Nebraska Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Nebraska Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) 128-10-004.01H and NAC 128-18 Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): NAC 128-21-004 and NAC 128-22-004 (interim status) LQGs: Emergency notification: NAC 128-18-007.04B Site compliance notification: NAC 128-18-007.10

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Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Waste Management Division RCRA Program

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Nebraska incorporates by reference the federal contingency plan rules applicable to LQGs, permitted hazardous waste TSDFs, and interim-status TSDFs. The state has its own additional notification requirements for LQGs.

· Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Waste Management Division administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Nebraska.

State Requirements

LQGs

Emergency Notification

NAC 128-18-007.04B

Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to notify immediately either the National Response Center at 800-424-8802 or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area. Nebraska requires that the LQG's emergency coordinator also immediately notify DEQ at 402-471-4545 in accordance with DEQ's Emergency Response Plan, and, if there is danger of fire occurring or explosion, the state fire marshal.

Site Compliance Notification

NAC 128-18-007.10

Before operations can be resumed at the LQG's site, the generator must notify DEQ and appropriate state and local authorities that in the affected areas of the facility:

  • Cleanup procedures have been completed before any ...

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