Chemical Products

Discarded Commercial Chemical Products (including off-specification species, containers, container residues, and spill residues)

Discarded Commercial Chemical Products (including off-specification species, containers, container residues, and spill residues)

The following materials or items are hazardous wastes when they are discarded or intended to be discarded as described:

  • Any commercial chemical product or manufacturing chemical intermediate having the generic name in tables 205a, 205b, and 205c.
  • Any off-specification commercial chemical product or manufacturing intermediate which, if it met specifications, would have the generic name listed in tables 205a, 205b, and 205c.
  • Any material that remains in a container, or in an inner liner which is removed from a container, that has the generic names listed in tables 205a, 205b, and 205c of these rules, unless the container is empty.
  • Any residue or contaminated soil, water, or other debris resulting from the cleanup of a spill into any water or on any land of any commercial chemical product; a manufacturing chemical intermediate having the generic name listed in tables 205a, 205b, and 205c of these rules; any residue or contaminated soil, water, or other debris resulting from the cleanup of a spill into any water or on any land of any off-specification chemical product; and manufacturing chemical intermediate which, if it met specifications, would have the generic name listed in tables 205a, 205b, and 205c of these rules.

The phrases “commercial chemical product,” “manufacturing chemical intermediate,” “off-specification commercial chemical product,” and “manufacturing chemical intermediate” refer to materials that are manufactured or formulated for commercial or manufacturing use. The phrases do not refer to materials, such as manufacturing process wastes, that contain any of the substances listed in tables 205a, 205b, and 205c of these rules nor do they include wastes resulting from the use of these substances.

MTU is limited to the possession of no more than 1 kg total of wastes listed in Table 205a (including the container, other components of a mixture or solution, and spill cleanup debris). Employees who think they might need to purchase one of the substances listed in table 205a  should first notify Occupational Safety and Health Services.