Governing Law and Regulations
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 incorporated by reference the federal surface impoundment requirements, including the organic air emissions standards. Oregon does not allow the disposal of hazardous waste in surface impoundments and has additional rules in connection with closure, permit application requirements, and fees.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Land Quality Division administers and enforces the rules for surface impoundments in Oregon.
PERMITS AND FEES
Oregon's permit requirements for surface impoundments include the federal standards plus the state's additional rules in connection with the permit application process, permit conditions, permit modifications, and fees. See the state section TSDF PERMITS to review the permit application process and the various state fees.
Unlike the federal rules, the Oregon hazardous waste regulations do not allow the disposal of hazardous waste in its surface impoundments.
Closure and Post-Closure Plans
Oregon follows the federal closure and post-closure rules for hazardous waste surface impoundments, with additional state requirements for closure of the management ...