HEALTH AND SAFETY
HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
39-4410. Transportation of hazardous waste. (1) The board shall promulgate hazardous waste transportation rules and regulations to control the intrastate and interstate transportation of federally regulated types and quantities of hazardous waste. The rules and regulations shall be consistent with the rules and regulations issued by the United States department of transportation and the United States environmental protection agency. The rules and regulations shall also be consistent with the rules and regulations of the Idaho public utilities commission unless such consistency would impair the primacy or the effectiveness of the state’s hazardous waste management program. In that case the board shall confer with the commission and endeavor to develop mutually acceptable transportation rules and regulations. If mutually acceptable rules and regulations cannot be developed, the board shall promulgate transportation rules and regulations that minimize conflict with the commission’s rules and regulations while assuring the primary authority and effectiveness of the state’s hazardous waste management program. Rules and regulations so promulgated by the board shall prevail over conflicting rules and regulations of the commission.
(2) The hazardous waste transportation rules and regulations shall apply to all transporters of federally regulated types and quantities of hazardous waste generated either by themselves or by others. These rules and regulations shall apply to any movement of a regulated quantity of hazardous wastes to or from a hazardous waste facility or site.
(3) The hazardous waste transportation rules and regulations shall provide for but not be limited to:
(a) Standards for the containerization and labeling of hazardous wastes;
(b) Standards for the handling and placarding of hazardous waste shipments;
(c) A hazardous waste tracking system requiring that:
(i) All transporters of federally regulated types and quantities of hazardous waste obtain an identification number from the department, the environmental protection agency, or another approved state program, before accepting hazardous waste for transport;
(ii) All shipments of federally regulated types and quantities of hazardous waste to be shipped off site or received from off site be accompanied by a manifest or similar form describing the hazardous waste being shipped and its destination;
(iii) A copy of each manifest or similar form be returned to the generator and/or originator of the shipment and a copy be retained by the transporter for a minimum of three (3) years.
(4) The hazardous waste transportation rules and regulations may provide for special routing of hazardous waste shipments in this state when necessary to protect the public health, the public safety, or the environment consistent with federal statutory, regulatory and constitutional requirements.
(5) No commercial hazardous waste disposal facility or site permitted under section 39-4409, Idaho Code, shall receive regulated quantities of hazardous waste as defined by federal law from a motor vehicle or trailer unless the hazardous waste is accompanied by a proper manifest and the transporter has obtained a special permit from the Idaho transportation department as provided in sections 49-2202 and 49-2203, Idaho Code. If an improperly documented shipment of hazardous waste arrives at a permitted commercial hazardous waste facility or site, the owner or operator of the facility or site shall immediately notify the Idaho transportation department and the Idaho state police and follow the requirements of its permits and licenses for notification of appropriate agencies.
[39-4410, added 1983, ch. 154, sec. 1, p. 422; am. 1984, ch. 205, sec. 2, p. 504; am. 1986, ch. 231, sec. 1, p. 628; am. 1988, ch. 265, sec. 568, p. 867; am. 1993, ch. 291, sec. 5, p. 1087; am. 2000, ch. 469, sec. 98, p. 1549.]