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  • SQG achievement rates on 5 individual regulatory indicators [#5: containers in good condition, #6: accumulation quantity limits followed, #7: accumulation time limits followed, #8: manifest used and #9: hazardous waste identified] out of 8, for all states, were deemed acceptable and ranged from 70.3% to100% (taking into account confidence intervals).

  • SQG achievement rates on 3 individual regulatory indicators [#3: containers properly labeled, #4: containers closed and #10: emergency response procedures followed] out of 8, for all states, were notably lower and had much more variability. The SQG achievement rate ranged from 29% to 97% (taking into account confidence intervals).

Note: The lower performance on indicators 3, 4 and 10 was consistent with historical observations of the experienced hazardous waste experts who participated in the project.

Overall mean SQG facility scores for beyond compliance indicators were lower and had much more variation ranging from 1.42 to 7.88 (taking into account confidence intervals).

Project states explored whether there was anything about measured SQG performance levels that could be attributed to what a state was doing before the Common Measures Project. A meeting was held on December 2, 2008 to capture compliance and beyond compliance activities performed by states to help project states explore possible root causes for measured performance differences. The project states reported on the following categories of activities occurring between June 2004 and June 2007 (prior to the Common Measures Project data collection period):

  • Regulatory compliance assistance provided to the SQG sector.

  • Beyond compliance assistance provided to the SQG sector.

  • Percentage of SQG universe typically inspected per year.

  • Most common inspection triggers.

  • Who conducted compliance inspections between June 2004 and June 2007.

  • Typical SQG enforcement actions.

  • SQG reporting requirements.

  • Other influences that may have affected observed SQG performance.

The States Common Measures Project Final Report


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