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If your facility generates any type or amount of hazardous waste, it’s generator status must be determined. The guidelines for determining a facility’s generator status are clearly outlined in the EPA’s RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act). The main principle here being that the more waste generated, the stricter the compliances become.
There are three basic categories of generators:
Large Quantity Generators – A facility that generates over 2,200 pounds of waste in a month, or 2.2 points of P-listed waste (actively dangerous waste). These facilities are subject to strict training requirements and detailed recordkeeping.
Small Quantity Generators – A facility that produces between 220 and 2,200 pounds of waste in a month and cannot amass more than 2.2 pounds of P-listed waste. These facilities are only required to have a basic level of training.
Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators – Producing less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste a month, these facilities aren’t even allowed to accumulate over 2,200 pounds of non-acute hazardous waste at any given time. If they do, they must be re-categorized as Small Quantity Generators.

It’s important to note that the laws that govern Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators vary depending on the state. In many states, they are almost exempt from all RCRA requirements, but in 17 states, this is not the case. If your facility falls into this category, you are recommended to check with your state legislature to know which guidelines of the RCRA you must follow.
Determining the generator status of your medical facility is key to carrying out operations as smoothly and correctly as possible. If you want to also know please see below links:
 

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