Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...