Comparison of State and Federal Hazardous Waste Rules
General Summary (find a description of Federal Rules here).
Nevada generally follows the federal rules for hazardous waste management and also has more stringent state requirements (see NRS 459.400).
1. Do I need an EPA ID number to handle hazardous wastes
2. How do I determine my generator status?
Nevada follows the federal rules for defining generator status for Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, Small Quantity Generators, and Large Quantify Generators.
3. How can I tell if the waste materials I handle are considered
Nevada follows the federal rules for defining hazardous wastes. One additional state requirement is that waste brought into Nevada that is designated as hazardous waste in the state of its origin is automatically hazardous waste in Nevada
4. How long can I store hazardous wastes on site?
Nevada follows the federal rules for storing hazardous wastes.
5. Who can transport and receive the wastes I ship off site?
Nevada follows the federal rules for shipping hazardous wastes to a TSD.
6. What records do I have to keep?
Nevada follows the federal rules for recordkeeping.
7. Do I have to file reports?
Nevada follows the federal rules for reporting.
8. What training requirements do I have to meet?
Nevada 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 Nevada these differences include:
Additional Wastes: None.
Other Notes, Comments:: None.
10. What are some other differences between federal and state