Nevada Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Nevada Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator requirements: Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 444.8509 and NAC 444.8632 to 444.8681

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Manifests: NAC 444.8655 and NAC 444.8666

Large quantity generator (LQG) biennial report: NAC 444.8675

Conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs):

Used oil mixtures: NAC 444.86325(1)(d) and NAC 444.8681

Regulatory Agency

Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Division of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Nevada has adopted by reference the federal hazardous waste rules for generators and added several more stringent requirements in connection with large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs) accumulating hazardous waste on-site, electronic filing of the LQG biennial report, the distribution of manifest copies, and mixtures of conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) hazardous waste and used oil.

· Administration and enforcement. DCNR's DEP administers and enforces the accumulation time regulations in Nevada.

State Requirements


Generators in Nevada follow the federal rules for on-site hazardous waste storage and the state's more stringent rules for container labeling and inspection logs. See the state sections ACCUMULATION TIME and HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for guidance.


NAC 444.8655 and NAC 444.8666

For shipments of waste sent out of state, the generator must send one copy of the generator's returned copy from the out-of-state facility to DEP within 30 days after receiving that copy, in addition to complying with the federal requirements for distribution of the manifest (NAC 444.8655). The state rules also specify that a facility that receives a shipment of ...

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