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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Generally, Arkansas follows the federal requirements for the Comprehensive Environmnetal Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) release notification. See the state sections COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW and EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for federal requirements. The state follows federal rules for oil spill response and reporting with some additional requirements. See the national section OIL SPILLS for more information. However, there are certain instances where Arkansas has implemented unique notification requirements, such as transportation releases, medical waste releases and petroleum storage tank releases.
• Administration and enforcement. The ADEQ and local emergency planning committees, along with local fire and police ...