for reclamation). (2) An unused battery becomes a waste on the date the handler decides to discard it.