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Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous Material/Waste Turn-In

DLA Disposition Services manages the disposal of hazardous property for DoD activities. Hazardous materials (HM) are handled according to the same priorities as other property: reutilization within DoD, transfer to other federal agencies, donations to qualified state and nonprofit organizations, and sale to the public including recyclers. Hazardous wastes (HW) are handled through a worldwide network of HW management & disposal contracts. All services are provided on a reimbursable basis - the waste generating activity pays the unit price for the applicable contract line item numbers (CLINs) ordered for management & disposal services. 

Disposition Services accepts accountability of hazardous material as a “receipt-in-place” via a Memorandum of Agreement, in accordance with DoDM 4160.21 Vol4. Therefore, the following guidance provides information to assist the generator with preparing the documentation required for DLA Disposition Services to take accountability.

Procedures for turning in hazardous property are commodity based and complex. For detailed guidance, contact your DLA Disposition Services Environmental Protection Specialist. Disposition Services only provide “receipt-in-place” for the designated hazardous material/waste storage facilities that have been authorized as approved pick-up points.

Hazardous Turn-In Services

The DLA Disposition Services sites reduce DoD's hazardous waste generations by receiving installation surplus hazardous  material.  We then attempt to find another DoD base that can use it (Reutilization) or find another federal agency that needs it (Transfer), give it to the states or authorized nonprofit organizations (Donation), sell it to environmentally responsible buyers (Sales), or see if the original manufacturer wants it back (Return to Manufacturer). 

Automated turn-in is the preferred method of document submission to the DLA Disposition Services sites, particularly for hazardous waste.  Two methods are available for automated turn-in is: GenComm and 1348 Online. 

Generator communication (GenComm) of turn-in documentation to the DLA Disposition Services sites allows the military generator, using their Hazardous Waste (HW) disposal system, to electronically (e-mail or upload) the DTID and HW Profile sheet and send it to the DLA Disposition Services sites. 

The DLA Disposition Services sites can then receive the HW and create a delivery order request for removal.  Any automated system should meet the required communications standards in order for GenCom to interface with the DLA Disposition Services sites.

Resources

  • Refrigerant Removal Verification Statement DLA Form 2545
  • Special Handling Instructions – Turn-In Toolbox
  • Automated Turn-In of Hazardous Waste via Generator Communications (GenComm)
  • NOTICE: Mailbox for GenComm file submissions has been changed to "gencomm@dla.mil"

Hazardous Waste Contract Development

The DLA Disposition Services Environmental Support Branch meets with our military customers to develop a comprehensive, uniquely tailored requirement for hazardous waste disposal and support services. Disposal services include disposing of hazardous, non-hazardous, State-regulated, and Universal Wastes. Some examples of available services include industrial cleaning, various management services, laboratory analysis, hazardous waste characterization, hazardous waste profile sheet completion, lab/loose packing, and expedited removals and performance.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Contract Model

Profile-Based CLINs

Profile-Based CLINs (PBCs) are the standard disposal CLINs utilized on CONUS contracts.  PBCs are intended to give the contracting community sufficient information to make an informed decision regarding which disposal technology to utilize, to pre-determine the appropriate treatment and disposal technologies when formulating bids. Available disposal technologies might include stabilization and landfill, microencapsulation, fuels blending, recycling, destructive incineration, etc.  For containerized waste, the pricing structure is based primarily by container size, with some wastes being billed by the pound, gallon, or ‘each,’ depending on the industry standard unit of measure for disposal.

References

Approved Hazardous Waste Contractors

Only contractors holding current HW disposal contracts with DLA Disposition Services or contractors offering on a solicitation may request the addition of a facility or transporter.

Contractors can request a facility or transporter be added to the qualified list, once approved they are added to the web for instant notification for all DLA Disposition Services sites.  The DLA Disposition Services reviews the facilities at least annually to update current status.  

The DLA Disposition Services has reviewed these facilities and transporters in the past and has no reason to believe that they do not meet the standards specified in the DLA Disposition Services contracts.  Inclusion of facilities and transporters to the Qualified Lists does not constitute a determination of the acceptability of these facilities for the requirements of any specific DLA Disposition Services contract or relieve the contractor of any responsibility for performing specific DLA Disposition Services contracts in accordance with each contract's terms and condition.

Hazardous Waste Contracts

Hazardous Waste Disposal Price Database  (users utilizing Chrome may have issues accessing this database)

Qualified Lists

Qualified FacilitiesContractors will only utilize facilities listed on the Qualified Facility List (QFL) for U.S. Government disposal or recycling services. Use of a facility for disposal or recycling services not listed on the QFL is not authorized. This list does not relieve the Contractor or their sub-contractor of any responsibilities for performing in accordance with local, State, and Federal regulations, and DLA Disposition Services contract terms and conditions.

Qualified TransportersThe Contractor will only utilize transporters listed on the Qualified Transporter List (QTL) for any transportation of U.S. Government waste. Use of a transporter not listed on the QTL is not authorized. This list does not relieve the contractor or sub-contractor of any responsibilities for performing in accordance with local, State, and Federal regulations, and DLA Disposition Services contract terms and conditions

If you have any questions about these lists, please email the TSDF and Transporter Inquiries at TSDFandTransporterInquiries@dla.mil

Documentation Requirements for QFL additions

  1. Complete application (DLA Form 2507-1 for initial application, or DLA Form 2507-2 for renewal)

  2. Copy(s) of applicable permits

  3. Proof of insurance

  4. Inspection reports

Documentation Requirements for QTL additions

  1. Completion of application (DLA Form 2503, Transporter Qualification form)

  2. For CONUS, copy of the PHMSA Hazardous Material Registration (if non-regulated need a business license) For OCONUS, HM transporter permit, (if non-regulated need a business license)

  3. Proof of insurance

  4. If answer yes on the application to safety training program, need a cover page of the training

Instructions on QFL/QTL additions

TSDF and/or Transporter addition requests may be sent to TSDF and Transporter Inquiries. Specific requirements for TSDF and Transporter additions to QFL/QTL are outlined in Section 5.1 of Disposition Services Hazardous Waste Disposal contracts. Questions may be directed to TSDF and Transporter Inquiries.