Arkansas Containment Buildings regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Containment Buildings: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Containment building requirements: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 23.264.1100 to 23.264.1104 and AR Reg. 23.265.1100 to 23.265.1104 (interim status)

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State registered engineer requirement: AR Reg. 23.264.1101 and AR Reg. 23.265.1101 (interim status)

Facility design and operating rules: AR Reg. 23.264.20(a)

Regulatory Agency

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Hazardous Waste Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas follows the federal rules for hazardous waste containment buildings. In addition, owners and operators of containment buildings must comply with a state-specific certification requirement as well as additional permit application and fee requirements and state facility performance standards.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Hazardous Waste Division administers and enforces the containment building rules in Arkansas.

State Requirements


AR Reg. 23.264.1101(c)(2) and AR Reg. 23.264.1101(c)(3)(iii)

Arkansas specifies that the independent, qualified professional engineer that certifies a containment building design or that certifies that cleanup and repairs have been completed is limited to those that are registered in the state of Arkansas.


Hazardous waste facility owners and operators in Arkansas are subject to several additional state permit application conditions not included in the federal rules. The state has additional permit application requirements for TSDFs including those regarding the need for a baseline health survey prior to operation, mandatory public ...

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