Hazardous Waste

Alaska

Comparison of State and Federal Hazardous Waste Rules

General Summary (find a description of Federal Rules here).

    Alaska follows the federal rules for hazardous waste management.

1. Do I need an EPA ID number to handle hazardous wastes in Alaska?


Main Hazardous Waste Page: Solid Waste Program

Permits and Associated Guidance Documents: Hazardous Waste Permits

2. How do I determine my generator status?

    Alaska follows the federal rules for defining generator status.

3. How can I tell if the waste materials I handle are considered hazardous wastes?

    Alaska follows the federal rules for defining hazardous wastes.

4. How long can I store hazardous wastes on site?

    Alaska follows the federal rules for storing hazardous wastes.

5. Who can transport and receive the wastes I ship off site?

    Alaska follows the federal rules for shipping hazardous wastes to a TSD.

6. What records do I have to keep?

    Alaska follows the federal rules for recordkeeping.

7. Do I have to file reports?

    Alaska follows the federal rules for reporting.

8. What training requirements do I have to meet?

    Alaska follows the federal rules for training.

9. What differences between states may exist with regard to use of the the new standardized manifest form?

    As of September 5, 2006, the new standardized manifest form (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A) must be used in every state to track hazardous waste shipments. There will be no state variations of the new federal form and states may not require information to be included on the form that is in addition to that required by federal rules. That said, some differences between states may exist with regard to use of the form. For Alaska these differences include:

    Additional Wastes:
    Alaska does not have any state-specific waste codes.

    Exemptions: None.

    Distribution:
    For Alaska, EPA Region10 does not require copies of manifests to be submitted to EPA regardless of whether the waste originates or is disposed of in the state. The only exception is when EPA Region 10 is the generator of the waste or when the shipment is an international shipment.

    Reporting: None.

    Recordkeeping: None.

    Other Notes, Comments:: None.

10. What are some other differences between federal and state rules?

    Alaska follows the federal hazardous waste regulations for universal waste and used oil management.

11. Contacts

    No contact information available