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State Resources

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the district. Alaska closely follows federal environmental regulations. The DEC does not have responsibility for hazardous waste regulations. EPA, Region 10 is responsible for inspections and enforcement actions as well as other activities under RCRA for Alaska.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Alaska specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DEC air program page

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association AK specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Hazardous and Universal Waste Regulations – Alaska's hazardous waste program is managed by EPA Region 10

Small Business Assistance Program – AK small business assistance

Storage Tanks and Pipelines  – AK requirements for tanks and pipelines

Wastewater – Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) Wastewater Discharge Authorization

Solid Waste – DEC solid waste program​

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.