Petition No. P2006-19 10/31/07

LCB File No. R019-07

Nevada Administrative Code: NAC 4459.9533

Description of Petition: This regulation was originally adopted by the State Environmental Commission (SEC) as a temporary regulation in September 2006. Following this action, the 2007 session of the Nevada Legislature enacted Senate Bill 118; this legislation directs the SEC to permanently adopt a regulation for the handling and storage of mercury, when present in a quantity of 200,000 pounds (100 tons) or more. This is the identical threshold quantity defined in the temporary regulation.

Accordingly, this permanent regulation will amend the Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP) regulations NAC 459.9533. The regulation will permanently establish measures for the prevention of an accidental release to the environment from the storage and handling of mercury at storage facilities in Nevada, i.e., the Hawthorne Army Depot. The purpose of the regulation is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the State. Mercury will be added to the list of highly hazardous substances in NAC 459.9533 at the threshold level noted above.

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