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Arkansas Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container requirements: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 23.264.170 to 23.264.179 and AR Reg. 23.265.170 to 23.265.178 (interim status)

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Empty container standards: AR Reg. 23.261.7

Organic air emissions standards: AR Reg. 23.264.1030 to 23.264.1090 and AR Reg. 23.265.1030 to 23.265.1090 (interim status)

Secondary containment: AR Reg. 23.264.175(b)(2)

Facility design and operating rules: AR Reg. 23.264.20(a)

Regulatory Agency

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Hazardous Waste Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas has adopted the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including the federal empty container standards, and has an additional requirement for secondary containment systems. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use containers must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ administers and enforces the container requirements in Arkansas.

State Requirements

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT

AR Reg. 23.264.175(b)(2)

In addition to following the federal requirements for the design of the secondary containment system for container storage areas, Arkansas requires the containment structure to have an impermeable coating on all surfaces, including sidewalls and curbs. The coating must be sufficiently high to extend above any contained spill. Penetrating sealants are not adequate to meet this requirement.

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