Arkansas Land Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Land Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste land treatment rules: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 23.264.270 to 23.264.283 and AR Reg. 23. 265.270 to 23.265.282 (interim status)

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Facility design and operating rules: AR Reg. 23.264.20(a)

Regulatory Agency

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Hazardous Waste Division

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Arkansas requires owners and operators of land treatment facilities in Arkansas to comply with the federal land treatment facility rules. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that engage in land treatment activities must comply with additional permit application and fee requirements and adhere to state facility performance standards.

· Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Hazardous Waste Division administers and enforces the land treatment facility requirements in Arkansas.

State Requirements

FACILITY PERMIT STANDARDS

Hazardous waste facility owners and operators in Arkansas are subject to several additional state permit application conditions not included in the federal rules. The state has additional permit application requirements for TSDFs, including those regarding the need for a baseline health survey before operation, mandatory public hearings before permit approval, and additional TSDF ownership disclosure requirements. The state's more stringent permit standards and applications rules are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

PERMIT AND FACILITY FEES

Owners and operators of hazardous waste TSDFs in Arkansas that engage in land treatment activities pay ...


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