Governing Law and Regulations
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Protection Division Hazardous Waste Compliance and Inspection Section
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 land treatment. Oklahoma requires owners and operators of land treatment facilities in Oklahoma to comply with the federal land treatment facility rules. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that engage in land treatment activities must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Land Protection Division administers and enforces the land treatment rules in Oklahoma.
FACILITY PERMIT STANDARDS
Hazardous waste facility owners and operators in Oklahoma are subject to several additional state permit conditions not included in the federal rules. The state has additional permit application requirements for TSDFs, including those regarding siting standards, on-site inspectors, and an emergency plan. The state's stricter permit standards and application rules are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
PERMIT AND FACILITY FEES
Owners and operators of hazardous waste TSDFs in Oklahoma that engage in land treatment activities must pay various state fees. Oklahoma has several permit fees, including those for permit application, ...