Governing Law and Regulations
Arkansas Pollution Prevention Act (APPA), Arkansas Code Annotated (AR Code Ann.) 8-10-201 to 8-10-303
Pollution prevention (P2) program: AR Code Ann. 8-10-202
Definitions: AR Code Ann. 8-10-203
Waste minimization priorities: AR Code Ann. 8-10-204
State duties: AR Code Ann. 8-10-205
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arkansas enacted the Arkansas Pollution Prevention Act (APPA) in 1993. The state generally follows EPA's federal rules for pollution prevention (P2). For more information about the federal requirements, see the national section POLLUTION PREVENTION.
• Administration and enforcement. Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) enforces the federal and state P2 rules in Arkansas. The ADEQ offers a voluntary P2 program that offers free non-regulatory assistance.
AR Code Ann. 8-10-202
The Arkansas General Assembly intended to develop a comprehensive P2 and waste minimization plan for the prevention and reduction of the amount of solid, hazardous, and industrial wastes produced within the state.
The plan should encourage the minimization of wastes produced by means of source reduction, process change, feed stock substitution, recycling, and reuse for both hazardous and nonhazardous wastestreams. Waste that is generated should be minimized to the greatest practicable extent, treated on-site, and stored and recycled or disposed of so as to protect human health and the environment.
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