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): 14 Arkansas Pollution Control & Ecology Commission Control (APC&EC) Rule No. 23, Section 262.41

    Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) biennial report rules: 14 APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 264.75 and 14 APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 265.75 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Land Resources Hazardous Waste Branch

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas requires hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) to prepare an annual report, rather than a biennial report, and submit it to the Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) by March 1 of each year. The information required in the annual report is nearly identical to that required under the federal rules for a biennial report; Arkansas requires small quantity generators (SQGs) to submit an annual report, as well. Although based on the federal biennial report form, the state’s annual report forms are provided by the DEQ.

Administration and enforcement. The DEQ’s Hazardous Waste Branch administers and enforces the annual and biennial report requirements in Arkansas.

State Requirements

ANNUAL REPORT

SQGs and LQGs

14 APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 262.41

Both SQGs and LQGS must submit annual reports to the DEQ. The information that must be submitted in the Arkansas annual report is almost identical to that required under the federal biennial report rules for federal LQGs. In addition, however, Arkansas SQGs and LQGs must report wastes accumulated ...


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