Hazardous Waste Tracking and Cost Accounting Practice: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Hazardous Waste Tracking and Cost Accounting Practice

1st Edition

By Richard T. Enander

CRC Press

240 pages

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Hardback: 9781566701426
pub: 1995-12-20
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Environmental challenges have never been greater than today. There is the need for the utmost accuracy in the efforts to track the use, manufacture, processing, treatment, and disposal of toxic and hazardous materials. Legislation passed over the last twenty years has not only resulted in improved environmental quality, but has also created new levels of accountability for today's environmental professional.

This book helps companies meet the ever-growing number of recordkeeping, reporting, and information-management demands. It assists the practicing professional who must keep facility records relating to the generation and managemnet of solid and hazardous waste. Specific guidance is given on the principles of waste material tracking by point of generation and fully loaded waste management cost accounting. Some benefits to tracking by point of generation are:


"The book's user-friendly format can enable companies with limited resources and experience to set up and use a coding system, organized by department, for all hazardous waste"

- Pollution Prevention Review

Table of Contents

Historical Perspective on Regulatory Initiatives Driving Hazardous Waste Tracking and Cost Accounting


EPA's Guidance to Generators Focuses on Waste Tracking and Cost Allocation

A New Direction

Literature Cited

Tracking by Point of Generation


Benefits to Tracking Wastes by Point of Generation

Chapter Overview

Waste Indentification Systems: Commercial Applications. Generator Systems.

Generator Waste ID Numbers: Function and Use

System Development

Record Reviews and Department Interviews

Written Inventories/Documentation

Tracking by ID Number

Container Marking: Federal Marking and Labeling Requirements. Marking and Labeling Practice.

Container Storage

Waste Stream Segregation and Logs

Literature Cited

Process, Operation and Material Reviews

The Importance of Understanding Your Waste Generating Processes

Trichloroethylene/Chlorofluorocarbon Examples

Collecting Process Data: Small to Medium-Sized Facilities. Large Facilities.

Waste Generation Data Tracking

Flow Diagram Use and Construction Tips

Flow Diagrams Defined

Process Documentation, Waste Tracking and Recordkeeping

The Materials Balance: Applications and Examples

Sources of Information for Constructing Process Flow Diagrams

Detailed Recordkeeping Guidance

Literature Cited

Waste Characterization and Documentation


Generator Waste Data Sheets: Commercial Applications. Generator Data Tracking Needs. Content and Structure.

Communicating Waste Material Hazards

Data Collection and Use

Tracking vs. Testing for Waste Characterization: Documentation as the Basis for Waste Characterization. Laboratory Testing and Waste Characterization.

State/Federal Waste Characterization Requirements

Detailed Guidance

End Note

Literature Cited

Tracking Offsite Shipments

About the Journal

Unit Tracking and Off-Site Waste Shipments

Recordkeeping and Data Collection Tips

Manifest and Point-of-Generation Data

TSDF Listings and Final Disposition Reports

Shipment Journal Design and Organization

Detailed Point-of-Generation Waste Tracking Guidance: Tracking Indirect Shipments. Example of a Four-Part Shipment Journal and Data Requirements.

Fully-Loaded Waste Management Cost Accounting

Costs Associated with the Generation and Management of Wastes

Complete Management Cost Data

Fully-loaded Waste Management Cost Accounting

Shipment Journal Unit Cost Tracking Guidance

Analysis and Presentation of Data: Charts and Graphs. Pareto Charts. Time Series, Item and Component Comparisons.

Closing Remarks

Literature Cited

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical