26.13.10.15

.15 Small Quantity Handlers of Universal Waste Lamps — Specific Management Standards.

A. A small quantity handler of universal waste shall manage universal waste lamps in a way that prevents release of any universal waste or any component of universal waste to the environment.

B. A small quantity handler of universal waste:

(1) Shall contain any lamp that the handler is managing as universal waste in a container or package that is:

(a) Structurally sound;

(b) Adequate to prevent breakage of the contents of the container or package;

(c) Compatible with the contents of the lamps;

(d) Kept closed except when adding waste to, or removing waste from, the container or package; and

(e) Free of evidence of leakage, spillage or damage that could cause leakage under reasonably foreseeable conditions;

(2) Shall immediately:

(a) Collect any materials resulting from breakage of a universal waste lamp;

(b) Clean up any contamination and collect any residues resulting from breakage of a universal waste lamp; and

(c) Place the materials identified in §B(2)(a)—(b) of this regulation and any universal waste lamp that shows evidence of breakage, leakage, or damage that could cause the release of mercury or other hazardous constituents to the environment in a container that is:

(i) Kept closed except when adding waste to, or removing waste from, the container;

(ii) Structurally sound;

(iii) Compatible with the contents of the lamps; and

(iv) Free of evidence of leakage, spillage, or damage that could cause leakage or releases of mercury or other hazardous constituents to the environment under reasonably foreseeable conditions; and

(3) May use a device to crush mercury-containing universal waste lamps if:

(a) The handler meets the requirements of §B(2) of this regulation in operating the device;

(b) Use of the device does not cause exceedance of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible exposure limit for mercury of 0.10 milligrams per cubic meter of air;

(c) The handler has documentation from the manufacturer of the device or from another organization approved by the Department that demonstrates that the unit:

(i) Is capable of achieving the OSHA permissible exposure limit for mercury of 0.10 milligrams per cubic meter of air, taking into account the conditions in which the device will be operated, such as room size and room ventilation rate; and

(ii) Achieves a particle retention rate of at least 99.7 percent in the HEPA filter or alternate particulate control device, at a particle diameter of 0.3 microns;

(d) The device is equipped with air pollution controls that capture both particulate mercury and vapor phase mercury;

(e) The air pollution controls required by §B(3)(d) of this regulation either:

(i) Include a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter, a filter using activated carbon, and engineering controls that ensure that exhaust pathways other than those going through the filters are at a negative pressure with respect to air outside the device; or

(ii) Capture mercury emissions at least as well as a system that employs the items identified in §B(3)(e)(i) of this regulation;

(f) The handler operates the device indoors;

(g) The handler develops and implements a written procedure detailing how to safely crush mercury-containing lamps that includes:

(i) A description of the equipment that will be used to crush the lamps;

(ii) Requirements to operate and maintain the crushing equipment in accordance with written procedures developed by the manufacturer of the equipment;

(iii) Documentation of maintenance of the crushing equipment in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations; and

(iv) Training of operators of crushing equipment in operating procedures, waste handling procedures, and emergency procedures;

(h) The handler:

(i) Stores crushed lamps in closed, nonleaking drums or containers that are in good condition; and

(ii) Does not transfer crushed lamps from one container to another;

(i) The handler manages:

(i) The crushed lamps in accordance with the applicable requirements of Regulations .06—.25 of this chapter concerning universal waste lamps; and

(ii) Residues, filter media, or other solid waste generated as part of the crushing operation that are not being reclaimed in accordance with applicable requirements of COMAR 26.13.01—26.13.10;

(j) The handler provides the following information in writing to the Department:

(i) The handler's name, address, telephone number, EPA identification number, if any, and the name of a contact person at the handler; and

(ii) The manufacturer and model number of the device that will be used to crush universal waste lamps;

(k) The handler makes the notification required by §B(3)(j) of this regulation by one of the following deadlines:

(i) Before the lamp crushing device is first used, if the device was not in use before November 1, 2002; or

(ii) January 1, 2003, if the device was used before November 1, 2002; and

(l) The handler makes maintenance records required to be kept by §B(3)(g)(iii) of this regulation available to representatives of the Department upon request.