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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.
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.