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      RS 30:2186     


§2186.  Identification of hazardous wastes; exemptions

A.(1)  The secretary shall develop, consistent with federal regulations, objective criteria for identifying characteristics of hazardous wastes and for listing the hazardous wastes which shall be subject to the provisions of this Chapter.

(2)  The secretary shall promulgate rules and regulations for the review and determination of environmental media, such as soil, sediments, or surface or ground water, as hazardous waste.  Such rules and regulations shall provide for the department to collect a fee not to exceed three thousand dollars per such review and determination.

B.  Radioactive products and byproducts regulated by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission or any successor thereto shall be exempted from the provisions of this Chapter and the regulations applicable thereto.  Individual homeowners and farmers who generate only small quantities of hazardous wastes and any person the department determines generates only small quantities of hazardous waste on an infrequent basis shall be exempt.

C.  Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to prohibit the office of public safety services, with the approval of the secretary in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to this Chapter, in cases of emergency, from disposing of hazardous wastes which may be explosive in nature where said disposal is necessary to relieve an imminent threat to public safety.

Acts 1979, No. 449, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1980; Acts 1983, No. 97, §1, eff. Feb. 1, 1984; Acts 1985, No. 336, §1, eff. July 9, 1985; Acts 2006, No. 778, §1.

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