North Dakota Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management rules: North Dakota Administrative Code (NDAC) Section 33-24-05-89 to 33-24-05-98 Empty container rules: NDAC Section 33-24-02-07 Organic air emissions standards: NDAC Section 33-24-05-400 to 33-24-05-460 Container rules for generators: NDAC Section 33-24-02-05 and NDAC Section 33-24-03-12

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North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH) Environmental Health Section Division of Waste Management Hazardous Waste Program

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. North Dakota follows the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including the empty container standards and the organic air emissions standards. North Dakota has an additional state provision concerning container inspections which applies to both owners and operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site.

· Administration and enforcement. NDDH's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the container rules in North Dakota.

State Requirements


NDAC Section 33-24-05-93, NDAC Section 33-24-03-12, Subsection 1(a)(1), and NDAC Section 33-24-03-12, Subsection 4(b)

Both TSDF owners and operators and generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit must maintain a logbook of their weekly inspections of the areas in which they store hazardous waste containers.

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Hazardous Waste Container Management - Guide Book
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This PDF guide explains the federal hazardous waste container management rules applicable to both TSDFs storing hazwaste in containers and generators accumulating hazwaste on-site in containers."
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This special report will explain the federal container management rules applicable to both TSDF owners and operators storing hazardous waste in containers and to generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in containers. The report will address how to determine if a container is empty, the applicability of the air emissions control standards, and satellite accumulation by generators. "
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