Nevada Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Nevada Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management requirements and organic air emissions standards: Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 444.8632(1) (permitted and interim status) Empty container rules: NAC 444.8632(1)

Regulatory Agencies
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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.

State Requirements


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.

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