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Idaho Hazardous Waste Permit (18-ID-b)

Idaho has incorporated several federal regulations by reference. The permitting process remains state controlled, yet utilizes the federal process and federal forms for implementation.

Hazardous Waste Permit Process

18-ID-b.1 - Will the project treat, store, dispose or transport hazardous waste

Idaho law is concerned with the treatment, storage, disposal and transport of hazardous waste.

18-ID-b.2 - No permit needed; Continue with project

If the developer does not anticipate the need to treat, store, dispose or transport hazardous waste, then a permit is not required.

18-ID-b.3 - Pre-application public meeting and notice

The requirements for a pre-application public meeting are contained in 40 CFR 124.31.

The developer is responsible for hosting a public meeting and soliciting questions and comments. The meeting is also an opportunity to inform the public of its intended hazardous waste management procedures. There must be at least one meeting. The meeting must be advertised at least 30 days prior to the meeting. Proper notice includes: a newspaper advertisement, visible and accessible sign or broadcast announcement. Notice must include:

  • date, time and location of the meeting;
  • brief description of the purpose of the meeting;
  • brief description of the proposed facility;
  • statement encouraging people to contact the facility at least 72 hours before the meeting if they need special access to participate in the meeting; and
  • the name, address and telephone number of a contact person for the applicant.

A sign-in sheet or other voluntary opportunity for attendees to provide their names and addresses must be provided at the meeting. The developer must create a summary of the meeting and provide the contact information for the participants as well as a summary of their comments. The notes are submitted with the developer's permit application.

18-ID-b.4 - Obtain insurance

In order to qualify for a permit, the developer must be able to demonstrate insurance coverage that would protect the community from incurring clean-up costs in the event of the developer's insolvency.

18-ID-b.5 - Facility siting license application, EPA Form 8700-23, bond & associated documents

Part A of the application process is EPA Form 8700-23. The application must be submitted with maps, drawings and photographs as required in 40 CFR 270.13.

18-ID-b.6 - Review application materials for completeness

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality reviews the application materials to determine whether all pertinent information is included.

18-ID-b.7 - Is the application complete

If the application is complete, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality will process the permit application. If the application is not complete, it will be returned to the applicant for completion.

18-ID-b.8 - Consider application materials

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality may identify terms and conditions of the permit through review of the application materials. The review is to ensure all safeguards are in place to protect the health and safety of the public.

18-ID-b.9 - Public notice and comment period

Under 40 CFR 124.10, public notice of the preparation of a draft permit shall allow at least 30 days for public comment. For RCRA permits, a minimum of 45 days must be allowed for public comment.

18-ID-b.10 - Public hearing (optional)

Under 40 CFR 124.12, public hearings are discretionary. They are only to be held if one would clarify one or more issues involved in the permit decision.

18-ID-b.11 - Siting License & Hazardous Waste Permit

Once the pubic participation is completed and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is satisfied that all concerns have been addressed, a permit will be issued.

18-ID-b.12 - Monitor groundwater

The developer is responsible for ensuring that the quality of the groundwater remains consistent. Any leakages must be reported immediately to prevent further contamination.

18-ID-b.13 - Will the project transport hazardous waste

The transport of hazardous waste requires special tracking measures. If the project does not require transport of hazardous materials, then no further action is required.

18-ID-b.14 - No permit needed; Continue with project

No additional action is required in cases where the developer does not need to transport hazardous waste.

18-ID-b.15 - Obtain EPA identification number

In order to obtain an EPA identification number, one must submit EPA Form 8700-12 to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. The information required includes:

  • name of the facility;
  • location and mailing address;
  • land type;
  • contact person and phone number;
  • NAICS code;
  • owner's name and date of becoming owner;
  • operator's name and date of becoming operator;
  • type of hazardous waste; and
  • signature and date.

The form should be submitted to: Rene Anderson DEQ State Office Waste Management & Remediation Division 1410 N. Hilton Boise, ID 83706.

18-ID-b.16 - Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest

In cases where the developer does need to transport hazardous waste, a Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest should be used.

To the greatest extent possible, the routes for shipment should avoid municipalities and population centers.

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