Governing Law and Regulations
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 surface impoundment requirements. Owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) using surface impoundments must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state facility fees.
· Administration and enforcement. ADEQ administers and enforces the surface impoundment requirements in Arkansas.
FACILITY PERMIT STANDARDS
Hazardous waste facility owners and operators in Arkansas are subject to several state permit application conditions that are in addition to the federal rules including those regarding the need for a baseline health survey before operation, mandatory public hearings before permit approval, and additional TSDF ownership disclosure requirements. The state's more stringent permit standards and applications rules are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
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