A hazardous component is defined as any part of an item that is that is both integral to its operation and not hazardous unless:
- The item is improperly used;
- The component escapes its containment;
- The component expires, fails, leaks, or ruptures; or
- 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 below.
Complete and/or print the PDF master on 20.77.4 to obtain copies of the evaluation form.
Contact EH&S for more information; telephone 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 on 20.77.13-14.
- Batteries that are spent, leaking or ruptured. See Appendix 5B on 20.77.15.
- Compressed gases, including refrigerants such as freon; ammonia; sulfur dioxide. See Appendix 5C on 20.77.16-17.
- Lasers. See Appendix 5D on 20.77.18.
- Mercury-containing devices. See Appendix 5E on 20.77.19-20.
- PCB-filled components. See Appendix 5F on 20.77.21-22.
- Radiation machine sources. See Appendix 5G on 20.77.23-24.
- Other known or recognized hazards, e.g., lead-containing materials, loose shelves, and sharp objects. See Appendix 5H on 20.77.25.