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Contaminated Surplus Property
Appendix 5: Hazardous Components Overview
A hazardous component is defined as any part of an item that is both integral to its operation and not hazardous unless at least one of the following is true:
- The item is improperly used.
- The component escapes its containment.
- The component expires, fails, leaks, or ruptures.
- The item is offered for disposal as waste.
The department must attach a completed Item Evaluation form listing the specific hazardous component(s) and the location of the component(s) on the item to be surplused (see Examples).
Contact Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) for more information; telephone 509-335-3041.
The materials listed below are considered to be hazardous components.
This list provides examples and is not exhaustive.
- Asbestos-containing material (ACM). See Appendix 5A: Asbestos_Containing Materials.
- Batteries that are spent, leaking or ruptured. See Appendix 5B: Batteries.
- Compressed gases, including refrigerants such as freon; ammonia; sulfur dioxide. See Appendix 5C: Compressed Gases.
- Lasers. See Appendix 5D: Lasers.
- Mercury-containing devices. See Appendix 5E: Mercury.
- PCB-filled components. See Appendix 5F: PCB.
- Radiation machine sources. See Appendix 5G: Radiation Machines and Sources.
- Other known or recognized hazards, e.g., lead-containing materials, loose shelves, and sharp objects. See Appendix 5H: Other Hazards.