Arkansas Ag Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Ag Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 6.101 to 6.701

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Arkansas Water and Air Pollution Control Act, Arkansas Code Annotated (AR Code Ann.) 8-4-101 to 8-4-315

NPDES permit: AR Reg. 6.104 and AR Reg. 6.207

Liquid animal waste management systems: AR Reg. 5.101 to 5.901

Permit applications: AR Reg. 5.301 to 5.306

Waste management plan: AR Reg. 5.405

Subsurface investigations: AR Reg. 5.404

Siting requirements: AR Reg. 5.403

Facility construction certification: AR Reg. 5.501

Permit modifications: AR Reg. 5.305 and AR Reg. 5.306

Recordkeeping: AR Reg. 5.407

Closure plan: AR Reg. 5.701

Alternative permitting: AR Reg. 5.601 and AR Reg. 5.602

Poultry feeding operations: AR Reg. 1901.1 to 1904.1

Nutrient management:

Planner certification: AR Reg. 2001.1 to 2007.1

Applicator certification: AR Reg. 2101.1 to 2108.1

Nutrient Surplus Areas: AR Reg. 2201.1 to 2206.4

Regulatory Agencies

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Water Division

Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

• Rules. Arkansas is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program and regulate pollution from agricultural waste runoff through the NPDES general permit for owners and operators of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Arkansas follows the federal requirements for ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements