Governing Law and Regulations
Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Rules of the Idaho Administrative Procedures Act (IDAPA) 58.01.05.008 and IDAPA 58.01.05.009 (interim status) Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): IDAPA 58.01.05.006.01 LQG emergency notification: IDAPA 58.01.05.006.02
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Waste Management and Remediation Division Hazardous Waste Program
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Idaho adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Idaho as of May 2, 2018, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs). The state has its own additional notification requirements for LQGs. The state also follows the federal rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plans.
· Administration and enforcement. The Waste Management and Remediation Division of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Idaho.
Emergency NotificationIDAPA 58.01.05.006.02
Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the LQG’s 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. Idaho also requires that the LQG’s emergency coordinator immediately notify the Idaho Office of Emergency Management by telephone at 800-632-8000 ...