Oklahoma Pollution Prevention regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma Pollution Prevention: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Pollution prevention (P2) program: 27A Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (OSA) Section 2-3-107

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Hazardous waste reduction program: 27A OSA Section 2-11-201 to 2-11-204

Recycling, Reuse, and Source Reduction Incentive (RRSRI) Act, 27A OSA Section 2-11-301 to 2-11-307

Recycling program: OAC 252:205-19-1 to 252:205-19-34

Concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) pollution prevention: OAC 35:17-3-11

Generator tax credits: OAC 252:205-17

Criteria for approval: OAC 252:205-17-4

Tax credit limitations: OAC 252:205-17-2

Tax credit application: OAC 252:205-17-3

Regulatory Agencies

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Customer Assistance Program

Animal Feeding Operations


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oklahoma has enacted a state law requiring certain facilities to file P2 plans to qualify for certain preferences and creating the DEQ's P2 program. For the most part, Oklahoma's P2 plans are voluntary. However, the state requires animal feeding operations to develop P2 plans for each licensed facility.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ is authorized to collect and distribute information on waste reduction technologies and procedures; conduct conferences and workshops; and provide funds to business, academic institutions, private organizations, and government entities to demonstrate pilot projects using innovative hazardous waste reduction technologies and procedures. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture is responsible for the administration and enforcement of licensed animal feeding operations in Oklahoma.


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