9. Onsite Treatment and Disposal There is a general prohibition against onsite treatment and disposal of any hazardous waste without a permit. Stephen F. Austin State University is not currently permitted for on-site treatment or disposal of hazardous wastes. Departments cannot treat and dispose hazardous waste without appropriate waste permit. Unauthorized treatment and disposal of hazardous waste can lead to heavy penalties to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars and the respective departments and individuals will be held responsible. If the waste is regulated and the laboratory is using published or recognized methods, they are still unauthorized to treat waste without appropriate permit.