Rules and Regulations

Centralized Waste Treatment (CWT) - 40 CFR 437

The EPA defines a CWT facility as "any facility that treats or recycles any hazardous or non-hazardous industrial waste, hazardous or non-hazardous wastewater, and/or used material (e.g. used oil) from off-site."

 

Centralized Waste Treatment (CWT) Background

On December 22, 2003, Water Recovery, LLC, along with all other CWT facilities in the United States, became subject to the Pretreatment Standards contained in the Centralized Waste Treatment (CWT) Point Source Category 40 CFR 437 - also known as the CWT Rule.  The rule applies to the treatment and discharge of wastewater from all CWT facilities to Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) as well as CWT facilities that discharge to surface water.  This Rule was created in an effort to further reduce the amount of pollutants that are discharged into U.S. waterways every day.  The control authority as defined in the CWT Rule will enforce the Rule.  The control authority may be the local POTW, state environmental agency or the EPA.  CWT facilities not in compliance with the Federal Rule will be required to cease operations.

 

Centralized Waste Treatment (CWT) Requirements

The CWT Rule requires that individual waste streams be characterized into three subcategories: Metals, Oils or Organics. Water Recovery, LLC was designed and constructed to efficiently and effectively manage waste streams from all three subcategories.  Water Recovery is currently permitted to discharge to JEA, their POTW, under the CWT Rule and is in full compliance with all requirements of the CWT Rule

Go to: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr.waisidx_02/40cfr437_02.html

 

Standards for the Management of Used Oil - 40 CFR 279

The EPA provides standards for defining used oil ("off-spec" or "spec" used oil), regulating mixtures of used oil and hazardous waste, testing used oil for halogen content, storing used oil, packaging used oil, tracking used oil, and following proper response procedures for releases of used oil.

Go to: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/40cfr279_03.html

 

FLORIDA RULES AND REGULATIONS

Used Oil Management - Chapter 62-710

The FDEP provides standards for defining used oil ("off-spec" or "spec"), regulating mixtures of used oil and hazardous waste, testing used oil for halogen content, storing used, oil, packaging used oil, tracking used oil, and following proper response procedures for releases of used oil.

Go to:  http://www.dep.state.fl.us/legal/Rules/waste/62-710.pdf

 

Petroleum Contact Water (PCW) - Chapter 62-740

The FDEP defines petroleum contact water (PCW) as "water containing product," in Section 376.301(16), F.S. (1993).  The FDEP gives examples of materials that meet as well as examples of material that specifically do not meet the definition of PCW.  FDEP provides standards for determining, recovering, managing and transporting PCW.

 

Water Recovery, LLC does not accept any Hazardous Wastes

Identification of Hazardous Waste and Standards applicable to Generators of Hazardous Waste are provided in 40 CFR 261 and 262.

Rule 261 defines the characteristics of hazardous waste including a list of hazardous wastes.

Rule 262 defines the generator responsibilities for accumulating, handling, storing, packaging, manifesting (Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest Form) and transporting hazardous waste.