A hazardous waste generator is a facility, typically a business, that generates through its operations waste that can pose risks to human health and the environmental if improperly managed. Hazardous waste generator facilities are regulated at the local, state and federal levels and are subject to annual licensing and reporting requirements as well as periodic compliance inspections. All entities in Hennepin County that produce hazardous waste must be licensed and dispose of their wastes properly. A waste is considered hazardous if it falls under one of these categories: It is specifically listed (appears on one of four lists in the Minnesota Hazardous Waste Rules) It exhibits one or more hazardous characteristics (ignitable, corrosive, toxic, reactive) It contains more than 50 parts per million (ppm) polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) The identification of a location as a hazardous waste generator does not imply that waste has been improperly managed or that contamination is known or suspected to exist. The vast majority of hazardous waste generator facilities in Hennepin County operate in general compliance with applicable regulations. The data set shows all locations in Hennepin County that have held a license for hazardous waste generation. The data includes both past and presently licensed operations and dates back to 1980. The information used to create this data comes from the hazardous waste generator licensing and inspection activities conducted by Environment and Energy staff.For more information about this dataset, please view metadata.
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