Governing Law and Regulations
Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Waste ManagementHazardous Waste Management Program
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Nevada has adopted by reference the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including the empty container standards and the organic air emissions standards. The state requirements for generators using containers to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit incorporate by reference the federal rules and add requirements related to container labeling and generators accumulating hazardous waste in containers.
· Administration and enforcement. DCNR's Bureau of Waste Management administers and enforces the container rules in Nevada.
Nevada requires hazardous waste generators using containers to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit to comply with specific standards relating to labeling containers and records that document container inspections. For more information on these requirements, see the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE.