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's closure and post-closure rules for hazardous waste TSDFs include the federal requirements and the state's additional provisions in connection with closure cost estimates and post-closure permit fees.
In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs have to meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Oklahoma follows the federal rules specific to facilities using containers, hazardous waste storage tanks, hazardous waste landfills, land treatment units, and surface impoundments.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Land Protection Division administers and enforces the closure and post-closure rules in Oklahoma.
Applicability. Oklahoma emphasizes that the federal closure and post-closure rules of 40 CFR 264 Subpart G and the financial requirements of 40 CFR 264 Subpart H "apply to all areas of treatment, storage, disposal, or off-site recycling facilities where hazardous waste is handled. This includes all recycling units, ...