Compliance Assurance and Enforcement in Arkansas
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Report possible violations of environmental laws and regulations.
- Enforcement in Arkansas
- Air Enforcement in Arkansas
- Water Enforcement in Arkansas
- Hazardous Waste Enforcement in Arkansas
- Underground Storage Tanks Program in Arkansas
- Pesticide Enforcement in Arkansas
- Supplemental Environmental Projects for Arkansas
Enforcement in Arkansas
Our vision in Arkansas is to make environmental compliance commonplace to achieve clean air, water, and land. Our mission is to protect and sustain human health and the environment by ensuring compliance with Federal environmental laws in partnership with the states and tribes.
Air Enforcement in Arkansas
Objectives and Goals for Arkansas
The Air Enforcement Branch serves as the principal point of contact among all stakeholders on Arkansas air pollution enforcement issues. Members of our staff:
- inspect active Arkansas facilities,
- review records and data to assess compliance strategies,
- investigate potential noncompliance activities,
- actively participate in negotiations for new enforcement orders,
- manage existing enforcement orders,
- respond to numerous and varied requests for Applicability Determination, Alternative Monitoring, and Compliance Assistance Projects,
- Delegation Documents for State of Arkansas, and
- Status of Delegations in Arkansas by specific Rule/Subpart
Water Enforcement in Arkansas
Drinking Water Enforcement in Arkansas.
The Safe Drinking Water Act Enforcement program performs technical, scientific and administrative review and evaluation necessary for the enforcement of the Public Water Supply and Underground Injection Control programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act for the State of Arkansas. The adequacy and validity of economic, technical and scientific data and findings are assured while developing and issuing administrative orders, administrative penalty orders, and in initiating and developing enforcement litigation referrals. These enforcement actions are handled in coordination with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
Storm Water Management Program
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit requires, permittees to develop and implement a comprehensive Storm Water Management Program that must include pollution prevention measures, treatment or removal techniques, monitoring, use of legal authority, and other appropriate measures to control the quality of storm water discharged to the storm drains and thence to waters of the United States. If you are a permitted Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System that has recently received a letter from EPA to participate in the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Self-Assessment, you should download all the Modules, that apply to the programs you have implemented.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Sludge General Permit Notice of Intent
The Notice of Intent application is for the permitting of the generating, treatment, and disposal of sludge. For questions regarding the application, please contact our staff at R6 NOI BIOSOLIDS. Login to the NOI Application.
Looking for compliance information about your drinking water system? These useful web pages can help you learn how your drinking water provider is meeting federal and state requirements. Enter your providers name and search for results.
- EPA's State Drinking Water Information Systems (SDWIS)
- Arkansas Inspection Reports and Enforcement Cases
Hazardous Waste Enforcement in Arkansas
Waste Enforcement in Arkansas
Arkansas is authorized to administer the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste program under EPA oversight. The Hazardous Waste Enforcement Branch, with the State, is responsible for enforcing these regulations. The Branch conducts inspections, reviews and data analysis to assess compliance. The Branch takes enforcement actions and assess the nature and extent of contamination and clean up.
Enforcement of Lead-Based Paint Requirements in Arkansas
The Hazardous Waste Enforcement Branch is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act for lead-based paint. The Branch conducts inspections and takes enforcement actions to address violations and require compliance with Toxic Substances Control Act requirements.
Underground Storage Tanks Program in Arkansas
The Pesticides, Toxics and Underground Storage Tank Branch of the US Environmental Protection Agency works with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and provides oversight for Arkansas Underground Storage Tank Program and Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program Program. Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality takes enforcement actions for violations of state regulations, which are required to be at least as stringent as EPA’s regulations.
Pesticide Enforcement in Arkansas
The Pesticides, Toxics, and Underground Storage Tank Branch works with the Arkansas State Plant Board to enforce the provisions of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The EPA is responsible for enforcement of provisions regulating the registration, labelling, production, and importation of pesticides and pesticidal devices. The Arkansas State Plant Board has primary responsibility for enforcement of provisions regulating the proper use and handling of pesticides.
Supplemental Environmental Projects for Arkansas
Supplemental Environmental Projects are environmentally beneficial projects that are undertaken during settlement of an enforcement action. The purpose of a project is to secure significant environmental or public health protection improvements. A project is initiated through Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality enforcement actions. If the violator chooses to perform an acceptable project, it must protect or reduce risks to public health or the environment, and have a relationship with the violation.