Pest Management Board (AFPMB) Technical Information Manual #15. Excess and
waste pesticide concentrates and washing liquids may need special storage
while awaiting disposal under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
hazardous waste requirements (40 CFR 260-26-5).
Operational Note: A pesticide spill kit (requires about 9 square feet
(8400 square millimeters)), located in the storage and mixing area, is
essential. The kit should be conspicuously identified and made readily
available for emergency use. At least annually and after every use, the
kit should be inventoried to check completeness and condition of all
contents in 40 CFR 165.10(d)(2).
Location. Pest management facilities contain toxic pesticides and
related chemicals and may be required in emergencies for interim storage of
structures are essential if construction of a new facility is planned.
Pesticide storage and mixing facilities that are integral parts of
multiple-occupied buildings present actual and potential problems. Unless the
pest management facility is tightly sealed off, noxious vapors will permeate
nearby spaces. Pest control materials are highly pilferable and expensive;
thus creating a security problem. When locating a facility in a multiple-use
building is the only alternative, it shall be located on the end of the
structure separated from the other areas by secure vapor impervious
partitions. Fire protection criteria also apply. This alternative is
recommended only as an interim measure and construction of a separate
structure should be the eventual goal.
Operational Note. If functional conversion to contract is anticipated,
resources for a new facility should not be obligated until contractor
needs for facilities are considered. A cost study shall be completed
indicating retention of the function in-house before new construction or
major rehabilitation of the pest management facilities is approved.
Excess pesticides and other chemicals are considered hazardous wastes if
they possess certain physical characteristics or are listed under 40 CFR
261, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Storage of
hazardous wastes brings a facility under additional and stringent
requirements and the wastes must be properly contained and immediately
shipped out to the appropriate holding or disposal facility. Normal
pest management facilities are not equipped or qualified under RCRA to
store hazardous wastes.
Compressed gasses (fumigants) must be stored separately in another area,
NAVSUP Publication 529, Chap.13.5.5.