Vermont Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Vermont Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): Vermont Administrative Rule (VAR) 12-032-001 Section 7-308(b)(14) Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): VAR 12-032-001 Section 7-504(e)(1), VAR 12-032-001 Section 7-504(e)(4), and VAR 12-032-001 Section 7-510(c) (interim status) Groundwater Implementation Standard: VAR 12-032-001 Section 7-308(b)(14) and VAR 12-032-001 Section 7-504(e)(4) Documentation: VAR 12-032-001 Section 7-308(b)(14) and VAR 12-032-001 Section 7-504(e)(4) Written report: VAR 12-032-001 7-308(b)(14)(F)(iii) and VAR 12-032-001 Section 7-504(e)(4)

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Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Waste Management & Prevention Division Management and Prevention Section

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Vermont follows the federal contingency plan rules applicable to large quantity generators (LQGs), permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), and interim-status TSDFs. The state has various additional requirements that must be followed as well. These additional state requirements apply to both LQGs and TSDFs.

· Administration and enforcement. The Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Waste Management & Prevention Division administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Vermont.

State Requirements

GROUNDWATER IMPLEMENTATION STANDARD

VAR 12-032-001 7-308(b)(14) and VAR 12-032-001 Section 7-504(e)(4)

Vermont requires that a contingency plan be implemented if there is a release of hazardous waste constituents that would contaminate air, soil, groundwater, or surface ...


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