Arkansas Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan requirements: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 23.262.34(a)(4), AR Reg. 23.264.50 to 23.264.56, and AR Reg. 23.265.50 to 23.265.56 (interim status)

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Notification of completed cleanup: AR Reg. 23.264.56(i) and AR Reg. 23.265.56(i)

Regulatory Agency

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 contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators; permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), and interim-status TSDFs, and adds a provision concerning notification before resuming operations.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Arkansas.

State Requirements


AR Reg. 23.264.56(i) and AR Reg. 23.265.56(i)

Arkansas retains the provision deleted in the federal regulation in 2006 that requires the facility owner or operator to notify ADEQ and other appropriate state and local authorities that the facility is in compliance with AR Reg. 23.264.56(h) (or AR Reg. 23.265.56(h)), which mandates cleaned emergency equipment and completed cleanup procedures before resuming operations in the affected areas of the facility.

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