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In conjunction with site investigations and remediation activities, Eurofins performs thousands of hazardous waste determinations annually under both federal and state hazardous waste regulations. In California and other States, there are both Federal and State regulations governing hazardous waste determination. A waste is considered hazardous by exhibiting any of the characteristics: Ignitability, Corrosivity, Reactivity or Toxicity.

In 1990, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a rule to revise the existing toxicity characteristics which are used to identify wastes that are hazardous and thus subject to regulation under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). This rule replaced the Extraction Procedure (EP) Toxicity Characteristic with a more comprehensive testing procedure known as the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) or EPA Method 1311, as mandated in the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (HSWA). TCLP is designed to determine the mobility of both organic and inorganic analytes present in liquid, solid, and multiphase wastes.

Our laboratories have the qualifications and certifications required to perform testing on solid, liquid and other hazardous waste materials In 47 states. And our national network of couriers and service centers offer convenient sample pickup services to keep your project on track. We also offer emergency response and 24/7 testing support during untimely environmental emergencies.

View Federal and State Hazardous Waste Regulatory Limits (PDF)