Regulated waste compliance requirements for handling, transportation, storage, and disposal according to federal, state, and local regulations. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), waste may be considered hazardous if it exhibits certain hazardous properties such as ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity. Or if it is included on a specific list of wastes EPA has determined are hazardous.
Volusia County Schools (VCS) Environmental Compliance Department is responsible for ensuring all waste meets Environmental Protection Agency Code based on the specific waste. Examples of types of waste are batteries, solvent-contaminated wipes, special wastes, aerosols, pesticides, and used oil. Some of the requirements include weekly inspections, manifest retention, incident response, safe handling, proper storage, transportation training, and appropriate disposal.
Volusia County Schools (VCS) must retain the services of a Registered Commercial Hazardous Waste Transporter for waste disposal. The school district must also obtain an Environmental Protection Agency Identification Number (EPA ID). The Environmental Compliance Department maintains Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certified personnel.
Volusia County Environmental conducts an annual inspection of accumulation and satellite sites, communicates regulation changes, additions, and deletions.