Nevada Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Nevada Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste storage facility rules: Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 444.8632(1) (permitted and interim status)

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On-site storage rules for generators: NAC 444.8632(1), NAC 444.8671, and NAC 444.8677

Labeling and inspections: NAC 444.8671 and NAC 444.8677

Regulatory Agency

Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Division of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Nevada has adopted by reference the federal hazardous waste storage rules for hazardous waste storage facilities and generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site and added several more stringent requirements for large quantity generators and small quantity generators.

· Administration and enforcement. DCNR's DEP administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage regulations in Nevada.

State Requirements

ON-SITE STORAGE RULES FOR GENERATORS

Labeling and Inspections

NAC 444.8671 and NAC 444.8677

Container labeling. With the exception of containers in the generator's satellite storage area, each container accumulating hazardous waste on-site must include on the label the hazardous waste number assigned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (NAC 444.8671).

Inspection log. Generators must also maintain written records of inspections conducted of containers and tanks that include (NAC 444.8677):

  • The date and time of an inspection
  • The name of the inspector
  • A notation of the inspector's observations
  • The date and nature of any repairs made or other remedial action taken

Such reports must be kept on-site for at least 3 years.


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