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NR 666.510(3)(j)1. 1. A reverse distributor shall keep a log, written or electronic, of the inspections of the on-site accumulation area, as required under par. (b). This log shall be retained as a record for at least 3 years from the date of the inspection.
NR 666.510(3)(j)2. 2. A reverse distributor shall keep a copy of each manifest signed in accordance with s. NR 662.023 (1) for 3 years or until it receives a signed copy from the designated facility that received the evaluated hazardous waste pharmaceutical. This signed co py shall be retained as a record for at least 3 years from the date the evaluated hazardous waste pharmaceutical was accepted by the initial transporter.
NR 666.510(3)(j)3. 3. A reverse distributor shall keep a copy of each annual report for at least 3 years from the due date of the report.
NR 666.510(3)(j)4. 4. A reverse distributor shall keep a copy of each exception report for at least 3 years from the submission of the report.
NR 666.510(3)(j)5. 5. A reverse distributor shall keep records to document personnel training, in accordance with s. NR 662.017 (1) (g) 4.
NR 666.510(3)(j)6. 6. All records shall be readily available upon request by an inspector. The periods of retention referred to in this section are extended automatically during the course of any unresolved enforcement action regarding the regulated activity, or as requested by the department.
NR 666.510(4) (4)When a reverse distributor is required to have a license. A reverse distributor is an operator of a hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility and is subject to the requirements under chs. NR 664, 665, and 667 and the license requirements under ch. NR 670, if the reverse distributor does any of the following:
NR 666.510(4)(a) (a) Does not meet the conditions of this section.
NR 666.510(4)(b) (b) Accepts manifested hazardous waste from off-site.
NR 666.510(4)(c) (c) Treats or disposes of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals on-site.
NR 666.510 History History: CR 19-082: cr. Register August 2020 No. 776, eff. 9-1-20; correction in (1) (e) 2., (2) (c), (3) (g) (intro.) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register August 2020 No. 776.
subch. HH of ch. NR 666 Subchapter HH — Household and Very Small Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities
NR 666.900 NR 666.900Applicability. This subchapter establishes minimum design and operating standards for owners or operators of collection facilities that collect or store household hazardous waste or very small quantity generator waste, or both. The owner or operator of a collection facility is exempt from the hazardous waste storage facility standards and licensing requirements in chs. NR 664, 665 and 670 if the owner or operator complies with all applicable requirements of this subchapter.
NR 666.900 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 666.901 NR 666.901Definitions. The following definitions apply to this subchapter:
NR 666.901(1) (1)“Affected municipality" means a town, city, village or county in which a collection facility is located, or is proposed to be located.
NR 666.901(2) (2)“Collection facility" means a facility established to collect or store household hazardous waste or very small quantity generator waste, or both.
NR 666.901(3) (3)“Elementary neutralization unit” means a container or tank used for neutralizing wastes that are hazardous only because they exhibit the corrosivity characteristic defined in s. NR 661.0022, or they are listed in subch. D of ch. NR 661 only for corrosivity.
NR 666.901(4) (4)“Household hazardous waste" means a household waste that exhibits a characteristic of hazardous waste or is listed in ch. NR 661.
NR 666.901(5) (5)“Permanent collection facility" means a collection facility where household hazardous waste or very small quantity generator waste, or both, is collected or stored for more than 5 consecutive days.
NR 666.901(6) (6)“Temporary collection facility" means a collection facility where household hazardous waste or very small quantity generator waste, or both, is collected or stored for no more than 5 consecutive days.
NR 666.901 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06; CR 19-082: am. (3) Register August 2020 No. 776, eff. 9-1-20.
NR 666.902 NR 666.902Standards for design of permanent collection facilities. The owner or operator of a permanent collection facility shall construct and maintain the facility according to all of the following minimum design criteria:
NR 666.902(1) (1)A collection facility may not be located in any of the following:
NR 666.902(1)(a) (a) A flood plain.
NR 666.902(1)(b) (b) A wetland.
NR 666.902(1)(c) (c) A habitat determined by the department to be critical to the continued existence of any threatened or endangered species listed in ch. NR 27.
NR 666.902(2) (2)The maximum amount of hazardous waste stored may not exceed 240,000 pounds (109,091 kg).
NR 666.902(3) (3)All hazardous waste shall be stored in containers in a building completely enclosed with a floor, walls and roof to prevent exposure to the elements, or in an equivalent manner, if approved by the department.
NR 666.902(4) (4)The floor underlying the containers shall be free of cracks and gaps and sufficiently impervious to contain leaks and spills until the released material is detected and removed.
NR 666.902(5) (5)The floor shall be sloped or a containment system shall be designed and operated to drain and remove liquids resulting from leaks or spills, unless the containers are elevated or are otherwise prevented from contact with accumulated liquids.
NR 666.902(6) (6)The containment system shall have sufficient capacity to contain the volume of the largest container, or 10% of the volume of all containers, whichever is greater. Containers that do not contain free liquids need not be considered in this determination.
NR 666.902(7) (7)Spilled or leaked waste shall be removed from the sump or collection area in as timely a manner as is necessary to prevent overflow of the collection system, or within 24 hours, whichever is less.
NR 666.902 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06; CR 16-007: am. (3) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17.
NR 666.903 NR 666.903Standards for operation of permanent collection facilities. An owner or operator of a permanent collection facility shall comply with all of the following:
NR 666.903(1) (1) notification . At least 30 days prior to first accepting hazardous waste from off-site, submit the “Notification of Activity for Household and Very Small Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste Collection Facility" form 4430-020 to the department and to the clerk of the affected municipalities.
NR 666.903 Note Note: This is a one-time notification. Collection facilities are not required to re-submit the form unless there is a change in ownership or facility operations. Form 4430-020 may be obtained from the department by E-mail: or phone: (608) 266-2111.
NR 666.903(2) (2) Storage time limit. Store hazardous waste for no longer than one year from the date the waste is received.
NR 666.903(3) (3) Container management. Manage containers of hazardous waste according to all of the following:
NR 666.903(3)(a) (a) Label each container with either the words “hazardous waste" or other words that identify the contents of the container.
NR 666.903(3)(b) (b) Clearly mark the accumulation start date on each container.
NR 666.903(3)(c) (c) Store waste in containers that are in good condition and compatible with the waste being stored.
NR 666.903(3)(d) (d) Store containers closed except when adding or removing waste.
NR 666.903(3)(e) (e) Open, handle and store containers to prevent ruptures and leaks.
NR 666.903(3)(f) (f) Inspect containers and the areas where they are stored at least weekly for leaks and deterioration caused by corrosion or other factors. Take immediate action to correct problems found during inspections.
NR 666.903(3)(g) (g) Maintain adequate aisle space in the container storage areas to allow for unobstructed movement of personnel, fire protection and spill control equipment in an emergency.
NR 666.903(4) (4) Ignitable, reactive or incompatible waste. Manage ignitable, reactive or incompatible wastes according to all of the following:
NR 666.903(4)(a) (a) Store incompatible wastes in separate containers.
NR 666.903(4)(b) (b) Separate containers of incompatible wastes by means of a dike, berm, wall or other device.
NR 666.903(4)(c) (c) Store and protect ignitable or reactive wastes from sources of ignition or reaction.
NR 666.903(4)(d) (d) Post “No Smoking" signs in ignitable and reactive waste storage areas.
NR 666.903(5) (5) Security. Control entry of unauthorized persons to the container storage area at all times.
NR 666.903(6) (6) Preparedness and prevention. Operate the facility to prevent fires or explosions or releases of hazardous waste which could threaten human health or the environment.
NR 666.903(7) (7) Emergency equipment. Equip the facility with all of the following:
NR 666.903(7)(a) (a) An internal communications or alarm system capable of providing immediate emergency instruction (voice or signal) to facility personnel.
NR 666.903(7)(b) (b) A telephone (immediately available at the scene of operations) or a hand-held 2-way radio, capable of summoning emergency assistance from local police departments, fire departments or state or local emergency response teams.
NR 666.903(7)(c) (c) Portable fire extinguishers, fire control equipment (including special extinguishing equipment, such as that using foam, inert gas or dry chemicals) and spill control equipment.
NR 666.903(8) (8) Testing and maintenance of emergency equipment. Test and maintain all facility communications or alarm systems, fire protection equipment and spill control equipment, where required, as necessary to assure its proper operation in time of emergency.
NR 666.903(9) (9) Contingency plan. Prepare a contingency plan which describes the actions of facility personnel in response to fires, explosions or any releases of hazardous waste or materials. A spill prevention, control and countermeasures (SPCC) plan or some other emergency or contingency plan may be amended to incorporate the requirements of this subsection. Keep a copy of the contingency plan and all revisions at the facility and submit a copy to all local police departments, fire departments, hospitals and state and local emergency response teams that may be called upon to provide emergency services. Review and immediately amend the plan if the plan fails in an emergency or if changes are made to the design or operation that increase the potential for fires, explosions or releases of hazardous waste or changes the response necessary in an emergency. The plan shall be implemented immediately whenever there is a fire, explosion or release of hazardous waste that could threaten human health or the environment. The plan shall include all of the following:
NR 666.903(9)(a) (a) A description of the arrangements agreed to by local police departments, fire departments, hospitals, contractors and state and local emergency response teams to coordinate emergency services.
NR 666.903(9)(b) (b) An up to date list of names, addresses and phone numbers (office and home) of all persons qualified to act as emergency coordinator. Where more than one person is listed, one shall be named as primary emergency coordinator and others shall be listed in the order in which they will assume responsibility as alternates. The primary and alternate emergency coordinators shall:
NR 666.903(9)(b)1. 1. Either be on the facility premises or available to respond to an emergency by reaching the facility within a short period of time.
NR 666.903(9)(b)2. 2. Be thoroughly familiar with all aspects of the facility's contingency plan, all operations and activities at the facility, the location and characteristics of waste handled, the location of all records within the facility and the facility layout.
NR 666.903(9)(b)3. 3. Have the authority to commit the resources needed to carry out the contingency plan.
NR 666.903(9)(c) (c) An up to date list of all emergency equipment at the facility, such as fire extinguishing systems, spill control equipment, communications and alarm systems. In addition, the plan shall include the location and a physical description of each item on the list and a brief outline of its capabilities.
NR 666.903(9)(d) (d) A plan to evacuate facility personnel where an evacuation may be necessary. Include the signals to be used to begin evacuation, evacuation routes and alternate evacuation routes (in cases where the primary routes could be blocked by releases of hazardous waste or fires).
NR 666.903(10) (10) Emergency coordinator. Assign at least one employee as emergency coordinator. The emergency coordinator shall be responsible for all of the following:
NR 666.903(10)(a) (a) Whenever there is an imminent or actual emergency situation, immediately:
NR 666.903(10)(a)1. 1. Activate internal facility alarms or communication systems, where applicable, to notify all facility personnel.
NR 666.903(10)(a)2. 2. Notify appropriate state or local agencies with designated response roles if their help is needed.
NR 666.903(10)(b) (b) In the event of a fire, explosion or other release:
NR 666.903(10)(b)1. 1. Immediately notify the national response center using their 24-hour toll free number (800) 424-8802 if there is a threat to human health or if a spill has reached surface water. Notification shall include the name and address of the facility owner, date, time and type of incident, quantity and type of hazardous waste involved in the incident, extent of injuries, if any, and estimated quantity and disposition of recovered materials, if any.
NR 666.903(10)(b)2. 2. Notify the division of emergency management at (800) 943-0003, and comply with the remedial action requirements of s. 292.11, Stats., and ch. NR 706.
NR 666.903(10)(b)3. 3. Identify the character, exact source, amount and areal extent of any released materials.
NR 666.903(10)(b)4. 4. Assess possible hazards to human health or the environment that may result from the release, fire or explosion. This assessment shall consider both direct and indirect effects of the release, fire or explosion.
NR 666.903(10)(c) (c) Take all reasonable measures necessary to ensure that fires, explosions and releases do not occur, recur or spread to other hazardous waste at the facility.
NR 666.903(10)(d) (d) Immediately after an emergency, provide for treating, storing or disposing of recovered waste, contaminated soil or surface water or any other material that results from a release, fire or explosion at the facility.
NR 666.903 Note Note: Unless the owner or operator can demonstrate, according to s. NR 661.0003 (3) or (4), that the recovered material is not a hazardous waste, the owner or operator becomes a generator of hazardous waste and shall manage it according to all applicable requirements of chs. NR 662 and 663 and this subchapter.
NR 666.903(11) (11) Personnel training. Train all facility personnel, either by classroom instruction or on the job training, related to job duties to ensure they are thoroughly familiar with proper waste handling procedures and are able to respond effectively to emergencies. Employees shall not work in unsupervised positions until the training is completed. The training shall:
NR 666.903(11)(a) (a) Familiarize staff with proper waste handling procedures and emergency equipment and procedures.
NR 666.903(11)(b) (b) Be completed within six months of employment.
NR 666.903(11)(c) (c) Be reviewed annually for all staff.
NR 666.903(12) (12) Annual report. If any hazardous waste is shipped to a licensed or permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal facility or recycling facility, other than a permanent collection facility, prepare and submit a single copy of an annual report to the department by March 1 of each year. The annual report shall be submitted on department forms and cover generator activities during the previous year.
NR 666.903 Note Note: Information on annual reporting is available at:
NR 666.903(13) (13) Recordkeeping. Retain copies of annual reports and results of any laboratory hazardous waste analyses for a minimum of 3 years.
NR 666.903(14) (14) Bulking. If hazardous waste is bulked, prevent the mixing of incompatible wastes by testing or applying knowledge of the waste.
NR 666.903(15) (15) treatment. If hazardous waste is treated, it shall only be done by being neutralized in an elementary neutralization unit, or by the addition of absorbent materials to wastes.
NR 666.903(16) (16) Very small quantity generator waste. If hazardous waste is accepted from very small quantity generators, provide a shipment receipt to the very small quantity generator. The shipment receipt shall include the information specified in pars. (a) to (c), and copies of the receipts shall be retained according to par. (d).
NR 666.903(16)(a) (a) The generator's company name and location, including street address, city and state.
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