HEALTH AND SAFETY
HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
39-4423. Disposal of restricted hazardous wastes prohibited. (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no person shall discharge, deposit, inject, dump, spill, leak, or place any restricted hazardous waste, as defined in section 39-4403, Idaho Code, into or on any land or water at a commercial hazardous waste facility or site.
(2) The department may issue a variance from the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, if, in the judgment of the director, application of the requirements would cause undue hardship and the granting of the variance would not be harmful to the public interest or inconsistent with RCRA requirements. In issuing the variance, the director shall take into account:
(a) The long-term uncertainties associated with land disposal;
(b) The goal of managing hazardous waste in an appropriate manner in the first instance; and
(c) The persistence, toxicity, mobility, and propensity to bioaccumulate of such hazardous wastes and their hazardous constituents.
(3) (a) The board shall promulgate rules and regulations specifying those levels or methods of treatment, if any, which substantially diminish the toxicity of the waste or substantially reduce the likelihood of migration of hazardous constituents from the waste so that short-term and long-term threats to human health and the environment are minimized.
(b) If such restricted hazardous waste has been treated to the level or by a method specified in regulations promulgated under this subsection, such waste or residue thereof shall not be subject to the prohibition in subsection (1) of this section and may be disposed of in a land disposal facility which meets the requirements of this chapter.
[39-4423, added 1986, ch. 324, sec. 2, p. 797.]