Governing Law and Regulations
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Hazardous Waste Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arkansas rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste to and from a foreign country are the same as the federal regulations with additional notification and annual reporting requirements. All hazardous waste exporters are required to send copies of annual and exception reports to both EPA and ADEQ.
Arkansas has adopted the federal regulations for hazardous waste transporters, with additional state requirements for transfer facilities, permits, fees, and discharges during transport. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for more information.
Required by both DOT and EPA, the manifest is the shipping document that travels with hazardous waste from the point of generation. As of September 5, 2006, EPA required Arkansas (and all states) to use the revised federal form of manifest-the new standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). Arkansas has adopted by reference the new federal manifest rules. Waste handlers in Arkansas should go to the national section MANIFESTS for guidance on how to prepare the new form and how to ...