Governing Law and Regulations
Oklahoma Water Resources Board (WRB)
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Quality Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board's SRF regulations provide for an environmental review process, including the requirement for an environmental impact statement (EIS). The SRF consists of state grants and matching federal funds for loans or other assistance for pollution control projects.
DEQ also requires an environmental review for drinking water treatment projects that apply for financial assistance under the DWTRLA.
The environmental review requirements under both programs are consistent with the federal requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
• Administration and enforcement. WRB administers the SRF program in Oklahoma, including environmental review requirements under the program. DEQ is responsible for administering the environmental review requirements under the DWTRLA program.
SRF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
OAC 785:50-9-60 to 785:50-9-62
As required under Section 602(b)(6) of the Clean Water Act, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board may conduct an environmental review consistent with NEPA of any projects proposed for funding through the Wastewater Facility ...