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Frequently Asked Questions

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Which laboratories support the .hwol file for the electronic delivery of chemistry data to HazWasteOnline™ ?

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  • ALS - Hawarden
  • Chemtest - Newmarket
  • Exova Jones Environmental - Deeside

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Can I use any modern browser?

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Yes, HazWasteOnline™ is compatible with all modern browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.

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Which guidance does HazWasteOnline™ follow?

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Depending on the jurisdiction, HazWasteOnline™ has been developed with careful adherence to the latest national guidance and European legislation including:

  • UK's technical guidance; WM3: Hazardous Waste; Guidance on the classification and assessment of hazardous waste, 1st Edition, 2015, published by Environment Agency of England and Wales, SEPA, NIEA and Natural Resources Wales.
  • Italy's national legislation: D.Lgs. n. 152/2006 e s.i.m. - Waste Classification and technical guidance produced by ARPAV.
  • Revised List of Wastes, Commission Decision 2014/955/EU.
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008, on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation) 16 December 2008. (Table 3.1 & Table 3.2 of Annex VI of the CLP Regulation)
  • Commission Regulation 1357/2014/EU amending the revised Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC.
  • Persistant Organic Pollutants POPs Regulation 850/2004/EC of 29 April 2004.
  • Adaptations to Technical Progress (ATPs) for various European Regulations including those for 1272/2008/EC and 850/2004/EC.

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Which parts of the List of Waste does HazWasteOnline™ support?

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Depending on Edition, HazWasteOnline™ manages all 20 chapters of the European Waste Catalogue, in particular, the mirror and absolute entries.

Q

HazWasteOnline™ doesn't have a particular compound that I need?

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HazWasteOnline™ contains all 4,500+ substances published in Table 3 of the CLP regulations and subsequesnt ATP's. It also contains extra substances that we have researched and added to the database. Where a user needs other non-CLP substances, the user can undertake the research and then add the data to their HazWasteOnline™ database. The user can also modify existing CLP substances if they consider that a substance has a missing hazard property (incomplete entries).

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Are there any on-line training facilities?

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Yes, you can find a number of training videos on YouTube:

www.youtube.com/channel/UCVEx3mte2tQ0n8_bvXsutDA

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How many samples can I analyse at the same time?

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As many as you want; one, tens or hundreds of samples.

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Can I cut and paste from spreadsheets

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Yes, our propietary cut-n-paste tool allows you to easily copy data from laboratory spreadsheets into HazWasteOnline™.

Q

Why is benzo[a]anthracene hazardous at only 25 mg/kg?

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Some substances have substance specific thresholds that you are requried to use for HP 14. Benzo[a]antracene is one such example which makes it hazardous by HP 14 above 25 mg/kg.

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Can I see which substances contrbute to the hazardous classification?

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Yes, substances that cause or contribute to the hazardous classification are highlighted in red. Substances that might be flammable, oxidising, explosive or liberate toxic gases are shown in orange.

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Can I use WAC data to classify my waste?

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No, you cannot. Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) data are testing requirements that need to be met for disposal of hazardous waste to a hazardous landfill or non hazardous waste to a stable non reactive or inert class of landfill. The data cannot be used to classify the waste as hazardous or non hazardous.

Q

When I try and login, HazWasteOnline keeps saying unauthorised access and that I need to register a new password.

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A user's account is registered to the PC on which they last entered a new password. This registration is done using a cookie. If a user then changes machine or their browser then the security protocols will not be able to find the correct cookie and will ask them to reregister through a link sent to their email account.

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When I try to download a file, a new window briefly opens and then disappears and no file is downloaded.

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This is caused by a default security setting in Internet Explorer. www.hazwasteonline.com needs be treated as a Trusted Site.

To change the setting in IE, select Tools > Internet Options > Security tab - Click the Sites button and add the following URL to the list of trusted sites:

https://www.hazwasteonline.com

A2

If the restriction is still a problem, then you also need to check a security setting in related to Trusted Sites that may have been altered from the default setting.

From the Security tab - click the "Custom level.." button. Scroll down the list until you find the Downloads section and Setting: "Automatic prompting for file downloads". This should be set to "Enable".

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When I try to download a file, such as an Excel spreadsheet, the browser returns an error message.

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This is caused by a default security setting in older versions of Internet Explorer.

To change the setting, select Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > scroll down to the Security section and de-select "Do not save encrypted pages to disk".