Governing Law and Regulations
Oklahoma State Fire Marshal's Office
Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC)
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODAFF)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Oklahoma generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements with additional requirements for aboveground and underground storage tanks (USTs), concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), pesticide applicators, solid waste facilities, and storage tanks.
• Administration and enforcement. OCC's PSTD administers and enforces the UST rules in Oklahoma. The OCC regulates only ASTs at retail service stations. The Oklahoma State Fire Marshal's Officer regulate al other commercial ASTs. Private use of ASTs is not regulated. The EPA regulates and permits CAFOs under its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. Other CAFO regulations and pesticides are administered and enforced by the ODAFF. The DEQ and OCC enforce the rules in Oklahoma for hazardous waste transporters.