Interpretation Response #00-0299
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Interpretation Response Details
January 17, 2001
State of Iowa Ref. No. 00-0299
Waste Management Assistance Division
State of Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Wallace State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Dear Ms. Wehrman:
This is in response to your October 11, 2000 letter regarding Regional Collection Centers (RCC’s) for waste materials from consumers and also from companies that are Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators as provided by the Environmental Protection Agency. Specifically you ask whether the RCC’s are required to advise businesses of DOT regulations when they transport their waste material to the RCC.
The answer is no. There is nothing in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) that requires a person accepting hazardous material to advise their customers on the HMR. However, we encourage everyone to ensure that hazardous materials are transported in compliance with the HMR.
I hope this information is helpful.
Delmer F. Billings
Chief, Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards