Alaska Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alaska Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management rules and organic air emissions standards: 18 Alaska Administrative Code (AK Admin. Code) 62.410 (permitted and interim status)

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Empty container rules: 18 AK Admin. Code 62.020(a)

Regulatory Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Environmental Health

EPA Region 10 Office: 907-271-6329 Alaska Hazardous Waste Information Line: 1-800-550-7272

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Alaska has adopted by reference the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including the empty container standards and the organic air emissions standards.

· Administration and enforcement. DEC does not have an EPA-authorized hazardous waste program although it maintains a hazardous waste information line. EPA’s Region 10 office administers and enforces the hazardous waste container rules in Alaska.

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