NR 673.13(2)(b) (b) A container that does not meet the requirements of par. (a), provided that the unacceptable container is overpacked in a container that does meet the requirements of par. (a).
NR 673.13(2)(c) (c) A tank that meets the requirements of subch. J of ch. NR 665, except for ss. NR 665.0197 (3) and 665.0200.
NR 673.13(2)(d) (d) A transport vehicle or vessel that is closed, structurally sound, compatible with the pesticide and that lacks evidence of leakage, spillage or damage that could cause leakage under reasonably foreseeable conditions.
NR 673.13(3) (3)Universal waste mercury-containing equipment. A small quantity handler of universal waste shall manage universal waste mercury-containing equipment in a way that prevent releases of any universal waste or component of a universal waste to the environment, as follows:
NR 673.13(3)(a) (a) A small quantity handler of universal waste shall place in a container any universal waste mercury-containing equipment with non-contained elemental mercury or that shows evidence of leakage, spillage, or damage that could cause leakage under reasonably foreseeable conditions in a container. The container shall be closed, structurally sound, compatible with the contents of the mercury-containing equipment, shall lack evidence of leakage, spillage, or damage that could cause leakage under reasonably foreseeable conditions, and shall be reasonably designed to prevent the escape of mercury into the environment by volatilization or any other means.
NR 673.13(3)(b) (b) A small quantity handler of universal waste may remove mercury-containing ampules from universal waste mercury-containing equipment provided the handler does all of the following:
NR 673.13(3)(b)1. 1. Removes the ampules in a manner designed to prevent breakage of the ampules.
NR 673.13(3)(b)2. 2. Removes ampules only over or in a containment device (e.g., tray or pan sufficient to collect and contain any mercury released from an ampule in case of breakage).
NR 673.13(3)(b)3. 3. Ensures that a mercury clean-up system is readily available to immediately transfer any mercury resulting from spills or leaks from broken ampules, from the containment device to a container that meets the requirements of ss. NR 662.015 and 662.016.
NR 673.13(3)(b)4. 4. Immediately transfers any mercury resulting from spills or leaks from broken ampules from the containment device to a container that meets the requirements of ss. NR 662.015 and 662.016.
NR 673.13(3)(b)5. 5. Ensures that the area in which ampules are removed is well ventilated and monitored to ensure compliance with applicable exposure levels for mercury adopted under 29 USC 651 to 678 or s. 101.055, Stats.
NR 673.13 Note Note: Title 29 USC 651 to 678 is also known as the federal occupational safety and health act (OSHA). Chapter SPS 332 implements s. 101.055, Stats.
NR 673.13(3)(b)6. 6. Ensures that employees removing ampules are thoroughly familiar with proper waste mercury handling and emergency procedures, including transfer of mercury from containment devices to appropriate containers.
NR 673.13(3)(b)7. 7. Stores removed ampules in closed, non-leaking containers that are in good condition.
NR 673.13(3)(b)8. 8. Packs removed ampules in the container with packing materials adequate to prevent breakage during storage, handling and transportation.
NR 673.13(3)(c) (c) A small quantity handler of universal waste mercury-containing equipment that does not contain an ampule may remove the open original housing holding the mercury from universal waste mercury-containing equipment provided the handler:
NR 673.13(3)(c)1. 1. Immediately seals the original housing holding the mercury with an air-tight seal to prevent the release of any mercury to the environment.
NR 673.13(3)(c)2. 2. Follows all requirements for removing ampules and managing removed ampules under par. (b).
NR 673.13(3)(c)3. 3. If the mercury, residues or other solid waste is not hazardous, the handler may manage the waste in any way that is in compliance with chs. 287 and 289, Stats., chs. NR 500 to 524 and applicable federal or local solid waste regulations.
NR 673.13(3)(d)1.1. A small quantity handler of universal waste who removes mercury-containing ampules from mercury-containing equipment or seals mercury from mercury-containing equipment in its original housing shall determine whether the following exhibit a characteristic of hazardous waste identified in subch. C of ch. NR 661:
NR 673.13(3)(d)1.a. a. Mercury or clean-up residues resulting from spills or leaks.
NR 673.13(3)(d)1.b. b. Other solid waste generated as a result of the removal of mercury-containing ampules or housings (for example, the remaining mercury-containing device).
NR 673.13(3)(d)2. 2. If the mercury, residues, or other solid waste exhibits a characteristic of hazardous waste, it shall be managed in compliance with all applicable requirements of chs. NR 660 to 670. The handler is considered the generator of the mercury, residues or other waste and shall manage it subject to ch. NR 662.
NR 673.13(3)(d)3. 3. If the mercury, residues, or other solid waste is not hazardous, the handler may manage the waste in any way that is in compliance with chs. 287 and 289, Stats., chs. NR 500 to 524, and applicable federal solid waste regulations.
NR 673.13(4) (4)Lamps. A small quantity handler of universal waste shall manage lamps in all of the following ways that prevent releases of any universal waste or component of a universal waste to the environment:
NR 673.13(4)(a) (a) A small quantity handler of universal waste shall contain any lamp in containers or packages that are structurally sound, adequate to prevent breakage and compatible with the contents of the lamps. The containers and packages shall remain closed and shall lack evidence of leakage, spillage or damage that could cause leakage under reasonably foreseeable conditions.
NR 673.13(4)(b) (b) A small quantity handler of universal waste shall immediately clean up and place in a container any lamp that is broken and shall place in a container any lamp that shows evidence of breakage, leakage or damage that could cause the release of mercury or other hazardous constituents to the environment. Containers shall be closed, structurally sound, compatible with the contents of the lamps and shall lack evidence of leakage, spillage or damage that could cause leakage or releases of mercury or other hazardous constituents to the environment under reasonably foreseeable conditions.
NR 673.13 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06; CR 16-007: am. (1) (c) 2., (3) (intro.), (a), (b) (intro.), r. and recr. (3) (c) and am. (3) (c) 3., cr. (3) (d) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17; correction in (3) (d) 3. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register July 2017 No. 739; CR 19-082: am. (3) (b) 3., 4. Register August 2020 No. 776, eff. 9-1-20.
NR 673.14 NR 673.14 Labeling and marking. A small quantity handler of universal waste shall label or mark the universal waste to identify the type of universal waste as specified below:
NR 673.14(1) (1)Universal waste batteries (i.e., each battery), or a container in which the batteries are contained, shall be labeled or marked clearly with the phrase “Universal Waste — Batteries", “Waste Batteries" or “Used Batteries."
NR 673.14(2) (2)A container (or multiple container package unit), tank or transport vehicle or vessel in which recalled universal waste pesticides as described in s. NR 673.03 (1) (a) are contained shall be labeled or marked clearly with all of the following:
NR 673.14(2)(a) (a) The label that was on or accompanied the product as sold or distributed.
NR 673.14(2)(b) (b) The words “Universal Waste — Pesticides" or “Waste-Pesticides".
NR 673.14(3) (3)A container, tank or transport vehicle or vessel in which unused pesticide products as described in s. NR 673.03 (1) (b) are contained shall be labeled or marked clearly with all of the following:
NR 673.14(3)(a)1.1. The label that was on the product when purchased, if still legible.
NR 673.14(3)(a)2. 2. If using the labels described in subd. 1. is not feasible, the appropriate label as required under the U.S. department of transportation regulation 49 CFR part 172.
NR 673.14(3)(a)3. 3. If using the labels described in subds. 1. and 2. is not feasible, another label prescribed or designated by the waste pesticide collection program administered or recognized by the state of Wisconsin.
NR 673.14(3)(b) (b) The words “Universal Waste-Pesticides" or “Waste-Pesticides".
NR 673.14(4)(a)(a) Universal waste mercury-containing equipment (for instance, each device), or a container in which the equipment is contained, shall be labeled or marked clearly with any of the following phrases: “Universal Waste — Mercury-Containing Equipment,” “Waste Mercury-Containing Equipment,” or “Used Mercury-Containing Equipment.”
NR 673.14(4)(b) (b) A universal waste mercury-containing thermostat or container containing only universal waste mercury-containing thermostats may be labeled or marked clearly with any of the following phrases: “Universal Waste — Mercury Thermostats,” “ Waste Mercury Thermostats” or “Used Mercury Thermostats.”
NR 673.14(5) (5)Each lamp or a container or package in which the lamps are contained shall be labeled or marked clearly with the phrase “Universal Waste — Lamps", “Waste Lamps" or “Used Lamps".
NR 673.14 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06; CR 16-007: r. and recr. (4) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17.
NR 673.15 NR 673.15 Accumulation time limits.
NR 673.15(1)(1)A small quantity handler of universal waste may accumulate universal waste for no longer than one year from the date the universal waste is generated, or received from another handler, unless the requirements of sub. (2) are met.
NR 673.15(2) (2)A small quantity handler of universal waste may accumulate universal waste for longer than one year from the date the universal waste is generated, or received from another handler, if this activity is solely for the purpose of accumulation of quantities of universal waste as necessary to facilitate proper recovery, treatment or disposal. However, the handler bears the burden of proving that this activity is solely for the purpose of accumulation of quantities of universal waste as necessary to facilitate proper recovery, treatment or disposal.
NR 673.15(3) (3)A small quantity handler of universal waste who accumulates universal waste shall be able to demonstrate the length of time that the universal waste has been accumulated from the date it becomes a waste or is received. The handler may make this demonstration by doing any of the following:
NR 673.15(3)(a) (a) Placing the universal waste in a container and marking or labeling the container with the earliest date that any universal waste in the container became a waste or was received.
NR 673.15(3)(b) (b) Marking or labeling each individual item of universal waste (e.g., each battery or thermostat) with the date it became a waste or was received.
NR 673.15(3)(c) (c) Maintaining an inventory system on-site that identifies the date each universal waste became a waste or was received.
NR 673.15(3)(d) (d) Maintaining an inventory system on-site that identifies the earliest date that any universal waste in a group of universal waste items or a group of containers of universal waste became a waste or was received.
NR 673.15(3)(e) (e) Placing the universal waste in a specific accumulation area and identifying the earliest date that any universal waste in the area became a waste or was received.
NR 673.15(3)(f) (f) Any other method which clearly demonstrates the length of time that the universal waste has been accumulated from the date it becomes a waste or is received.
NR 673.15 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 673.16 NR 673.16 Employee training. A small quantity handler of universal waste shall inform all employees who handle or have responsibility for managing universal waste. The information shall describe proper handling and emergency procedures appropriate to the types of universal waste handled at the facility.
NR 673.16 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 673.17 NR 673.17 Response to releases.
NR 673.17(1)(1)A small quantity handler of universal waste shall immediately contain all releases of universal wastes and other residues from universal wastes.
NR 673.17(2) (2)A small quantity handler of universal waste shall determine whether any material resulting from the release is hazardous waste, and if so, shall manage the hazardous waste in compliance with all applicable requirements of chs. NR 660 to 670. The handler is considered the generator of the material resulting from the release, and shall manage it in compliance with ch. NR 662.
NR 673.17 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 673.18 NR 673.18 Off-site shipments.
NR 673.18(1)(1)A small quantity handler of universal waste is prohibited from sending or taking universal waste to a place other than another universal waste handler, a destination facility or a foreign destination.
NR 673.18(2) (2)If a small quantity handler of universal waste self-transports universal waste off-site, the handler becomes a universal waste transporter for those self-transportation activities and shall comply with the transporter requirements of subch. D while transporting the universal waste.
NR 673.18(3) (3)If a universal waste being offered for off-site transportation meets the definition of hazardous materials under 49 CFR parts 171 to 180, a small quantity handler of universal waste shall package, label, mark and placard the shipment, and prepare the proper shipping papers in accordance with the applicable U.S. department of transportation regulations under 49 CFR parts 172 to 180.
NR 673.18(4) (4)Prior to sending a shipment of universal waste to another universal waste handler, the originating handler shall ensure that the receiving handler agrees to receive the shipment.
NR 673.18(5) (5)If a small quantity handler of universal waste sends a shipment of universal waste to another handler or to a destination facility and the shipment is rejected by the receiving handler or destination facility, the originating handler shall do one of the following:
NR 673.18(5)(a) (a) Receive the waste back when notified that the shipment has been rejected.
NR 673.18(5)(b) (b) Agree with the receiving handler on a destination facility to which the shipment will be sent.
NR 673.18(6) (6)A small quantity handler of universal waste may reject a shipment containing universal waste, or a portion of a shipment containing universal waste, that the handler has received from another handler. If a handler rejects a shipment or a portion of a shipment, the handler shall contact the originating handler to notify the originating handler of the rejection and to discuss reshipment of the load. The handler shall do one of the following:
NR 673.18(6)(a) (a) Send the shipment back to the originating handler.
NR 673.18(6)(b) (b) If agreed to by both the originating and receiving handler, send the shipment to a destination facility.
NR 673.18(7) (7)If a small quantity handler of universal waste receives a shipment containing hazardous waste that is not a universal waste, the handler shall immediately notify the department of the illegal shipment, and provide the name, address and phone number of the originating shipper. The department will provide instructions for managing the hazardous waste.
NR 673.18(8) (8)If a small quantity handler of universal waste receives a shipment of non-hazardous, non-universal waste, the handler may manage the waste in any way that is in compliance with chs. 287 and 289, Stats., chs. NR 500 to 524 and applicable federal or local solid waste regulations.
NR 673.18 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06; CR 16-007: am. (8) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17.
NR 673.19 NR 673.19 Tracking shipments. A small quantity handler of universal waste is not required to keep records of shipments of universal waste.
NR 673.19 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 673.20 NR 673.20 Exports. A small quantity handler of universal waste who sends universal waste to a foreign destination is subject to the requirements of subch. H of ch. NR 662.
NR 673.20 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06; CR 19-082: renum. (intro.) to NR 673.20, r. (1) to (3) Register August 2020 No. 776, eff. 9-1-20.
subch. C of ch. NR 673 Subchapter C — Large Quantity Handlers
NR 673.30 NR 673.30 Applicability. This subchapter applies to large quantity handlers of universal waste.
NR 673.30 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 673.31 NR 673.31 Prohibitions. A large quantity handler of universal waste is prohibited from doing any of the following:
NR 673.31(1) (1)Disposing of universal waste.
NR 673.31(2) (2)Diluting or treating universal waste, except by responding to releases as provided in s. NR 673.37, or by managing specific wastes as provided in s. NR 673.33.
NR 673.31 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 673.32 NR 673.32 Notification.
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