Arkansas Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste container requirements: Arkansas Pollution Control & Ecology Commission Control (APC&EC) Rule No. 23, Section 264.170 to 264.179 and APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 265.170 to 265.178 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste storage tank requirements: APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 264.190 to 264.200 and APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 265.190 to 265.202

Hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements: APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 264.220 to 264.232 and APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 265.220 to 265.231

Containment building requirements: APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 264.1100 to 264.1102 and APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 265.1100 to 265.1102

Containment systems: APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 264.175(b)(2)

Hazardous waste storage facility permit rules: APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 270.1 to 270.320

Hazardous waste storage facility fees: APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 23.6

On-site storage requirements for generators:

    Small quantity generators: APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 262.16

    Large quantity generators: APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 262.17

    Very small quantity generators (VSQGs): APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 262.14 and APC&EC Rule No. 23, Section 262.19

Regulatory Agency

Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Land Resources

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas follows the federal requirements for generators accumulating (storing) hazardous waste on-site without a permit through its adoption of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Arkansas as of October 2, 2020. The state has additional and more stringent requirements for ...


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