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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.
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.