How to Maintain Waste Generator Inspection Readiness

Preparing for a Waste Inspection


Generating hazardous waste comes with a mountain of compliance requirements. In addition to keeping your waste storage areas in tip-top shape, it’s challenging to ensure that all of your records – waste determinations, manifests, Land Disposal Restrictions, reports and notifications – are easily accessible if an inspector shows up at your site.

Hear from compliance expert, Grace Poling, as she talks with current state regulator, Tracy Barnes, and former state regulator, Kalee Hotchkiss. They’ll discuss how to develop a hazardous waste compliance program that’s always inspection-ready.

Watch on-demand to learn how you can:

  • Audit your program for common inspection findings and violations
  • Maintain your hazardous waste storage areas
  • Justify your your generator status and waste characterizations
  • Build a record-keeping program to easily find the documents you need

Download the corresponding Hazardous Waste Inspection Checklist here.


Our Speakers:

Tracy Barnes, Senior Environmental Manager CTAP – IDEM

Tracy Barnes is a Senior Environmental Manager in the Office of Program Support, Compliance and Technical Assistance Program (CTAP).  She began her IDEM career in the Office of Land Quality.   Ms. Barnes has over 30 years of experience in environmental work.  She currently serves as the RCRA/Land specialist for CTAP, drawing on her extensive experience with waste characterization, storage, and disposal under Indiana’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Rules.  Ms. Barnes has worked with generators of a variety of industrial wastes including foundry sands, coal combustion residues, iron and steel slag, tires, and construction/demolition wastes. Ms. Barnes has a B.S. in Biology from Purdue University and a Certificate in Public Management from Indiana University’s graduate School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Kalee Hotchkiss, Compliance Program Manager – Encamp

Kalee joined Encamp in 2022 with 10 years of environmental regulatory experience. Prior to joining Encamp, she worked for three years with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), where she worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ensured compliance with water permits by performing inspections and enforcing regulations. She also has experience as an environmental regulator working for the city of Nashville, Tennessee and as an environmental lab consultant for a private firm. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science.

Grace Poling, Account Manager – Encamp

Grace ensures Encamp’s customers’ needs are met by delivering high-quality solutions for advancement in environmental compliance. Prior to joining Encamp, Grace held Environmental Professional roles within the oil and gas industry specializing in many program areas. She excels at creating compliance tools to ensure site compliance and effective use of regulatory research.