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.
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.