Governing Law and Regulations
Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Hazardous Materials & Solid Waste Control
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Maine adopts by reference the federal hazardous waste storage rules, including those for on-site storage by generators, and adds more stringent state provisions in connection with storage containers, facility licensing, generator classifications, generator quantity and storage time limitations, satellite accumulation, and on-site management by large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs). Because the state does not use the federal definitions of LQG, SQG, and conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG), and adds the generator class of SQG Plus, Maine’s on-site storage rules for generators are more stringent than the federal rules.
· Administration and enforcement. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage regulations ...