Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 42 USC 6922, 42 USC 6924, and 42 USC 9605

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National Contingency Plan (NCP): 40 CFR 300

The National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance: 61 Federal Register (FR) 28642 (6/5/96) and 61 FR 31103 (6/19/96)

RCRA contingency plan rules for owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 40 CFR 264.50 to 264.56 and 40 CFR 265.50 to 265.56 (interim status)

RCRA contingency plan rules for large quantity generators (LQGs): 40 CFR 262.260 to 262.265

Definition and applicability: 40 CFR 264.51, 40 CFR 265.51, and 40 CFR 262.260

Preparing the plan:

Contingency plan content: 40 CFR 264.52, 40 CFR 265.52, and 40 CFR 262.261

Distribution of copies: 40 CFR 264.53, 40 CFR 265.53, and 40 CFR 262.262(a)

LQG quick reference guide: 40 CFR 262.262(b) and 40 CFR 262.262(c)

Amending the plan: 40 CFR 264.54, 40 CFR 265.54, and 40 CFR 262.263

Implementing the plan:

Emergency coordinator's duties: 40 CFR 264.55, 40 CFR 265.55, and 40 CFR 262.264

Emergency procedures: 40 CFR 264.56, 40 CFR 265.56, and 40 CFR 262.265

Emergency response follow-up:

Emergency coordinator responsibilities: 40 CFR 264.56(g), 40 CFR 264.56(h), 40 CFR 265.56(g), 40 CFR 265.56(h), 40 CFR 262.265(g), and 40 CFR 262.265(h)

TSDF and LQG responsibilities: 40 CFR 264.56(i), 40 CFR 265.56(i), and 40 CFR 262.265(i)

Regulatory Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM)

Critical 2017/2018 Hazardous Waste Generator Information
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