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is a requirement for all military installations and will most likely
be a separate document.  The HWMP shall reference it in this section.
If an installation wants to operate a treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD)
facility, the installation must prepare a hazardous waste analysis plan,
facility inspection plan, facility contingency plan, facility closure plan, and
facility post-closure plan, depending on the facility, pursuant to 40 CFR 264
requirements.  These plans must be approved by EPA prior to issuance of TSD
permit.  Directives.  DoD directives supporting RCRA regulations are
issued to the services for compliance.  These directives, such as the Solid and
Hazardous Waste Management Collection, Disposal, Resource Recovery, and
Recycling Program; DoD Directive 4165.60; Hazardous Waste Minimization Program;
Used Solvent Elimination Program; and other related hazardous waste issues are
incorporated into the HWMP for compliance by the installations.
Hazardous Waste Handling, Storage, and Disposal  Segregation is one of the most important factors required to
ensure a successful hazardous waste management program.  To minimize
contamination, use the original empty product can or container (provided it is
in good condition) to collect the hazardous wastes.  Containers shall be small
enough to easily be handled and filled-up in less than 90 days.  This is
important if the installation does not have a permitted storage facility.  Store flammable hazardous wastes in Department of
Transportation (DOT)-approved containers.  Ensure these safety cans are properly
grounded when used for storage of flammable solvents.  In addition, check that
containers are fully grounded when transferring flammable hazardous wastes.  Hazardous wastes must be packaged correctly so that they can
be transported and stored safely pending disposal.  Wastes must be packaged in
tightly closed containers, either in the original container or in a DOT-approved
container.  Most wastes should be collected in the original container.  The
containers must show no signs of deterioration or damage. The container material
of construction must be chemically compatible with the contents.  Labeling and Color Coding.  A good segregation program
requires proper identification of hazardous waste for both collection and
subsequent handling.  This is done in the following manner:
Label containers on the side with the name, MILSPEC and FSN (Federal
Stock Number), if available, of the used material to be collected.
Place a sign (wood or metal) on the designated collection area or hang
it over the collected containers.
Use color coding of drums/containers to identify different types of
hazardous wastes for treatment and/or disposal.


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