Arkansas Brownfields regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Brownfields: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Arkansas Remedial Action Trust Fund Act (RATFA), Arkansas Code Annotated (AR Code Ann.) 8-7-501 to 8-7-524

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Arkansas Voluntary Clean-Up Act, AR Code Ann. 8-7-1101 to 8-7-1104

Arkansas Hazardous Waste Management Act, AR Code Ann. 8-7-201 to 8-7-227

Arkansas Brownfields Redevelopment regulations: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 29

Eligibility: AR Reg. 29.401 to 29.402

Public notice: AR Reg. 29.501 to 29.502

Process: AR Reg. 29.601 to 29.604

Regulatory Agencies

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Hazardous Waste Division Brownfields Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas has established the Arkansas Remedial Action Trust Fund Act (RATFA), which is the state's equivalent to the federal Superfund program. In 1995, Arkansas amended RATFA to include the Arkansas Voluntary Clean-Up Act (Brownfields Law), a brownfields redevelopment amendment that allows a prospective purchaser of an abandoned industrial site to limit its liability under the state Brownfields Program. In 1997, several amendments to the Brownfields Law were adopted that expand the types of properties which qualify for the program, further limit financial liability for purchasers of Brownfields properties, and provide for a low-interest loan program to be established for participants in the program.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Hazardous Waste Division coordinates and implements the Brownfields Program to redevelop properties with either real or perceived hazardous substance contamination.

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