Oklahoma Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Indemnity Fund: Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 165:25-2-4, OAC 165:26-1-36, and OAC 165:27-1-1 to 165:27-9-4

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Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs): Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (OSA) 2-20-55 and OAC 35:17-4-4

Hazardous waste and hazardous materials transporters: OAC 165:30-17-13 and OAC 165:30-3-11

Pesticide applicators: OAC 35:30-17-10

Solid waste:

Disposal facilities: OAC 252:515-27-1 to 252:515-27-85

Used tire facilities: OAC 252:515-21-35

Storage tanks:

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): OAC 165:26-1-36 and OAC 165:26-1-37

Underground storage tank (UST) financial responsibility rules: OAC 165:25-2-4

Regulatory Agencies

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC)

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODAFF)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oklahoma generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements with additional requirements for aboveground storage tanks (ASTs), underground storage tanks (USTs), concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), pesticide applicators, and solid waste facilities.

Administration and enforcement. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission's (OCC) Petroleum Storage Tank Division (PSTD) administers and enforces the AST and UST financial responsibility rules in Oklahoma. The EPA regulates and permits CAFOs under its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODAFF) administers and enforces other CAFO-related regulations and the state's pesticide regulations. The Oklahoma ...


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