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Maine Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management rules: Code of Maine Rules (CMR) 06-096 851.8 and CMR 06-096 854.12; and CMR 06-096 855.9C (interim status)

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Organic air emissions standards: 40 CFR 264 Subparts AA, BB, and CC; 40 CFR 265 Subparts AA, BB, and CC (interim status)

Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (TSDF) operating standards:

Container condition: CMR 06-096 854.12C(1) and CMR 06-096 854.12C(4)

Ignitable, Reactive, or Incompatible Wastes: CMR 06-096 854.6(C)(7), CMR 06-096 854.12(C)(5), CMR 06-096 854.12(C)(7), and CMR 06-096 854.12(C)(13)

Use prohibition: CMR 06-096 854.12(C)(6)

Labeling: CMR 06-096 854.12(C)(10)

Base: CMR 06-096 854.12(B)(2)

Containment system: CMR 06-096 854.12(B)(4) and CMR 06-096 851.13(C)(7)

Height and aisle space: CMR 06-096 854.12(C)(8)

Inspections: CMR 06-096 854.12(C)(8) and CMR 06-096 854.12(D)

Facility record: CMR 06-096 854.12(D)(5)(e)

Pretransport marking: CMR 06-096 851.8

Empty container rules: CMR 06-096 850.3(A)(7)

Container rules for generators: CMR 06-096 850.4, CMR 06-096 851.8(B)(2), CMR 06-096 851.13, and CMR 06-096 855.9(C)

Regulatory Agencies

Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Remediation & Waste Management

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Maine has adopted by reference the federal hazardous waste container requirements and adds its own state provisions in connection with containment systems, condition and use of containers, labeling, storage areas, inspections and pretransport marking by generators of certain containers. The state’s standards for determining whether a container is “empty” are more stringent than the federal standards.

Note: Because Maine incorporates by reference only ...


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