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7045.0568 ARRANGEMENTS WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR EMERGENCIES.

Subpart 1.

Arrangements required.

The owner or operator shall attempt to make the following arrangements, as appropriate for the type of waste handled at the facility and the potential need for the services of these organizations:

A.

arrangements to familiarize the police, fire departments, and emergency response teams with the location of storage and accumulation areas within the facility, properties of hazardous waste handled at the facility and associated hazards, places where facility personnel would normally be working, entrances to and roads inside the facility, and possible evacuation routes;

B.

where more than one police and fire department might respond to an emergency, agreements designating primary emergency authority to a specific police and a specific fire department, and agreements with any others to provide support to the primary emergency authority;

C.

agreements with state emergency response teams, emergency response contractors, and equipment suppliers; and

D.

arrangements to familiarize local hospitals with the properties of hazardous waste handled at the facility and the types of injuries or illnesses which could result from fires, explosions, or releases at the facility.

Subp. 2.

Refusal by authorities.

If state or local authorities decline to enter into arrangements described in subpart 1, the owner or operator shall document the refusal in the operating record.

Subp. 3.

Record keeping.

The owner or operator shall document attempts under subpart 1 to make arrangements with local authorities in the operating record.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 116.07

History:

9 SR 115; 18 SR 1565

Published Electronically:

October 10, 2013