Governing Law and Regulations
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Waste Management Division RCRA Program
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Nebraska incorporates by reference the federal contingency plan rules applicable to LQGs, permitted hazardous waste TSDFs, and interim-status TSDFs. The state has its own additional notification requirements for LQGs.
· Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Waste Management Division administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Nebraska.
Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to notify immediately either the National Response Center at 800-424-8802 or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area. Nebraska requires that the LQG's emergency coordinator also immediately notify DEQ at 402-471-4545 in accordance with DEQ's Emergency Response Plan, and, if there is danger of fire occurring or explosion, the state fire marshal.
Site Compliance Notification
Before operations can be resumed at the LQG's site, the generator must notify DEQ and appropriate state and local authorities that in the affected areas of the facility:
- Cleanup procedures have been completed before any ...