Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Idaho adopts by reference the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including the empty container standards, and the organic air emissions standards.
Idaho adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Idaho as of May 2, 2018, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in containers.
· Administration and enforcement. The Waste Management and Remediation Division of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers and enforces the container rules in Idaho.