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Oregon Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator standards: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-100-0002(1), OAR 340-100-0010, OAR 340-101-0007, OAR 340-102-0010 to 340-102-0070, and OAR 340-124-0010 to 340-124-0080

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Identification verification: OAR 340-102-0012

Annual reports: OAR 340-102-0041

Pollution prevention: OAR 340-135-0050

Fees:

Hazardous waste generation fee: OAR 340-102-0065 and Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 466.165

Hazardous waste activity verification fee: OAR 340-102-0065(4)

Conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs): OAR 340-101-0007

Regulatory Agency

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 incorporates by reference the federal hazardous waste regulations for generators and adds its own requirements regarding generator identification numbers, annual reports, on-site storage, waste reduction plans and reports, fees, conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs), and dry-cleaning facilities.

See the national section GENERATORS to review the federal generator standards.

Administration and enforcement. The Land Quality Division of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers and enforces the rules for hazardous waste generators in Oregon.

State Requirements

IDENTIFICATION VERIFICATION

OAR 340-102-0012

In addition to following the federal rules for obtaining a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency identification number, generators in Oregon must annually verify their registration information on a form provided by DEQ.

ANNUAL REPORTS

OAR 340-102-0041

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