It’s that time again… every 4 years! Time to start updating your SB14 reports and perform an operational assessment! California’s SB 14, the Hazardous Waste Source Reduction and Management Review Act of 1989, requires that large quantity hazardous waste generators evaluate source reduction opportunities, develop a Plan to reduce hazardous waste, and report on accomplishments every four years – 2015 is a reporting year.
Does your facility have to comply with SB14? Facilities that generate over 12,000 kilograms of hazardous waste (RCRA and non-RCRA state waste), or 12 kilograms of extremely hazardous waste develop and maintain three different documents related to waste management. The documents are (1) The Plan, (2) The Performance Report and (3) The Summary Progress Report and are geared towards self-assessment of operations and identification of opportunities to reduce waste generation.
Beginning in 2015, all three documents must be retained on-site and the summary report is no longer required to be submitted to DTSC. All need to be complete by September 1, 2015 and available for review upon regulatory site inspection or audit.
SB14 requires specific compliance reporting documents while also creating a valuable opportunity to take a deeper look at your operations and implement operational improvements which often result in cost savings. Waste reduction (where viable) creates a decrease in your disposal costs. Source reduction is the preferred option, but waste diversion and treatment are also viable and through cost-benefit assessment and analysis, the proper mix of waste reduction, diversion and treatment measures can be identified for implementation.
Our team of experts in compliance and waste reduction are here to help. We can determine if you are exempt from reporting under the requirements. If you are not exempt, we can assess and identify your waste reduction opportunities, prepare the compliance documents, and support your facility in securing both waste and cost savings. We keep our clients in compliance, as well as, develop operational efficiencies that reduce energy, water, and waste costs.
For additional information, please contact us:
Jon Barkman, Project Manager (Jonathan.firstname.lastname@example.org) 562-495-5777
Charles Liou, Senior Associate (Charles.email@example.com) 562-495-5777