Business Policies and Procedures Manual
Chapter 20: Property

Contaminated Surplus Property

(Appendix 5: Hazardous Components Overview)

BPPM 20.77

For more information contact:
   Surplus Stores

Form:  Item Evaluation

Hazardous Components

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.

Item Evaluation

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.

Revisions:  See BPPM 20.77 revision history.