Traffic Advisory: Be advised that both the US 395 northbound exit to Parr/Dandini, and the northbound on-ramp from Parr/Dandini to US 395 are currently closed through mid-Sept. 2024. Please use detours to access Dandini Blvd. from the Parr Blvd. bridge or from Clear Acre Ln. See more information.

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Hazardous Waste Management Plan


Introduction

The Hazardous Waste Management Program (HWMP) was developed to supplement the overall TMCC EHS system with regards to protecting human health and safety, appropriately managing various site wastes, reducing negative impact to the environment, managing disposal costs, and ensuring regulatory compliance.

The HWMP provides information for the proper management and disposal of three types of waste found at TMCC: hazardous waste, regulated nonhazardous waste and universal waste.

The HWMP will inform faculty, staff, employees and students at TMCC of policies and procedures created to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations surrounding the proper management of hazardous and other regulated wastes.

Hazardous Waste Management Laws and Regulations

Nevada is an EPA Authorized state. State authorization is a rulemaking process that EPA delegates the primary responsibility of implementing the RCRA hazardous waste program to individual states in lieu of EPA. This process ensures national consistency and minimum standards while providing flexibility to states in implementing rules. State statutes are documented in Nevada Administrative Code 459 (NAC 459).

RCRA establishes “Cradle-to-Grave” waste ownership for hazardous waste generators. Once a hazardous waste is generated, the generator is entirely responsible for its proper management until it is destroyed, recycled, or treated.