Idaho Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Idaho Contingency Plan: What you need to know

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 58.01.05.006.02

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Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Waste Management and Remediation Division Hazardous Waste Program

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Idaho incorporates by reference the federal contingency plan rules applicable to hazardous waste permitted treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), interim-status TSDFs, and large quantity generators (LQGs). The state has its own additional notification requirements for LQGs.

· 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.

State Requirements

LQGs

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 State Communications Center by telephone at 800-632-8000 to provide information identical to that reported to the NRC or to the designated government official.


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