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49-855. Best management practices; criteria

A. The director shall adopt, by rule, best management practices for the treatment, storage and disposal of each waste to be designated as a special waste pursuant to this article.

B. In adopting best management practices for a special waste, the director shall consider:

1. The availability, effectiveness, economic feasibility and technical feasibility of alternative handling or management technologies and practice.

2. The potential nature and severity of the effect on public health and the environment resulting from the special waste.

3. Circumstances under which the practices shall be applied including climatological, geological and hydrogeological conditions.

4. Consistency with other federal and state laws, rules and regulations in an effort to avoid practices or requirements that duplicate, are inconsistent with or result in dual regulation under other federal and state laws, rules and regulations.

C. The best management practices adopted by the director shall contain procedures necessary for the protection of public health and the environment for the transportation, treatment, storage and disposal of special wastes. Additional items to be contained in the best management practices shall include at least:

1. A designated time of not less than ninety days beyond which a waste may not be stored.

2. A fee for each special waste of not more than two dollars per ton and beginning from and after January 1, 1995, not more than twenty thousand dollars per generator site per year for special waste that is transported to a facility in this state for treatment, storage or disposal.

D. The director may adopt special waste best management practices that apply to the treatment, storage or disposal of those wastes that are not regulated as hazardous wastes under federal laws or regulations.

E. The director may enact special waste best management practices that are more stringent than federal laws or regulations that govern polychlorinated biphenyls pursuant to the toxic substances control act (15 United States Code section 2605) if the director determines in writing that:

1. The additional regulation is necessary to protect public health or the environment.

2. There is a scientific basis for the additional regulation based upon appropriate environment testing and analytical data.

3. The additional regulation is technically feasible.

F. Nothing in this section shall preclude the director from adopting best management practices under this article which incorporate management practices applicable to the treatment, storage or disposal of those wastes that are not regulated as hazardous wastes under federal laws or regulations.