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· Rules. Idaho adopts by reference the federal hazardous waste storage rules for hazardous waste storage facilities (permitted and interim status) and for on-site storage by hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs). In addition, Idaho requires notification by generators in the event of a fire, explosion, or release.
· Administration and enforcement. The Waste Management and Remediation Division of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage rules in Idaho.
In addition to complying with the federal requirement of immediately notifying the National Response Center (NRC) in the event of a release, fire, or explosion that could threaten human health, or the environment, outside the facility, the emergency coordinator of an LQG or an SQG in Idaho must immediately notify the State Communications Center at 800-632-8000 to provide information identical to that reported to the NRC or to the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator.
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