Arkansas Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste disposal facility fees: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 23.6

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Hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements: AR Reg. 23.264.220 to 23.264.232 and AR Reg. 23.265.220 to 23.265.231 (interim status)

Hazardous waste land treatment facility rules: AR Reg. 23.264.270 to 23.264.283 and AR Reg. 23.265.270 to 23.265.282 (interim status)

Hazardous waste incineration rules: AR Reg. 23.264.340 to 23.264.351 and AR Reg. 23.265.340 to 23.265.352 (interim status)

Hazardous waste landfill rules: AR Reg. 23.264.300 to 23.264.317 and AR Reg. 23.265.300 to 23.265.316 (interim status)

Performance standards for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): AR Reg. 23.264.20

Land disposal restrictions: AR Reg. 23.268

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 hazardous waste disposal rules and has additional, more stringent requirements for TSDF permits and for disposal of hazardous wastes in landfills. Arkansas also requires TSDFs to pay various facility fees, including those for disposal of hazardous wastes.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal requirements in Arkansas.

State Requirements


The state has additional permit application requirements for TSDFs including those regarding the need for a baseline health survey before operation, mandatory public hearings before permit approval, and additional TSDF ownership disclosure requirements. See the state ...

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