Governing Law and Regulations
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division Hazardous Waste Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Oregon has incorporated by reference the federal listed hazardous waste rules found at 40 CFR 261. Oregon adds a few state-only hazardous wastes.
· Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers and enforces listed hazardous waste rules in Oregon.
A "listed" waste is one that appears on one of four federal lists--F, K, P, or U. See the national section LISTED WASTES for more information on federal listed wastes. Use the material safety data sheet to identify the chemical components in the product. See the national section MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET for additional information.
STATE LISTED WASTES
DEQ recognizes Resource Conservation and Recovery Act listed wastes as hazardous, with a few exceptions that fall into the acutely hazardous category. Oregon adds to the federally listed hazardous wastes:
- Any residue, including manufacturing process wastes and unused chemicals, that has either: --A 3 percent or greater concentration of any substance or mixture of substances listed in 40 CFR 261.33(e) (classified as acutely hazardous in Oregon), or --A 10 percent or greater concentration of any substance or mixture of substances listed in 40 CFR 261.33(f).
- Any residue ...