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Containment Buildings: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Containment building rules: 40 CFR 264.1100 to 264.1102 and 40 CFR 265.1100 to 265.1102 (interim status)

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Definition of containment building: 40 CFR 260.10, 40 CFR 264.1100, and 40 CFR 265.1100

Applicability of containment building rules:

Applicability of rules to treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 40 CFR 264.1100 to 264.1102 and 40 CFR 265.1100 to 265.1102

Applicability of rules to large quantity generators (LQGs): 40 CFR 262.34(a)(1)(iv)

Application requirements:

TSDFs: 40 CFR 124, 40 CFR 267, 40 CFR 270.1(b), 40 CFR 270.250 to 270.320, and Appendix I to 40 CFR 270.42

Permit exemption for LQGs: 40 CFR 262.34(b) and 40 CFR 262.344(a)(1)(iv)

Design standards:

Surface area requirements for all buildings: 40 CFR 264.1101(a)(2) and 40 CFR 265.1101(a)(2)

Primary barrier requirements for all buildings: 40 CFR 264.1100(b), 40 CFR 264.1101(a)(4), 40 CFR 264.1101(b)(1), 40 CFR 265.1100(b), 40 CFR 265.1101(a)(4), and 40 CFR 265.1101(b)(1)

Doors and window requirements for all buildings: 40 CFR 264.1101(a)(2), 40 CFR 264.1101(c)(1)(iv), 40 CFR 265.1101(a)(2), and 40 CFR 265.1101(c)(1)(iv)

Decontamination area requirements for all buildings: 40 CFR 264.1101(c)(1)(iii) and 40 CFR 265.1101(c)(1)(iii)

Design certification requirements for all buildings: 40 CFR 264.1101(c)(2) and 40 CFR 265.1101(c)(2)

Managing free liquids:

Definition of free liquids: 40 CFR 260.10, 40 CFR 264.1101(b), and 40 CFR 265.1101(b)

Primary barrier for free liquids: 40 CFR 264.1100(c)(1), 40 CFR 264.1101(b), 40 CFR 265.1100(c)(1), and 40 CFR 265.1101(b)

Liquid collection system for free liquids: 40 CFR 264.1100(c)(2), 40 CFR 264.1100(c)(3), 40 CFR 264.1101(b)(2), 40 CFR 264.1101(b)(3), 40 CFR 265.1100(c)(2), 40 CFR ...


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