Arkansas Biennial Report regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Biennial Report: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Annual report rules:

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Small quantity generators (SQGs) and large quantity generators (LQGs): Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 23.262.41

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) biennial report rules: AR Reg. 23.264.75 and AR Reg. 23.265.75 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Hazardous Waste Division

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas follows the federal biennial report rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). However, the state requires the report to be submitted to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) by March 1 of each year and therefore calls it an annual report. In addition, Arkansas requires small quantity generators (SQGs) to submit an annual report. Although based on the federal biennial report form, the state's annual report form is provided by the ADEQ.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Hazardous Waste Division administers and enforces the annual and biennial report requirements in Arkansas.

State Requirements


SQGs and LQGs

AR Reg. 23.262.41

Both SQGs and LQGS must submit annual reports to the ADEQ. The information that must be submitted in the Arkansas annual report is similar to that required under the federal biennial report rules for federal LQGs. In addition, however, Arkansas SQGs and LQGs must report wastes accumulated on-site as well as those wastes either shipped off-site or treated, stored, or disposed of on-site. Generators must keep a copy of their report for 3 years from the date of the report. The federal ...

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