Rule 3745-52-15 | Satellite accumulation area requirements for small quantity generators and large quantity generators.
(A) A generator may accumulate as much as fifty-five gallons of non-acute hazardous waste and either one quart of liquid acute hazardous waste listed in rule 3745-51-31 or paragraph (E) of rule 3745-51-33 of the Administrative Code or one kilogram (kg) (2.2 pounds) of solid acute hazardous waste listed in rule 3745-51-31 or paragraph (E) of rule 3745-51-33 of the Administrative Code in containers at or near any point of generation where wastes initially accumulate which is under the control of the operator of the process generating the waste, without a permit or permit by rule and without complying with Chapters 3745-50, 3745-54 to 3745-57, 3745-65 to 3745-69, 3745-205, 3745-256, and 3745-266 of the Administrative Code, provided that all of the conditions for exemption in this rule are met. A generator may comply with the conditions for exemption in this rule instead of complying with the conditions for exemption in paragraph (B) of rule 3745-52-16 or paragraph (A) of rule 3745-52-17 of the Administrative Code, except as required in paragraphs (A)(7) and (A)(8) of rule 3745-52-15 of the Administrative Code. The conditions for exemption for satellite accumulation are as follows:
(1) If a container holding hazardous waste is not in good condition, or if the container begins to leak, the generator shall immediately transfer the hazardous waste from this container to a container that is in good condition and does not leak, or immediately transfer and manage the waste in a central accumulation area operated in compliance with paragraph (B) of rule 3745-52-16 or paragraph (A) of rule 3745-52-17 of the Administrative Code.
(2) The generator shall use a container made of or lined with materials that will not react with, and are otherwise compatible with, the hazardous waste to be accumulated, so that the ability of the container to contain the waste is not impaired.
(3) Special standards for incompatible wastes.
(a) Incompatible wastes, or incompatible wastes and materials, (see appendix to rule 3745-66-99 of the Administrative Code for examples) shall not be placed in the same container, unless paragraph (B) of rule 3745-65-17 of the Administrative Code is complied with.
(b) Hazardous waste shall not be placed in an unwashed container that previously held an incompatible waste or material (see appendix to rule 3745-66-99 of the Administrative Code for examples), unless paragraph (B) of rule 3745-65-17 of the Administrative Code is complied with.
(c) A container holding a hazardous waste that is incompatible with any waste or other materials accumulated nearby in other containers shall be separated from the other materials or protected from the incompatible waste or material by any practical means.
(4) A container holding hazardous waste shall be closed at all times during accumulation, except when either of the following occur:
(a) When adding, removing, or consolidating waste.
(b) When temporary venting of a container is necessary due to either of the following:
(i) For the proper operation of equipment.
(ii) To prevent dangerous situations, such as build-up of extreme pressure.
(5) A generator shall mark or label the generator's container with all of the following:
(a) The words "Hazardous Waste."
(b) An indication of the hazards of the contents [examples include, but are not limited to, the applicable hazardous waste characteristic (i.e., ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic); hazard communication consistent with the department of transportation requirements at 49 C.F.R. Part 172 subpart E (labeling) or subpart F (placarding); a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with the occupational safety and health administration hazard communication standard at 29 C.F.R. 1910.1200; or a chemical hazard label consistent with the national fire protection association code 704].
(6) A generator who accumulates either acute hazardous waste listed in rule 3745-51-31 or paragraph (E) of rule 3745-51-33 of the Administrative Code or non-acute hazardous waste in excess of the amounts listed in paragraph (A) of this rule at or near any point of generation shall do the following:
(a) Within three consecutive calendar days, comply with the applicable central accumulation area requirements in paragraph (B) of rule 3745-52-16 or paragraph (A) of rule 3745-52-17 of the Administrative Code; or
(b) Remove the excess from the satellite accumulation area within three consecutive calendar days to one of the following:
(ii) An on-site permit by rule or permitted treatment, storage, or disposal facility.
(iii) An off-site designated facility; and
(c) During the three-consecutive-calendar-day period, the generator shall continue to comply with paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(5) of this rule. The generator shall mark or label the container holding the excess accumulation of hazardous waste with the date the excess amount began accumulating.
(7) All satellite accumulation areas operated by a small quantity generator shall meet the preparedness and prevention requirements of paragraph (B)(8) of rule 3745-52-16 and emergency procedures of paragraph (B)(9) of rule 3745-52-16 of the Administrative Code.
(8) All satellite accumulation areas operated by a large quantity generator shall meet the preparedness, prevention, and emergency procedures in rules 3745-52-250 to 3745-52-265 of the Administrative Code.
[Comment: For dates of non-regulatory government publications, publications of recognized organizations and associations, federal rules, and federal statutory provisions referenced in this rule, see rule 3745-50-11 of the Administrative Code titled "Incorporated by reference."]
Five Year Review Date: 10/5/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 7/27/1980, 4/15/1981, 5/22/1981 (Emer.), 8/26/1981 (Emer.), 12/2/1981, 1/7/1983, 5/29/1985 (Emer.), 8/29/1985, 9/22/1986, 12/8/1988, 12/30/1989, 4/1/1990, 2/11/1992, 2/14/1995, 9/2/1997, 10/20/1998, 12/7/2000, 3/13/2002, 12/7/2004, 2/16/2009, 9/5/2010, 3/17/2012, 10/31/2015