Arizona Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities: Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 18-8-264(A) and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-265(A) (interim status)

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Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators: AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-262(A) and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-262(L)

Notification requirements: AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-262(L); AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-264(A) and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-264(F); AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-265(A) and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-265(F) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Waste Programs Division

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arizona adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Arizona as of March 1, 2019, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs). The state follows the federal rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plans. The state adds a state notification requirement, as well as additional information for the report that is part of the notification.

Administration and enforcement. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) administers and enforces the contingency plan rules in Arizona.

State Requirements

NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-262(L), AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-264(F), and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-265(F) (interim status)

Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the LQG or TSDF emergency coordinator to immediately notify either the National Response Center ...


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