Alaska Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alaska Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste storage facility rules: T18 Alaska Administrative Code (AK Admin. Code) 62.410 (permitted and interim status)

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On-site storage rules for generators: 18 AK Admin. Code 62.020 and 18 AK Admin. Code 62.210

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Environmental Health

EPA Region 10 Office: 907-271-6329 Alaska Hazardous Waste Information Line: 800-550-7272

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Alaska has adopted by reference the federal hazardous waste storage rules, including those for on-site storage by generators. To review the federal hazardous waste storage requirements, see the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods that a generator may accumulate (store) hazardous waste on-site without a permit.

· Administration and enforcement. DEC does not have an EPA-authorized hazardous waste program, although it maintains a hazardous waste information line. EPA’s Region 10 office administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage rules in Alaska.


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