Arkansas Release Notification regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Excess air emissions: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 18.1101, AR Reg. 19.601, and AR Reg. 19.705

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Medical waste: Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Medical Waste Rules, Section VI.N

Oil and gas wells: Oil and Gas Commission Regulations (Rule) B-34

Petroleum storage tanks: AR Reg. 12.305 to 12.308

Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) transporters: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) Hazardous Materials (HM) Rule 1.3

Hazardous waste transporters: AHTD Hazardous Waste (HW) Rule 4(f), AR Reg. 23.263.30(c), and AR Reg. 23.263.31

Regulatory Agencies

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

Arkansas Department of Health (ADH)

Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission (Commission)

Fire and Police Departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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 ...


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Arkansas Release Notification Resources

Type Title
Checklists CERCLA Release Reporting Checklist
Forms Spill/Release Report Form
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