How Toxic Is Your Company

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Is your company hazardous to the environment?

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How Toxic Is Your Company

  1. 1. How Toxic Is Your Company? A step by step guide For companies in the USA © 2009 All Rights Reserved. http://www.TheWestVirginiaLawFirm.com
  2. 2. Does your company produce hazardous chemicals? If you don't know check the lists at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ © 2009 All Rights Reserved. http://www.TheWestVirginiaLawFirm.com
  3. 3. Do you produce less than 100 Kg per month? 100 Kg = 220 lbs. Production of less than this amount and you can register as a CESQG (a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator) under CERCLA. © 2009 All Rights Reserved. http://www.TheWestVirginiaLawFirm.com
  4. 4. Do you produce more than 100 Kg and less than 1000 Kg per month? 100 Kg = 220 lbs 1000 Kg = 2200 lbs Production in this range means you have to register as an SQG Small Quantity Generator under CERCLA © 2009 All Rights Reserved. http://www.TheWestVirginiaLawFirm.com
  5. 5. Do you produce more that 1000 Kg per month? 1000 Kg = 2200 lbs Then you have to register as an LQG Large Quantity Generator under CERCLA © 2009 All Rights Reserved. http://www.TheWestVirginiaLawFirm.com
  6. 6. The Key is Traceability CERCLA legislation means that hazardous chemicals must be traceable from the “cradle to the grave”. From the moment of creation of the chemical to the final disposal or destruction © 2009 All Rights Reserved. http://www.TheWestVirginiaLawFirm.com
  7. 7. BEWARE When you Merge with or Acquire another company you must look into their production of hazardous waste Will their production and yours mean you need to change your registration? © 2009 All Rights Reserved. http://www.TheWestVirginiaLawFirm.com
  8. 8. BEWARE In a Merger or Acquisition ● Check the history of hazardous chemicals and their disposal. ● Check any storage of hazardous chemicals © 2009 All Rights Reserved. http://www.TheWestVirginiaLawFirm.com
  9. 9. Are we trying to frighten you? No, we are trying to get you to think of the implications of toxic waste legislation for your current company and the results of any Merger or Acquisition activity. © 2009 All Rights Reserved. http://www.TheWestVirginiaLawFirm.com
  10. 10. Are we trying to frighten you? No, we are trying to get you to think of the implications of toxic waste legislation for your current company and the results of any Merger or Acquisition activity. © 2009 All Rights Reserved. http://www.TheWestVirginiaLawFirm.com

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