As of Sunday April 2nd we are rolling out some HazTrak upgrades. A majority of the changes are on our side of the curtain to increase efficiencies. However, there is one major change for you, the users. In order to comply with proper labeling requirements and prepare for upcoming labeling requirement changes within the next 18 months from EPA, we have added some functionality to HazTrak. Users will now receive an email upon the approval of their waste items. Each submission will yield an email with a label for you to print and affix to your waste. Instead of ensuring your waste has a waste request number written on it, now your waste must have the printed label attached. Your waste will not be picked up unless it has our label on it by April 17th.
Additionally, in the cases where insufficient or conflicting information has been submitted on a waste form, users will now receive notification that a form has been Disapproved. The notes section will request any additional information required or areas to be corrected or verified.
Many changes to how we, the University, effectively operate our waste programs are coming.
Use this guidance to comply with current regulations for wastes generated across campus. For those of you that generate waste in shops, please also review information regarding aerosol cans and lamps.
Recent inspections by the State and Federal Hazardous Waste inspectors have yielded mixed results. We need to be more diligent about properly storing wastes on campus. This year EHS personnel will be conducting unannounced visits to all areas of campus. This will be separate from your normal Lab Safety inspections, which will still be scheduled, but will not contain the Hazardous Waste component.