Oregon Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-100-0002 and OAR 340-104-0143 to 340-104-0151

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Solid waste:

Municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs): OAR 340-094-0140 and OAR 340-094-0145

Other land disposal facilities: OAR 340-095-0090 and OAR 340-095-0095

Waste tire storage facilities: Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 459.730, OAR 340-064-0022, OAR 340-064-0055, and OAR 340-064-0063

Waste tire carriers: ORS 459.730, OAR 340-064-0055, and OAR 340-064-0063

Underground storage tanks (UST): OAR 340-151-0001 to 340-151-0025

Pesticide businesses: ORS 634.116

Regulatory Agencies

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division

Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) Pesticides Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oregon generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), solid waste disposal facilities, waste tire storage facilities, underground storage tank (UST) facilities, and licensed pesticide businesses. Oregon does not have a trust fund but has "state only" funds that can only be used for site cleanup purposes. UST owners cannot use the fund to fulfill federal financial responsibility requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers and enforces the financial responsibility requirements for TSDFs and USTs in Oregon. The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) administers and enforces regulations that pertain to ...

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