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Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 42 USC 6922, 42 USC 6924, and 42 USC 9605

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RCRA contingency plan rules for owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 40 CFR 264.50 to 264.56 and 40 CFR 265.50 to 265.56 (interim status)

RCRA contingency plan rules for large quantity generators (LQGs): 40 CFR 262.34(a)(4) and 40 CFR 265.50 to 265.56

Definition: 40 CFR 264.51 and 40 CFR 265.51

Applicability: 40 CFR 262.34

Preparing the plan:

Contingency plan contents: 40 CFR 264.52 and 40 CFR 265.52

Distribution of copies: 40 CFR 264.53 and 40 CFR 265.53

Amending the plan: 40 CFR 264.54 and 40 CFR 265.54

Implementing the plan:

Emergency coordinator's duties: 40 CFR 264.55 and 40 CFR 265.55

Implementation standard: 40 CFR 264.51 and 40 CFR 265.51

Emergency procedures: 40 CFR 264.56 and 40 CFR 265.56

Emergency response follow-up:

Emergency coordinator responsibilities: 40 CFR 264.56(g), 40 CFR 264.56(h), 40 CFR 265.56(g), and 40 CFR 265.56(h)

Generator and TSDF responsibilities: 40 CFR 264.56(i) and 40 CFR 265.56(i)

The National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance: 61 Federal Register (FR) 28642 (6/5/96) and 61 FR 31103 (6/19/96)

National Contingency Plan (NCP): 40 CFR 300

Regulatory Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

Contingency Plan Overview

EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS

In the broadest sense, the term "contingency plan" can refer to any of the emergency response plans required by numerous statutes and regulations and administered by several federal agencies. A particular facility may be subject to one or more of the plans ...


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State Requirements

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