Arkansas Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Pesticide applicators: Arkansas Code Annotated (AR Code Ann.) 20-20-209(d)

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Solid waste:

Composting facilities: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 22.810

Transfer stations: AR Reg. 22.906

C&D recovery facilities and material recycling facilities: AR Reg. 22.1007

Solid waste transporters: AR Reg. 22.202

Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund: AR Reg. 12.301 to 12.321

Regulatory Agencies

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

Arkansas Agriculture Department Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas generally follows federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional rules for pesticide applicators, certain solid waste facilities, and solid waste transporters.

Arkansas follows the federal financial responsibility requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), and underground storage tanks (USTs). See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the federal rules.

Refer to Table in this section for a summary of state financial responsibility requirements.

The state also requires financial assurance to be eligible for reimbursement from the Arkansas Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund (Fund) for cleanup costs in the event of accidental releases or contamination. For more information, see the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

Administration and enforcement. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state’s TSDF, UST, solid waste, and liquid animal waste management system financial responsibility requirements.

State Requirements


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