The main responsibility of the Hazardous Materials program is to perform site investigations, develop discipline studies, implement studies and give direction to AHTD that affect hazardous and solid waste management. In addition, AHTD is responsible for identification, investigation, characterization and possible remediation of hazardous material site(s) within an existing or proposed right of way. Environmental Site Assessments, new property acquisition studies and identification of potential hazardous materials within the proposed right of way and regulatory procedures are sometimes needed.
Site investigations are routinely conducted by AHTD during the NEPA process; these assessments are conducted under established environmental site assessment procedures. These environmental site assessment investigations address the burden of acquiring portions or all of a property under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) and the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HWSA). For sites requiring remediation, in an enforcement action or regular oversight, AHTD conducts the necessary coordination with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Highway Administration-Planning, Environment and Realty
National Response Center
Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA)
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management