265.173 Management of containers.§ 265.173 Management of containers.
(a) A container holding hazardous waste must always be closed during storage, except when it is necessary to add or remove waste.
(b) A container holding hazardous waste must not be opened, handled, or stored in a manner which may rupture the container or cause it to leak.[Comment: Re-use of containers in transportation is governed by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, including those set forth in 49 CFR 173.28.] [45 FR 33232, May 19, 1980, as amended at 45 FR 78529, Nov. 25, 1980]