Governing Law and Regulations
Hawaii Department of Health (HDH) Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch Hazardous Waste Section
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Hawaii adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Hawaii as of September 30, 2018, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs). Hawaii also adopts by reference the federal rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plans. There is an additional state requirement in connection with LQG and TSDF notification.
· Administration and enforcement. The Hawaii Department of Health’s (HDH) Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch administers and enforces the container rules in Hawaii.
HAR 11-262.1-15, HAR 11-264.1-6 and HAR 11-265.1-6
Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to notify immediately either the National Response Center (NRC) at 800-424-8802 or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area. In Hawaii, the on-scene coordinator for the geographical area is from HDH's Hazard Evaluation and Emergency ...