Oklahoma Penalties and Liabilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air: 27A Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (OSA) 2-5-110, 27A OSA 2-5-111, 27A OSA 2-5-116, and 27A OSA 2-5-117

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Asbestos: 40 OSA 11-456

Hazardous materials motor carriers: 47 OSA 230.9

Hazardous waste: 21 OSA 1230.3 to 1230.9, 27A OSA 2-7-126, 27A OSA 2-7-129, 27A OSA 2-7-130, 27A OSA 2-7-134, and Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 165:30-17-55

Pesticides: 2 OSA 3-86

Solid waste: 21 OSA 1230.4, 21 OSA 1230.5, 21 OSA 1230.8, 21 OSA 1230.9, 27A OSA 2-10-302, and 27A OSA 2-10-801

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 17 OSA 308.1, 17 OSA 311, OAC 165:25-18-11, OAC 165:25-18-12, and OAC 252:4-9-4


Ag waste: 2 OSA 2A-9, 2 OSA 20-26, and 2 OSA 20-62

Drinking water: 27A OSA 2-6-901

Oil spills: 52 OSA 278

Groundwater: 82 OSA 1020-22

Wastewater: 27A OSA 2-6-206 and 27A OSA 1-2-102

Wetlands: 82 OSA 1617

Workplace safety (public sector only): Oklahoma Occupational Health and Safety Standards Act (OHSSA) 40 OSA 412

Regulatory Agencies

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODAFF) Plant Industry Division Pesticide Section

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC)

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 6

Oklahoma Department of Labor (DOL) Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (PEOSH) Unit

Local governments

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

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