Arizona Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and classification rules: Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 18-8-261(A) to 18-8-261(D) and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-261(K)

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Hazardous waste: AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-261(C)(i)

Regulatory Agency

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Waste Programs Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arizona has adopted the federal regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, including the federal conditional exclusion from the definition of solid waste for cathode-ray tubes. Arizona has added several state regulations, primarily to modify specific sections of 40 CFR 261 in order to add references to Arizona hazardous waste citations or references to ADEQ. In addition, the state requires documentation for persons claiming an exclusion from hazardous waste for wastes involving the toxicity characteristic and chromium.

See the national section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) to review the federal rules.

Administration and enforcement. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) Waste Programs Division administers and enforces the state's hazardous waste identification and classification requirements.

State Requirements


Hazardous Wastes

AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-261(C)(i)

Unlike the federal requirement, those claiming the exclusion from hazardous waste found at 40 CFR 261.4(b)(6)(i) for wastes involving the toxicity characteristic and chromium must provide documentation to the ADEQ that the exclusion's requirements have been met.


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