Hazardous Materials Definitions Any substance or material that has an unreasonable risk of burning, exploding, reacting violently or can cause injury or harm to people, property or the environment during transport A material or substance capable of posing an unreasonable threat to health, safety, and property when transported in commerce The USDOT and EPA cross reference definitions to identify and define hazardous materials
Hazard Classification System Every hazardous material is assigned to one of nine hazard classes identified in 49 CFR 172.101 and 173 Explosives Gases Flammable and Combustible Liquids Flammable Solids Oxidizing Substances, Organic Peroxides Poisonous Substances and Infectious Substances (6.2) Radioactive Materials Corrosives Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials
LANDFILL INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS All solid waste facilities must operate a load check program that inspects for and reports incidents of illegal waste disposal as required by State and Federal law.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT REQUIRED TO CALL DISTRICT ATTORNEY (FEDERAL OFFENSE) ZERO TOLERANCE DHS IS CALLED NEWSPAPER HOSPITAL CALLED HAZMAT TEAM REQUIRED REMOVAL OF WASTE INSPECTION OF FACILITY AND POLICIES (ON-GOING) FINES
US DOT FINES OSHA FINES DEH FINES EPA FINES DISTRICT ATTORNEY FINES THREE STRIKES YOUR OUT CEO OR RESPONSIBLE PERSON FOR HOSPITAL COULD RECEIVE PRISON TIME (EXAMPLE: ONE BLOOD BAG RIVERSIDE LANDFILL $120,000.00) OTHER POTENTIAL FINES