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HAZWASTE Disposal

The OPNAVINST 5090.1C requires that all Navy installations generating hazardous waste develop and implement a Hazardous Waste Management Plan (HWMP). This HWMP implements the NSA Monterey Commanding Officer's goal to meet regulatory requirements and establish HW process's to meet Navy Environmental Management System (EMS) goals and objectives. This plan shall be reviewed annually to incorporate changes occurring during the year.

All activities on the installation are subject to internal inspections by the NSA Monterey Environmental Division, and externally by the local Monterey County Health Department and the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Activities receiving notice of a violation or non-compliance, including tenant commands and contractors, shall report the incident to the NSA Monterey Commanding Officer within 24 hours. All enforcement actions taken against the installation as the result of non-compliance must be reported within 24 hours to Headquarters, NAVFAC SW. Violators can be held personally liable for cleanup costs and may incur civil or criminal penalties. The term "violators" not only includes the person who caused the contamination or non-compliance but also supervisors, commanders, and Department Heads who allowed the regulatory violation to occur and did not take action to prevent or correct the violation.

Hazardous waste must be disposed of in coordination with the NSA Monterey Environmental Division: (831)656-2841. Hazardous waste shall not be disposed of in drains, sinks, dumpsters, wash racks or oil-water separators.

Household hazardous waste from private homes cannot be turned in at NSA Monterey for disposal. Residents of the County of Monterey can turn in hazardous waste at the Monterey Regional Waste Management District at 14201 Del Monte Blvd, Marina, CA. For additional information and hours call (831) 385-5313 or go to www.mrwmd.org.

Information on chemical hazards and required safety equipment shall be posted in all work areas. This information is available via Safety Data Sheets/Material Safety Data Sheets (SDS/MSDS). The Installation Safety Office can provide guidance on the Installation Hazard Communication Program and answer chemical safety issues: (831) 656-2822.

NSAM Hazardous Waste Management Plan