Governing Law and Regulations
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Oregon's Toxics Use Reduction and Hazardous Waste Reduction (TUR/HWR) Act was one of the first laws in the nation to mandate pollution prevention (P2) planning for facilities using toxic materials. The law is designed to achieve facilitywide changes that reduce, avoid, or eliminate the use of toxic substances and generation of hazardous waste by requiring affected parties to develop reduction plans and to monitor their progress on an ongoing basis.
The TUR/HWR Act requires affected facilities to develop plans to reduce toxic chemical use and hazardous waste generated on-site. Plans must include elements like a policy statement showing upper management support, an analysis of toxics use and hazardous waste generation, and identification of reduction opportunities and implementation strategies. Certain facilities must also develop annual reports on their progress. The state also offers tax credits for certain P2 activities.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Land Quality Division is responsible for administering and enforcing the TUR/HWR Act in Oregon.
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