Arkansas Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Definition: Arkansas Code Annotated (AR Code Ann.) AR Code Ann. 8-7-503

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Petroleum storage tanks: Arkansas Fire Prevention Code, Section 3404.2.7.10 and Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 12.101

Hazardous waste: AR Reg. 23.264 and AR Reg. 23.265

Regulatory Agencies

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

Arkansas State Highway Commission Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD)

Arkansas State Fire Marshal's Office

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas generally follows the federal rules pertaining to the storage of hazardous substances.

Arkansas also follows the federal community right-to-know rules under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). EPCRA requires facilities to disclose the hazardous substances they use and store. See the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW for additional information.

The state regulates aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) under both the state fire prevention code and ADEQ storage tank rules. Arkansas storage tank rules follow federal regulations. However, Arkansas storage tank requirements apply to both AST and underground storage tank (UST) facilities. See the state sections ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS and UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for additional information.

The state has its own environmental response and remediation laws for responding to hazardous substance releases. See the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION for details.

Arkansas incorporates by reference most of the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for the storage and packaging of hazardous ...

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