Hazardous Waste Management
As of 2020, the Environmental Health and Safety Department has a new Hazardous Wastes Management Plan. This plan includes new Satilite accumulation area signs and hazardous waste labels.
Hazardous waste management, identification, labeling, handling, storage and disposal is regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have authority over the hazardous waste program in Idaho. DEQ conducts unannounced full compliance inspections regularly of ISU. Hazardous waste regulations are codified federally at 40 CFR Parts 260-273 and in Idaho at IDAPA 58.01.05. ISU produces hazardous waste through operational activities, research, academic programs and technological programs. A waste is considered a hazardous waste if it meets the federal definition of a hazardous waste.
The Plan can be viewed here: