Wisconsin Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank rules: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 662.194, 664.0190 to 664.0200; NR 665.0190 to 665.0202 (interim status)

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Organic air emissions standards: NR 664.1030 to 664.1090 and NR 665.1030 to 665.1090 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Air and Waste Bureau of Waste and Materials Management Hazardous Waste Prevention and Management Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin follows the federal rules for managing hazardous waste tanks. The federal organic air emissions standards for tanks are in effect in Wisconsin.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Division of Air and Waste administers and enforces the hazardous waste tank rules in Wisconsin, including the organic air emissions standards.

Additional Guidance

COMMON TANK VIOLATIONS

The following violations of tank rules are among the most common violations found by DNR during hazardous waste inspections:

  • Not marking tanks as "Hazardous Waste"
  • Not marking the start date of accumulation on the tank at the accumulation point

See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE to review the applicable requirements for storing hazardous waste in tanks.

Forms

Click below to access the following DNR form:


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More on this topic:

Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
Additional Guidance
Forms