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 adopted by reference the federal regulations for universal waste, including those for mercury-containing equipment that were added on August 5, 2005.
In addition, the Oregon universal waste rule is more stringent than the federal rule in that it includes regulation of off-site collection sites and pesticide collection facilities, with additional requirements for destination facilities.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Land Quality Division administers and enforces the universal waste rule in Oregon.
OFF-SITE COLLECTION SITES
OAR 340-113-0020 and OAR 340-113-0040
Oregon defines an "off-site collection site" as a site that receives and accumulates universal waste from off-site (OAR 340-113-0020(4)). The federal rules neither define this term nor provide regulation of such sites' activities. In Oregon, an off-site collection site is subject to regulation under the ...