Maine Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maine Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): Code of Maine Rules (CMR): 06-096 851.8(B)(5) Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): CMR 06-096 854.6(C).(8), CMR 06-096 854.9(D).(4), CMR 06-096 856.10(B).(4), and CMR 06-096 855.9(A).(8) (interim status) Emergency notification: CMR 06-096 856.10(B).(4) Surface impoundments: CMR 06-096 854.9(D).(4)

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Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management Division of Oil and Hazardous Waste Facilities Regulation

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Maine incorporates by reference the federal contingency plan rules applicable to LQGs, permitted hazardous waste TSDFs, and interim-status TSDFs. The state has additional notification requirements for all permitted TSDFs as well as additional provisions for permitted surface impoundments.

· Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Maine.

State Requirements


Emergency Notification

CMR 06-096 856.10(B).(4)

In addition to complying with the federal emergency notification requirements, permitted facilities must notify the Department of Public Safety (State Police) by calling 800-452-4664 or 207-624-7000. The facility must include the information that the federal rules require be included in the notification, as well as the following information:

  • A current assessment of the situation, including any potential hazards that remain and an estimated time that problems caused by the emergency situation are expected to be resolved
  • A list of other local, state, ...

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