Governing Law and Regulations
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.
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
These records must be kept on-site for at least 3 years.