The Key to Compliance: Why Large Quantity Generators of Hazardous Waste Need a Quick Reference Guide in their Contingency Plans

For large quantity generators (LQGs) of hazardous waste, compliance with regulatory requirements is paramount. One common audit finding that LQGs should be aware of is the lack of a quick reference guide in their contingency plans. A quick reference guide is a relatively new requirement for large quantity generators as it became effective May 30, 2017, as part of the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule. Audits of LQGs often reveal deficiencies in their contingency plans, including the lack of a quick reference guide. By addressing this common finding, LQGs can proactively demonstrate their commitment to compliance and preparedness.

During emergencies, quick access to critical information is crucial. A quick reference guide provides easy access to essential information like key contacts and emergency procedures. This guide can streamline response efforts by providing clear instructions and reducing the need to search for information. Additionally, it serves as a valuable training tool to help employees familiarize themselves with emergency protocols.

It is essential to regularly review and update the quick reference guide to reflect any changes in regulations, personnel, or procedures. Are you an LQG looking to enhance your contingency plan? Contact us today to learn how we can help you develop a comprehensive quick reference guide tailored to your specific needs.


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