hazardous waste

Large Quantity Generator (LQG)

Large Quantity Generators (LQGs) LQGs generate the most waste and are subject to most stringent requirements. LQGs must also comply with specific requirements for waste testing and recordkeeping, more stringent storage time limits, more stringent employee training and contingency planning requirements.

Small Quantity Generator (SQG)

Small Quantity Generators (SQGs) SQGs are subject to more stringent requirements than CEGs, but less stringent than LQGs. SQGs must also comply with requirements for recordkeeping, waste inventory and inspections, personnel training, emergency preparedness and prevention, facility closure, and more stringent on-site waste storage requirements. SQG requirements are specified under VHWMR § 7-307.

Conditionally Exempt Generator (CEG)

Conditionally Exempt Generators (CEGs): The CEG category is designated for hazardous waste generators who produce the least amount of hazardous waste. CEGs must comply with basic requirements for making waste determinations, notification, hazardous waste management and storage, and ensuring that their hazardous wastes are disposed of appropriately (many disposal methods are available to CEGs).

Compliance Inspections

Inspections of generators of hazardous waste are required by State law, to protect human health and the environment. A typical inspection includes a walk-through and viewing of waste generating and storage areas, and review of documentation including shipping documents (manifests and bills of lading), contingency plans, and other hazardous waste documents.

Regulations, Statutes & Procedures

2021 Proposed Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations:

The Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (VHWMR) are in the process of being revised to incorporate new federal regulatory requirements and changes that Vermont’s hazardous waste program has found necessary through implementation of the current rule. Below are links to copies of the proposed rule, an annotated version of the proposed rule showing all changes made to the current VHWMR, and a summary of the more significant proposed changes.  


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