§6627. Technical and research assistance program

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

159

:
WASTE MANAGEMENT






Subchapter

002
:
TOXICS USE REDUCTION AND HAZARDOUS WASTE REDUCTION










 

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6627. Technical and research assistance program

The secretary

shall establish a technical and research assistance program to assist

generators, exempt small quantity generators and large users in identifying and

applying toxics use reduction methods and hazardous waste reduction methods.

The program shall emphasize assistance to smaller businesses which have

inadequate technical and financial resources to obtain information, assess and

develop and apply toxics use reduction and hazardous waste reduction methods.

The program shall also emphasize the merits of use reduction as a means of

reducing the amount of hazardous waste generated or hazardous materials

released into the environment. In the program:

(1) The

department shall encourage presentations by private or public consultants,

including onsite consultation at sites or locations where hazardous waste is

generated or toxic substances are used to aid those generators or large users

requiring assistance in developing and implementing the toxics use reduction

and hazardous waste reduction plan, plan summary, and performance report

required by this subchapter.

(2) The

department shall conduct plan assistance programs, seminars, workshops,

training programs, and other similar activities to assist generators and large

users to evaluate toxics use reduction and hazardous waste reduction

alternatives and to identify opportunities for toxics use reduction and

hazardous waste reduction.

(3) The

department shall establish a program to assemble, catalogue and disseminate

information about source reduction methods, with emphasis on the merits of use

reduction, available consultant services and regulatory requirements.

(4) The

department shall identify the range of technical solutions that can be applied

by particular types of hazardous waste generators to reduce hazardous waste

generation.

(5) The

department may also direct on-site technical assistance to generators and large

users in developing the plans.

(6) The

department shall coordinate its technical assistance with trade associations

and local colleges and universities as appropriate.

(7) Technical

services provided under this section shall not result in inspection or other

enforcement actions unless there is reasonable cause to believe there is an

imminent threat to human health or the environment.

(8) The

department shall provide direct technical assistance to solid waste management

districts and regional planning entities including training and information

exchange and shall coordinate technical assistance with the solid waste

management districts and regional planning entities. (Added 1989, No. 282 (Adj.

Sess.), § 17, eff. June 22, 1990; amended 1991, No. 100, § 5.)
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