Oklahoma Environmental Protection Agency regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Oklahoma rules of practice and procedures for the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ): Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 252:4

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Emergency planning and community right-to-know rules: OAC 252:20

Air pollution control: OAC 252:100

Lead-based paint management rules: OAC 252:110

Hazardous waste management rules: OAC 252:205

Brownfields regulations: OAC 252:220

Radiation management: OAC 252:410

Management of solid waste: OAC 252:515

Oklahoma pollutant discharge elimination system (OPDES) standards: OAC 252:606

General water quality standards: OAC 252:611

Industrial wastewater systems: OAC 252:616

Nonindustrial flow-through and public water supply impoundments: OAC 252:621

Underground injection control: OAC 252:650 to 252:652

Water pollution control facility construction standards: OAC 252:656

Waterworks and wastewater works operator certification: OAC 252:710

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification (ID) numbers: adoption of federal rules, OAC 252:200-3-2

Regulatory Agencies


EPA Region 6

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Oklahoma, the counterpart to EPA is DEQ. The Department is responsible for protecting Oklahoma's land, water, and air from pollution.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ has authority from EPA to implement its own air, water, and waste management rules. To receive federal authorization, DEQ's air, water, and waste management rules must be at least as stringent as the federal rules. To maintain federal authorization, DEQ is required to continue to either adopt EPA's latest environmental rules or implement more ...

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