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(1) During hazardous waste unloading, transfer, and loading operations, each hazardous waste container must be visually inspected for evidence of corrosion, pressure buildup, physical damage, or leakage. Questionable containers must be set aside for further evaluation and possible repackaging and/or return to the waste generator. Leaking containers may not be loaded back onto a transportation vehicle, trailer, or railcar unless and until they are properly packaged, labeled, and marked according to 40 CFR 262.30 through 262.32.

(2) All handling of hazardous waste containers must be conducted in a manner that minimizes the risk of leaks, spills, releases, or similar accidents.   Hazardous waste containers may not be opened unless necessary to correct container damage or leakage of the contents, and the generator's consent must be obtained for any necessary repackaging.

(3) Loading docks, temporary container storage areas, and all areas where transfer of hazardous wastes occurs must have a base or floor that is smooth, free of cracks or gaps, and sufficiently impervious to contain leaks or spills until the spilled material is detected and removed. Temporary storage areas must be designed with a containment system having sufficient capacity to contain, at a minimum, 10 times the volume of the largest container that will be stored there. Any leaks or spills that do occur must be promptly cleaned up by the transfer facility operator.

(4) Containers of ignitable or reactive waste must be handled and stored in a manner so as to prevent accidental ignition or reaction of the waste. Such waste containers must be separated and protected from sources of ignition or reaction (e.g., open flames, sparks, cigarette smoking, cutting and welding activities, hot surfaces, frictional heat, spontaneous ignition, and radiant heat) . "NO SMOKING" signs must be conspicuously placed wherever there is or may be a hazard from ignitable or reactive wastes.

History: 75-10-405, MCA; IMP, 75-10-405, MCA; NEW, 2001 MAR p. 169, Eff. 1/26/01.

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