Governing Law and Regulations
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Waste Management Division
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Nebraska follows the federal hazardous waste storage rules, including those for on-site storage by hazardous waste generators. However, the state requires small quantity generators (SQGs) to comply with additional state requirements, including those in connection with tank inspections, measures to prevent accidental ignition or reaction of ignitable or reactive wastes, and measures to prepare for and prevent accidents.
· Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage regulations in Nebraska.
ON-SITE STORAGE RULES FOR GENERATORS
SQG Tank Inspections
Nebraska has not adopted the federal provision that allows SQGs that accumulate hazardous waste in tanks or tank systems that have full secondary containment with leak detection equipment to decrease the requirement to inspect from “once each ...