Yes, small quantity and large quantity generators of hazardous waste may manage these wastes as hazardous waste in a Satellite Accumulation Area.
Section 262.34(c) of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste states, in part:
A generator may accumulate as much as 55 gallons of hazardous waste in containers … at or near the point of generation where wastes initially accumulate, which is under the control of the operator of the process generating the waste, without a permit … provided he:
- Complies with §§ 265.171, 265.172, and 265.173(a) of these Regulations; and
- Marks his containers either with the words ‘Hazardous Waste’ or with other words that identify the contents of the containers.
The CAPS allows generators of hazardous waste fluorescent lamps to maintain one satellite area, provided this area is located near, and under the direct control of the personnel responsible for maintaining and replacing fluorescent lamps at the site. Should your site choose to satellite accumulate fluorescent lamps, the CAPS will allow the accumulation of lamps up to 2,800 linear feet. For example, 700 intact four foot length lamps may be kept in one satellite area. Once the lamps are accumulated, each box or container holding the lamps must be dated and moved to your site’s hazardous waste accumulation area. Once in the accumulation area, the waste fluorescent lamps may be accumulated up to the number of days afforded your site’s generator category classification, e.g., 90 days for large quantity generators of hazardous waste or 180 days for small quantity generators of hazardous waste.