Governing Law and Regulations
Environmental quality general laws: Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 468
Air quality laws: ORS 468A
Water quality laws: ORS 468B
Hazardous substances; radiation sources: ORS 453
Community information on hazardous substances: ORS 453.307 to 453.414
Hazardous waste and hazardous materials laws: ORS 465 and 466
Pesticide control laws: ORS 634
Sewage treatment and disposal systems: ORS 454
Solid waste management laws: ORS 459
Reuse and recycling: ORS 459A
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification (ID) numbers (adoption of the federal rules):
Generators: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-102-0012
Transporters: OAR 340-103-0011
Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): OAR 340-104-0011
Used oil notification: OAR 340-111-0040
Universal waste handlers: OAR 340-113-0030
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
EPA Region 10
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In Oregon, DEQ is the counterpart to the federal EPA. It is the regulatory agency primarily responsible for protecting and maintaining the quality of Oregon's air, land, and water.
• Administration and enforcement. Oregon has received authorization from EPA to implement its own air, water, and waste management rules. To receive federal authorization, DEQ's air, water, and waste management rules must be at least as stringent as the federal rules. To maintain its federal authorization, DEQ is required to adopt EPA's latest environmental rules or impose more stringent state standards.
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