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Hazardous Waste Generators and Tiered Permitting

The Hazardous Waste Generator Program covers businesses that generate any quantity of hazardous waste. The CUPA conducts annual inspections of businesses generating hazardous waste to determine compliance with State laws and local ordinances.

Tiered Permitting refers to a graduated series of requirements applicable to hazardous waste generators conducting onsite treatment of their own hazardous waste. There are three tiers of hazardous waste treatment.

The level of regulation is scaled to the relative risk and complexity involved under each treatment tier. In ascending order, the tiers are:

  • Conditionally exempt (CE)
  • Conditional authorization (CA)
  • Permit by rule (PBR)