University Resources, Operations and Policies

Hazardous Waste Management Plan


Policy Statement

The Adelphi University’s Hazardous Waste Management Policy outlines the safe storage and disposal of hazardous waste in accordance with applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Refer to the Hazardous Waste Management Program for the requirements of this regulation and all responsible people required for compliance.


Reason for Policy

It is the policy of Adelphi University to minimize hazardous waste through the implementation and administration of hazardous waste minimization and disposal programs in all affected departments.


Who Is Governed by this Policy

Faculty, Staff and Students


Policy

Scope

This program applies to all Faculty, Staff, students, and contractors who generate hazardous waste from activities on campus. Responsibilities under the program, identification of hazardous wastes, labeling, container, and recordkeeping requirements, generator status, Satellite Accumulation Areas (SAA), hazardous waste storage areas, and disposal guidelines will be explained.

Adelphi University is considered a Small Quantity Generator (SQG) according the NYS DEC and EPA hazardous waste regulations and is permitted to generate the following monthly amounts of hazardous waste:

  • Between 220 pounds (100kg) and 2200 pounds (1,000 kg) of non-acutely hazardous waste (D, F, K, or U waste codes)
  • No more than 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of acutely hazardous waste (P waste code), and
  • No more than 220 pounds (100 kg) of acutely hazardous waste spill clean-up materials.

As a small quantity generator, Adelphi University removes accumulated wastes within 180 days as stipulated by the regulations. Three or-four regular pickups occur during each academic year. Additional pickups occur when 1 kg of acutely hazardous waste accumulates in the laboratories or on an as needed basis.


Definitions

This policy does not have definitions associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


Forms

This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


Related Information

This policy does not have related information at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


Contacts

Michelle Glover-Brown
p – 516.877.3242
e – mglover-brown@adelphi.edu

Melissa Van Alstine-Parris
p – 516.877.4133
e – mvanalstine@adelphi.edu

Wesley Miller
p – 516.877.8157
e – wmiller@adelphi.edu


Document History

  • Last Reviewed Date: November, 2017
  • Last Revised Date: November, 2017
  • Policy Origination Date: Not known                  

Who Approved This Policy

Alan Aronoff, Coordinator for Environmental Health & Safety

 
 
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