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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 335INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE AND MUNICIPAL HAZARDOUS WASTE
SUBCHAPTER RWASTE CLASSIFICATION
RULE §335.505Class 1 Waste Determination

A nonhazardous industrial solid waste is a Class 1 waste if:

  (1) it contains specific constituents which equal or exceed the levels listed in §335.521(a)(1) of this title (relating to Appendix 1, Table 1) as determined by the methods outlined in this section. A nonhazardous waste is a Class 1 waste if, using the test methods described in 40 CFR Part 261 Appendix II, or equivalent methods approved by the executive director under the procedures set forth in §335.509 of this title (relating to Waste Analysis), the extract from a representative sample of the waste contains any of the contaminants listed in §335.521(a)(1) at a concentration equal to or greater than the Maximum Concentration given in that table. Information on representative samples is set forth in §335.509 of this title (relating to Waste Analysis). Where matrix interferences of the waste cause the Practical Quantitation Limit (PQL) of the specific analysis to be greater than the Maximum Concentration listed in §335.521(a)(1), then the achievable PQL becomes the Maximum Concentration, provided that the generator maintains documentation which would satisfactorily demonstrate to the executive director that lower levels of quantitation of a sample are not possible. A satisfactory demonstration includes the results from the analysis of the waste for that specific analyte by a laboratory utilizing an appropriate method described in "Test Methods for the Evaluation of Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods" (EPA SW-846), "Methods for Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes" (EPA-600/4-79/020), "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater," "American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard Methods," any EPA-approved method, or an equivalent method approved by the executive director under procedures set forth in §335.509 of this title (relating to Waste Analysis);

  (2) it is Class 1 ignitable. A nonhazardous waste is Class 1 ignitable if a representative sample of the waste has any of the following properties:

    (A) it is liquid and has a flash point less than 65.6 degrees Celsius (150 degrees Fahrenheit), as determined by a Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester, using the test method specified in ASTM Standard D-93-79 or D-93-80, or a Setaflash Closed Cup Tester, using the test method specified in ASTM Standard D-3278-78 or as determined by an equivalent test method approved by the executive director under procedures set forth in §335.509 of this title (relating to Waste Analysis); or

    (B) it is a physical solid or semi-solid under which conditions normally incident to storage, transportation, and disposal is capable of causing fires through friction, or retained heat from manufacturing or processing, or which can be ignited readily, and when ignited burns both vigorously and persistently such that it creates a serious hazard. Included in this class are spontaneously combustible and water-reactive materials, including but not necessarily limited to the substances listed in §335.521(a)(2) of this title (relating to Appendix 1, Table 2) and found in 49 CFR Part 173 Subchapter E. Generators should demonstrate that a waste with significant concentrations of these constituents is not Class 1 ignitable;

  (3) it is Class 1 corrosive. A nonhazardous waste is Class 1 corrosive if a representative sample of the waste is a semi-solid or solid which, when mixed with an equivalent weight of ASTM Type II laboratory distilled or deionized water, produces a solution having a pH less than or equal to 2 or greater than or equal to 12.5. Solidified, stabilized, encapsulated, or otherwise chemically-bound wastes are not subject to this requirement provided the waste is solidified such that when a representative sample of the waste is subjected to the paint filter test (SW-846 Method 9095) it exhibits no free liquids. An equivalent method approved by the executive director under procedures set forth in §335.509 of this title (relating to Waste Analysis) may be utilized;

  (4) it contains total recoverable cyanides equal to or greater than 20 parts per million;

  (5) there is an absence of analytical data and/or documented process knowledge (as described in §335.511 of this title (relating to Use of Process Knowledge)) which proves a waste is Class 2 or Class 3;

  (6) it is identified as a Class 1 waste in §335.508 of this title (relating to Classification of Specific Industrial Solid Wastes); or

  (7) it is not a hazardous waste pursuant to §335.504 of this title (relating to Hazardous Waste Determination) and a generator chooses to classify the waste as Class 1.


Source Note: The provisions of this §335.505 adopted to be effective November 27, 1992, 17 TexReg 8010; amended to be effective May 30, 1995, 20 TexReg 3722.

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