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Asbestos (Buildings) Summary Full Text
Boilers Summary Full Text
Diesel Fuel Storage Tanks Summary Full Text
Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) Summary Full Text
Landscaping Summary Full Text
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Summary Full Text
Recycling Summary Full Text
Refrigeration Systems and HVAC Summary Full Text
Stormwater Summary Full Text
Tanks, Underground Summary Full Text

Asbestos (Buildings)
Applies to: Any facility where demolition and renovation operations involve processing, handling, or disposing of asbestos-containg material
Requires: Rules cover exposure limits, work practices, and documentation
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Applies to: Facilities with industrial/commercial/institutional (ICI) boilers rated above 10 MMBtu/hr (2.9 megawatts) are covered by federal air pollution regulations. Some states regulate smaller boilers.
Requires: Permits are required for new units. Proposed regulations will affect existing units.
See also:
  • Hazardous Waste (ash from coal-fired boilers)
  • Tank regulations for liquid-fueled boilers:
  • Diesel Fuel Storage Tanks
    Applies to: Any facility with Diesel fuel storage capacity exceeding 110 gallons (for underground tanks) or 1,320 gallons (10,000 lb) for above-ground tanks
    Requires: For underground tanks: registration; leak detection and corrosion protection systems; insurance coverage. For above ground tanks: spill prevention and control plans, other safety-related requirements.
    See also:
  • Fueling Operations - Best Practices
  • Spills and Leaks, Prevention
  • Spills and Leaks, Reporting
  • Tanks, Underground
  • Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom)
    Applies to: Businesses that use hazardous chemicals at maintenance facilities, terminals, warehouses, etc.
    Requires: Employers that use hazardous chemicals in their facilities must have a program to ensure that information on risks associated with the chemicals, obtained from the chemical manufacturers, is communicated to anyone in the workplace who may be affected by the chemicals.
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  • Landscaping
    Applies to: All landscaping and related maintenance operations
    Requires: Best practices -- voluntary, but recommended
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    Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
    Applies to: Any facility that owns and/or operates electrical equipment containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in concentrations above a specified limit
    Requires: Equipment still in service must be inspected quarterly for leaks; out of service equipment cannot be sold, and cannot be stored for more than 30 days, but must be disposed of according to EPA regulations
    See also:
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Recycling
    Applies to: Any facility that generates any of a wide variety of solid wastes, including corrugated cardboard and wooden pallets
    Requires: Recycling is generally voluntary (except in a few cities), but can be beneficial economically and can contribute to a positive public perception
    See also:
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Waste Determination
  • Universal Waste
  • Refrigeration Systems and HVAC
    Applies to: All transportation operations that own or service air conditioning and refrigeration equipment
    Requires: Maintenance of systems must be carried out according to rules designed to minimize the release of ozone depleting substances; rules include certification of technicians, and require corrective action in case of leaks
    See also:
  • Clean Air Act
  • Stormwater
    Applies to: All industrial facilities that discharge stormwater, including runoff from rooftops, parking lots, and other impervious areas.
    Requires: Facilities must either obtain a permit or submit a no exposure certification form.
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    Tanks, Underground
    Applies to: Any facility having an underground tank storing more than 110 gallons of either petroleum or certain hazardous substances (some state rules may be more stringent)
    Requires: Facilities must register then installation with the appropriate state agency, must maintain leak detection, corrosion control, and other systems, and must follow closure requirements for temporarily or permanently closed tanks
    See also:
  • Diesel Fuel Storage Tanks
  • Oil, Used
  • Spills and Leaks, Prevention
  • Spills and Leaks, Reporting
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