Governing Law and Regulations
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Protection Division Hazardous Waste Compliance and Inspection Section
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. Oklahoma has incorporated by reference the federal rules for exporting and importing of hazardous waste. For further information, see the national section EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE.
Large quantity generators that export hazardous waste out of Oklahoma must still have a hazardous waste disposal plan. See the state section GENERATORS for more information.
Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities that receive waste generated outside the United States must submit manifests for that waste to DEQ each month. See the state section BIENNIAL REPORT for more information.
EPA requires Oklahoma (and all states) to use the federal form of manifest: the standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). Oklahoma incorporates by reference the federal manifest regulations and thereby requires the use of the federal form and compliance with the various regulations relating to the manifest (e.g., rules concerning manifest discrepancies and rejected shipments). Oklahoma's rules for hazardous waste manifest preparation and use are now the same as the federal rules. The state has its own state rule that requires quarterly submissions of manifests for hazardous waste shipped outside ...