Nevada Public Health and Safety
General requirements for regulations.
Regulations adopted by the Commission pursuant to NRS 459.485 must be based upon studies, guidelines and regulations of the Federal Government and must:
Set out mechanisms for determining whether any waste is hazardous;
Govern combinations of wastes which are not compatible and may not be stored, treated or disposed of together;
Govern generation, storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste;
Govern operation and maintenance of facilities for the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste, including the qualifications and requirements for ownership, continuity of operation, closure and care after closing;
Provide standards for location, design and construction of facilities for treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste;
Except as otherwise provided in NRS 459.700 to 459.780, inclusive, govern the transportation, packing and labeling of hazardous waste in a manner consistent with regulations issued by the United States Department of Transportation relating to hazardous waste;
Provide procedures and requirements for the use of a manifest for each shipment of hazardous waste. The procedures and requirements must be applied equally to those persons who transport hazardous waste generated by others and those who transport hazardous waste which they have generated themselves; and
Take into account climatic and geologic variations and other factors relevant to the management of hazardous waste.