Governing Law and Regulations
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC)
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. As with federal law, Oklahoma allows certain information to be considered confidential—and protected from disclosure—when being submitted to a state agency as a condition of a permit or regulation. Contact the specific state agency to which a submission is to be made in order to determine the current procedure for maintaining confidentiality.
• Administration and enforcement. OCC's PSTD administers and enforces the UST rules in Oklahoma. In addition, Tulsa and some other local programs regulate USTs in Oklahoma. The OCC also is the agency responsible for the regulation of oil and natural gas drilling and production, which includes hydraulic fracturing.
As with the federal confidentiality guidelines, it is important in Oklahoma to claim confidentiality at the time the information is submitted. Contact the DEQ official who is responsible for the particular document or sample you are required to disclose, and follow the procedure they recommend to protect the information as a confidential trade ...