06- 096 C.M.R. ch. 855, § 2 - Preamble

It is the purpose of the Department of Environmental Protection (Department), consistent with legislative policy, to provide effective controls for handling of hazardous wastes. This Chapter establishes requirements and procedures for the issuance, by the Board of Environmental Protection, of interim licenses for hazardous waste facilities.

NOTE: Pursuant to 38 M.R.S. §341- A, Sections (2) and (4), the term "Department" is defined to include the Board of Environmental Protection and the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (Commissioner). The term "Board" is used in this Chapter in reference to the Board or a Board action, generally related to the Board's issuance of interim hazardous waste facility licenses. The term "Department" is generally used in this Chapter in reference to the Commissioner (or the Commissioner's designee) and to the administration, oversight or monitoring of compliance with the standards of this Chapter and the terms and conditions of interim licenses issued by the Board.

Portions of this Chapter refer to federal regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Unless otherwise specified, the federal regulations referenced are those final regulations as amended up to July 1, 2019, as they appeared in volume 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) and are hereby incorporated by reference. Where specifically stated, the terms of a referenced federal regulation are hereby incorporated as terms of this Chapter, except that in regulations incorporated thereby, "EPA" shall mean "the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (Department)"; "Administrator", "Regional Administrator" and "Director" shall mean the Maine Board of Environmental Protection, the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection or the Commissioner's designated representative, as applicable; and the references to terms or phrases including "treat", "store", or "dispose" shall mean "handle". In addition, where the terms of federal regulations hereby incorporated by reference differ from or are inconsistent with other terms of this Chapter or Maine's Hazardous Waste Management Rules, 06-096 C.M.R chs. 850 - 860, the more stringent of the requirements apply. Other changes to regulations incorporated hereby are as expressly made in this Chapter.

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06- 096 C.M.R. ch. 855, § 2

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