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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arkansas has adopted the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including the federal empty container standards, and has an additional requirement for secondary containment systems. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use containers must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees.
• Administration and enforcement. ADEQ administers and enforces the container requirements in Arkansas.
In addition to following the federal requirements for the design of the secondary containment system for container storage areas, Arkansas requires the containment structure to have an impermeable coating on all surfaces, including sidewalls and curbs. The coating must be sufficiently high to extend above any contained spill. Penetrating sealants are not adequate to meet this requirement.