Governing Law and Regulations
Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Maine has adopted the federal rules for generators of hazardous waste and added more stringent state provisions. In addition, because the state does not use the federal definitions of large quantity generator (LQG), small quantity generator (SQG), and conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG), Maine's rules are more stringent for generators that under the federal scheme would be considered SQGs or CESQGs. Maine's additional provisions for generators are in connection with generator classifications, identification numbers, off-site shipments, reports and recordkeeping, on-site storage, manifests, reporting spills, and closure.
· Administration and enforcement. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administers and enforces the generator regulations in Maine.
STATE GENERATOR CLASSIFICATIONS
LQGs. Maine defines “LQGs” as persons that generate per month (CMR 06-096.850.3(B)):
- 100 kilograms (kg) or more (approximately 27 gallons (gal)) of hazardous waste, or
- More than ...