Governing Law and Regulations
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Protection Division Hazardous Waste Compliance and Inspection Section
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Oklahoma has adopted the federal contingency plan requirements applicable to large quantity generators, permitted hazardous waste TSDFs, and interim-status TSDFs. However, unlike the federal rules, Oklahoma requires TSDFs to prepare an additional state plan, called an "emergency plan," that follows the contingency plan criteria of 40 CFR 264 Subpart D and is approved by a majority of nearby property owners.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Land Protection Division administers and enforces the contingency plan rules and the emergency plan rules in Oklahoma.
TSDFs must prepare a separate emergency plan for each parcel of land owned by affected property owners. A parcel of land owned by affected property owners is land owned by one or more owners with a present possessory fee simple estate in land, excluding future interests, that is within 1 mile of the perimeter of the facility's site as applied for in the permit. Like a contingency plan, the emergency plan must be designed to minimize hazards to human health or the environment from fires, explosions, or ...