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Hazardous Waste Fee Health and Safety Code

CHAPTER 6.5 HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTROL

Article 6. Transportation

Section 25160.6

25160.6. Use of original manifest. (a) (1) If a hazardous waste shipment is rejected in its entirety before the original manifest is signed by an offsite hazardous waste facility operator, the original manifest shall be used to transport the rejected load to either the generator or an alternate facility designated by the generator.

(2) An offsite hazardous waste facility operator is not required to sign a manifest pursuant to this subdivision until the hazardous waste listed on the manifest is fully unloaded at the facility. If the transporter leaves a loaded or partially loaded trailer at the facility, the facility operator shall sign the manifest before the transporter departs the facility.

(3) The hazardous waste facility operator shall, when preparing a manifest to accompany a rejected load of hazardous waste, enter the number of the original manifest in Box 19 on the new manifest, and the facility operator shall enter the number of the new manifest in Box 19 on those copies of the original manifest still in the facility operator's possession. The facility operator shall enter this information elsewhere on the manifest if required by regulations adopted by the department. The facility operator shall also use

Box 19 on the new manifest, or any other box that is required by the department's regulations, to identify the shipment as a rejected load.

(4) After an offsite hazardous waste facility operator rejects a shipment of hazardous waste, the transporter shall transport the hazardous waste, accompanied by the original manifest or a new manifest, to either the generator or an alternate facility designated by the generator. The transporter shall obtain a signature on the manifest from the operator of the alternate designated facility or the generator, whichever receives the rejected shipment.

(b) For purposes of receiving hazardous waste rejected by an offsite hazardous waste facility operator, the generator of the hazardous waste shall be considered a designated facility for the receipt of hazardous waste generated by that generator. For purposes of this section, "designated facility" has the same meaning as that term is defined in Section 66260.10 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations, including any amendments thereto.

(c) (1) An offsite hazardous waste facility operator that rejects an entire shipment or a partial shipment of hazardous waste pursuant to this section is not the generator of that hazardous waste for purposes of this chapter, including any regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter, nor an arranger for disposal of the waste, nor a transporter who chooses the location for disposal of waste.

(2) (A) An offsite hazardous waste facility operator that rejects an entire shipment or a partial shipment of hazardous waste pursuant to this section is the offeror of the rejected hazardous waste.

(B) For purposes of this chapter and regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter, "offeror" means a person who ships hazardous waste and is responsible for ensuring that the hazardous waste is properly prepared for shipment but who is not an arranger for disposal or a transporter who chooses the location for disposal of the waste.

(3) An offsite hazardous waste facility operator that rejects an entire shipment or a partial shipment of hazardous waste pursuant to this section shall comply with the department's regulations concerning manifest use, container condition and management, and container packaging, labeling, marking, and placarding with respect to the rejected hazardous waste.

(d) Except as provided in subdivision (e), the generator of hazardous waste who receives a rejected shipment of that hazardous waste may accumulate the rejected hazardous waste onsite for 90 days or less, in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 66262.34 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations. The generator of the rejected hazardous waste shall label or mark the hazardous waste in a manner that indicates that it is rejected hazardous waste and shall include the date it was received by the generator. If the generator of the rejected hazardous waste commingles it with other hazardous wastes, the shorter of any applicable accumulation time limits shall apply to the commingled hazardous waste.

(e) A transporter of hazardous waste, that consolidates shipments of waste pursuant to Section 25160.2 and whose consolidated shipment is rejected by an offsite hazardous waste facility, may hold that shipment on the transport vehicle at the transporter's facility for no more than 10 days from the date the shipment is rejected, consistent with paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 25123.3. The transporter may not commingle the consolidated shipment with any other waste.

(f) A generator of hazardous waste who receives a shipment of rejected waste shall comply with the requirements of Sections 66265.71 and 66265.72 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.

(g) To the extent that the United States Environmental Protection Agency adopts regulations under the federal act that preempt or are more stringent than the requirements of this section, offsite hazardous waste facilities, generators, and transporters shall instead comply with those regulations on and after the date those federal regulations become effective in California, or on and after the effective date of regulations adopted by the department in accordance with those federal regulations, whichever date occurs first.