Nebraska Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Nebraska Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification of hazardous waste: Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) 128-3

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Notification, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements NAC 128-4

Large quantity generators: NAC 128-10

Small quantity generators: NAC 128-9

Conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) requirements: NAC 128-8

CESQGs:

Disposal prohibition: NAC 128-8-006.03D

Regulatory Agency

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Nebraska follows the federal rules for generators of hazardous waste and has additional state restrictions concerning disposal of hazardous waste from conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs).

· Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers and enforces the hazardous waste generator regulations in Nebraska.

State Requirements

CESQGs

Disposal Prohibitions

NAC 128-8-006.03D and NAC 132-1-140

Unlike the federal rules for CESQGs, Nebraska regulations do not allow CESQG-generated hazardous waste to be disposed of in "nonmunicipal, nonhazardous landfills located in Nebraska" (e.g., solid waste landfills), although such waste may be disposed of in the solid waste landfills of other states, if so authorized by those states.

Nonmunicipal facilities. Unlike the federal rules for CESQGs, Nebraska regulations do not allow CESQG-generated hazardous waste to be disposed of in "nonmunicipal, nonhazardous landfills located in Nebraska” (e.g., solid waste landfills), although such waste may be disposed of in the nonmunicipal solid waste landfills of other states, if so authorized by those states (NAC 128-8-006.03D).

Unregulated hazardous wastes. As defined by Nebraska, an “unregulated hazardous waste" is a hazardous waste generated by a CESQG “which contains ...


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