Governing Law and Regulations
North Dakota Department of Health (DOH) Division of Waste Management
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. North Dakota follows the federal hazardous waste storage rules, including those for on-site storage by generators. The state tank inspection rules for small quantity generators (SQGs), however, are more stringent than their federal counterparts.
· Administration and enforcement. DOH's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage regulations in North Dakota.
ON-SITE STORAGE RULES FOR GENERATORS
SQG Tank Inspections
NDAC Article 33-24-05-114, Section 5
North Dakota 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 operating day” to “at least weekly.” Therefore, discharge control equipment, data from monitoring equipment, and the level of waste in the tank must be inspected once each operating day.