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Oregon Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management rules: Oregon Administrative Rules 340-100-0002(1)

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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division Hazardous Waste Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oregon has adopted by reference the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including the federal empty container rules and the organic air emissions standards. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use containers must comply with state permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Land Quality Division administers and enforces the rules for hazardous waste containers in Oregon.

Guidance Documents

To access the following DEQ guidance document regarding hazardous waste in containers that have been abandoned, click below:


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